News and Events

August 31, 2017

September is "Repair, Retip, Revamp, & Remount Month" at Purdy's! That means all month long we're offering deals on select services (claw retipping, rhodium plating, and finger fit shanks) as well as offering FREE ring clean & polishes ready for next day pickup!

While you're shopping, let us examine your rings for the following:
Worn claws, thin shanks, cracked settings, loose or missing diamonds.

We're open Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am-5:00pm
*Special ends September 30th.*
 
August 24, 2017

Purdy's owners Dave & Marylynn were away buying at the CJG jewellery show last weekend with Keith Jack, winner of the Canadian Jewellery Group "Supplier of the Year" award!
They returned with lots of exciting new jewellery that we can't wait to share with you! Keep your eyes open for some beautiful new pieces by Keith Jack Inc.!
 
August 08, 2017

Back in stock! Show your feminine side with subtle rose gold accents amongst brilliant Canadian diamonds!

...DID YOU KNOW? Canadian Rocks uses diamonds from the Victor mine in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario. That means these diamonds aren't just Canadian diamonds, but more specifically, ONTARIO diamonds!
 
August 01, 2017

Our contest in honour of Canada's 150 has come to an end, and the lucky winner has been drawn... a huge congratulations to PAULA KANE!! We hope you enjoy your lovely new Canadian diamond stud earrings by "Canadian Rocks"!
We'd like to thank everyone who entered our contest, the response was absolutely overwhelming! Be sure to follow us on social media @PurdysJewellery so you don't miss out on our next giveaway contest!
On another note: Mark your calendars for Bobcaygeon Midnight Madness this Saturday, August 5th! We'll be open 9:30am-11:00pm and will have select jewellery & watches on sale 60% OFF!
 
July 31, 2017

Saturday, August 5th is Bobcaygeon's annual Midnight Madness extravaganza! Bolton Street will be bustling with vendors, games, and live music, along with special deals in stores and tasty food from all the delicious restaurants! Bring the family out and join the fun from 7pm - Midnight!!

Here at Purdy's, we're having 60% OFF Selected Jewellery & Watches ALL DAY LONG - From 9:30am-11:00pm! You won't want to miss this!
 
July 21, 2017

NEW ARRIVALS!! Rings by Canadian designer Claude Thibaudeau.
 
June 01, 2017

ENTER TO WIN!!

Celebrate Canada's 150 by entering to win a stunning pair of Canadian Rocks diamond studs!! ($699 value, .25 CTW)

HOW TO ENTER: You can enter IN STORE at Purdy's Jewellery, or at Purdy's Jewellery's FACEBOOK PAGE. **One entry per person.**

Contest closes July 31 2017, at 5:00pm.
Good luck!
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RULES & REGULATIONS:
Must be a resident of Canada and 18 years of age or older.
No purchase necessary. No cash value.
One entry per person.



In addition to this fantastic giveaway, we also have several brand new Canadian jewellery lines! Designed and created right here in Canada.
 
May 30, 2017

Find your.. Something Blue at Purdy's!

Inspired by the meeting of past and present, NES uses traditionnal jewellery techniques, incorporating modern resins and wallpapers.

After designing their work, the two NES artists ( Nikaline and Sybelle) choose the colors and materials that will compose the pieces of a new collection. Their ideas take shape when they create a wax or a metal sculpture, after which the mold is used as a base in the manufacturing of the jewels. When the pewter pieces have been molded and cast, they apply coloured resin and ornaments such as pearls, gemstones, crystals and sometimes unique collections with wallpaper of there own drawing or in collaboration with other artists. Nikaline and Sybelle are proud to make their jewellery with local resources.
All NES jewellery is hand made in Montreal.
 
May 23, 2017

Get your "Something New" with a Max Strauss designer ring. Pieces as beautiful and unique as you are.

Designed and created in Canada!
 
May 16, 2017

Find your "Something Old" at Purdy's with Lynda CArr Vintage Jewellery!

It is often said that everything that is old is new again. Lynda Carr has held this philosophy from a very early age. Always intrigued and inspired by vintage items like architecture, clothing, furniture, jewellery, Lynda took this attitude and applied it to her wonderful art. What many see as old and tarnished silver serving platters, bread plates, butter dishes and trivets, Lynda sees as new and shiny rings, bracelets, broaches, and necklaces.
Lynda practices her “Three R’s” recycle, restyle & reborn, from her quaint studio located in Wainfleet, Ontario. The studio is a working studio, people are welcome to stop in and see her create her unique, one of a kind, artisan jewellery. The next time you see something old and tarnished, it may be hiding something truly beautiful and unique.

See in store for the full line!
 
May 14, 2017

 
April 04, 2017

We're excited to announce the coming of several new lines to our store, all by Canadian Designers! Stay tuned for more information!!
 
March 21, 2017

Every year, Purdy's sponsors a bonspiel at the Bobcaygeon Curling Club for the afternoon ladies. This year our theme is "Sweeping for Canada's 150" in celebration of our great nation's 150th birthday!
Also in honour of Canada's 150 years, we're introducing several new Canadian Designer lines into the store this spring! Like & follow our Facebook and Instagram pages so you'll be the first to know when they arrive!
 
March 04, 2017

This month's birthstone is Aquamarine!
 
February 17, 2017

February's birthstone is AMETHYST!

Our spotlight ring this month is the stunning amethyst ring you see here. Set in 10K rose gold and complimented by a halo of diamonds, this oval-shaped amethyst is a definite show stopper!
$995
 
February 04, 2017

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! Share your love with the gift of a Persona bead, or treat yourself and add to your own collection. To better serve you, we will be OPEN the monday (February 13th) before Valentine's Day (February 14th) from 9:30am-5:00pm.
 
January 25, 2017

Add some sparkle this Valentine's Day with the most brilliant gift of all.
[Diamond studs pictured are from Canadian Rocks]

Last minute shopper? We will be open Monday, February 13th from 9:30am-5:00pm!
 
January 10, 2017

This month's birthstone is GARNET.

ABOUT:
Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colours: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, and deeply saturated purplish reds. Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A green garnet, tsavorite, is very rare and needs rarer rock chemistries and conditions to form.

HISTORY & LORE:
Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife. In ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents.
The term carbuncle was often used in ancient times to refer to red garnets, although it was used for almost any red stone. Carbuncle was thought to be one of the four precious stones given to King Solomon by God.
Centuries later, in Roman scholar Pliny’s time (23 to 79 AD), red garnets were among the most widely traded gems. In the Middle Ages (about 475 to 1450 AD), red garnet was favored by clergy and nobility.
Red garnet’s availability increased with the discovery of the famous Bohemian garnet deposits in central Europe around 1500. This source became the nucleus of a regional jewelry industry that reached its peak in the late 1800s.
MOHS HARDNESS:
6.5-7.5
 
December 15, 2016

Drumroll please..... and the winner is... SUSAN WESTON!

Congratulations, Susan! Thank you to everyone who entered!
 
November 22, 2016

CONTEST GIVEAWAY ALERT!
You could be entered to win a Caravelle New York watch & bracelet gift set just by following us @purdysjewellery on social media! It's that simple. And because we want you to have your best chance of winning, we're giving you FIVE* different opportunities to enter!

Here's how you can enter:
1. Like us on FACEBOOK
2. Follow us on INSTAGRAM
3. Pin with us on PINTEREST
4. SUBSCRIBE to our emails
5. LIKE & SHARE our contest post on facebook
*Only five total entries; one per platform, per person.

CONTEST CLOSES DECEMBER 15th AT 4:00PM! Winner to be announced here on our website so be sure to check back!

Good luck!
RULES & REGULATIONS:
Prize must be claimed by January 31 2017. No cash value. Gift set may be exchanged for any Caravelle New York watch of equal or lesser value. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.
 
November 07, 2016

Right now when you spend $200 on Elle jewellery, we'll give you a FREE sterling silver cz pendant ($89 value)!
 
October 20, 2016

With Persona's newest collection 'Notes of Inspiration', you can keep your favourite life mottos close to your heart.
 
October 04, 2016

Who loves a FREE gift? Everyone. That's why we've teamed up with Caravelle New York to put a little extra something in your shopping bag. Right now, when you purchase a Caravelle New York watch you'll receive a FREE 4GB Caravelle USB!!
 
September 27, 2016

September is... RING REPAIR Month at PURDY'S JEWELLERY!!

If you have old jewellery that you've grown bored of or no longer wear, maybe it's time to consider remounting it for a fresh new look! Drop in any time to discuss the possibilities!

Repair Month Specials:
$20 OFF Claw Retipping (minimum 4 claws per ring)
$50 OFF Finger Fit Shanks (for arthritic knuckles)
 
September 26, 2016

September is... RING REPAIR Month at PURDY'S JEWELLERY!!

Do your white gold rings look a little less white than the day you got them? That's because all gold is naturally yellow so to become white it must be mixed with other metals to override the natural colouring. However, even with the alloys mixed in, a slight yellow hue is still visible. So a RHODIUM PLATING is then applied, thus giving it that bright white--almost platinum--finish we all love.
With daily wear, it's necessary to have white gold replated every few years to maintain the brilliant finish.

Repair Month Specials:
$20 OFF Claw Retipping (minimum 4 claws per ring)
$50 OFF Finger Fit Shanks (for arthritic knuckles)
 
September 21, 2016

September is... RING REPAIR Month at PURDY'S JEWELLERY!!

Over time, the claws on your ring can become worn so it's necessary to have your rings checked annually, and if necessary, retipped.

To prolong the life of your rings, take them off before bed and doing daily household chores; as a general rule of thumb, make them the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night.

Drop in any time this month for us to examine your rings and ensure they're in good repair! We're also offering complimentary Clean & Polishing (with next day pick-up) all month long!

Repair Month Specials:
$20 OFF Claw Retipping (minimum 4 claws per ring)
$50 OFF Finger Fit Shanks (for arthritic knuckles)
 
September 14, 2016

September is... RING REPAIR Month at PURDY'S JEWELLERY!! Are your rings looking a little scratched and dingy? We can fix that! All month long you can bring your rings in to have them checked, cleaned, and polished FREE of charge!!

3 ring limit per customer // clean & polishes are next day pick-up.
Repair Month Specials:
$20 OFF Claw Retipping (minimum 4 claws per ring)
$50 OFF Finger Fit Shanks (for arthritic knuckles)
 
September 07, 2016

September is... RING REPAIR Month at PURDY'S JEWELLERY!!

Is Arthritis preventing you from enjoying your favourite rings? We can fix that! With a 'Finger Fit' shank you can wear them once again! This specially designed shank is hinged so it can open up and expand to fit over troublesome knuckles then close to the perfect fit. Available in yellow and white gold.

Repair Month Specials:
$20 OFF Claw Retipping (minimum 4 claws per ring)
$50 OFF Finger Fit Shanks (for arthritic knuckles)
 
August 31, 2016

September is... RING REPAIR month!

Drop in any time this month for us to examine your rings and ensure they're in good repair! We're also offering complimentary Clean & Polishes (with next day pick-up) all month long!

Repair Month Specials:
$20 OFF Claw Retipping (minimum 4 claws per ring)
$50 OFF Finger Fit Shanks (for arthritic knuckles)
Clinic special ends September 30th.
 
August 01, 2016

Striking in colour, August's birthstone, the peridot, instills power and healing to the wearer.
 
July 27, 2016

Bolton Street is the place to be this Saturday, July 30! Along with great deals at many of the downtown stores and restaurants, there will also be: a live band, bouncy castle, games, face painting, bungee run, balloons, rockwall climbing, and much more!!

Here's at Purdy's we'll have select jewellery & watches on sale for 60% OFF from 9:30am - Midnight. This is a one day only event and while quantities last! Don't miss out!!
Be sure to also visit our outside booth (between 7-10pm) and get a trendy, jewellery-inspired tattoo for just $3! Flash Tattoos are temporary metallic tattoos that resemble jewellery and typically last 3-5 days! They're a great addition to your summer wardrobe, and not to mention, look fabulous with your bathing suit! Proceeds from our Flash Tattoo sales will go to our local Food Bank; and as a thank-you for support, we're giving you a $5 coupon to use in store!

See you Saturday Night!!
 
July 20, 2016

From now until July 28th, buy any two Persona beads and get one FREE!
 
July 13, 2016

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Christophe Poly

Descended from Greek and French origins, Christophe Poly immigrated to Canada at the age of 8. Growing up, he was quick to develop a passion for the arts which he inherited from his mother, a fashion designer. From his father, an entrepreneur, he inherited the drive and the ambition that allowed him to build concrete items from his own creativity skills.
Poly began his jewellery career after taking a course at the "Ecole de joaillerie et de metaux d'art de Montreal". He rapidly perfected the basic skills to develop his own innovative style and techniques that today characterize his work. He sees beauty in everyday objects and finds artistic inspiration in fashion, engineering and architecture.

Drop by the store to see his latest designs (just in!) and to try on these unique pieces of wearable art to see what style best suits you!
 
July 05, 2016

The North is more than your diamond's birthplace. It's the heart of everything wild, beautiful and pure. The world's mightiest rivers, pristine glaciers and jagged mountains; it's a remote place that inspires adventure, discovery and courage.

#ShareYourNorth with Canadian Rocks!
Share images on Facebook and/or Instagram that represent what The North means to you. Tag @CanadianRocks in your images and be sure to use the #ShareYourNorth hashtag too!
 
June 29, 2016

July 1st is Canada Day and we're happy to announce we will be open from 9:30-4:00!
To start your long weekend with a bang, join us Friday night for some spectacular fireworks at the beach park! We hope to see you there! Happy Canada Day everyone!
 
April 27, 2016

The stunning combination of morganite and rose gold makes for a perfect accessory to compliment your sun-kissed summer skin!
 
April 16, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to our beloved 'Aunt' Sheila Purdy, co-founder of Purdy's Jewellery. Sheila Kathleen Junkin was born on August 31, 1921 in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. After attending Shaw Business College in Toronto, she married Grant Purdy in 1942. Together, Sheila and Grant opened Purdy's Watch Shop in Bobcaygeon in November of 1944. Over the years, Sheila and Grant grew the business into a full selection jewellery store until their retirement in 1985 upon selling the business to their niece Marylynn and her husband, Dave Lindsay. Aunt Sheila loved working in the store. She especially loved talking to and getting to know her customers personally. Sheila was an active member in the community volunteering for the curling club, her local church, and community care. She continued to live in Bobcaygeon in her family home while enjoying her retirement. Aunt Sheila is survived by her daughter, Sharon, and is predeceased by her husband, Grant (1994) and her daughter, Carole Anne (2013). Dave, Marylynn, and all the staff of Purdy's Jewellery will sorely miss her.
 
March 30, 2016

Wedding season is quickly approaching so don't leave it until the last minute to choose your wedding band. Take some stress off and find yours today; we can help you pick the perfect one for you and take at least one thing off your "To Do" list!
There are several to choose from including gold, tungsten, and cobalt!
 
March 16, 2016

On March 17th, wear your best green jewellery to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
 
February 17, 2016

Follow us @purdysjewllery for the latest in jewellery trends, style tips, new additions to the store, and everything else jewellery related!
And in case you didn't already know, we're also on Facebook & Pinterest!
 
February 04, 2016

Let your love shine bright like a diamond this Valentine's Day.
See in store for our wide selection of jewellery perfect for your very own sweetheart!
 
December 06, 2015

Introducing Frédéric Duclos!!

Frédéric Duclos is an award winning French designer based in Huntington Beach, California. He creates the most stunning, contemporary sterling silver jewellery for women which is often accented with luxurious 14 karat gold.

Come see our full selection in store!
 
December 01, 2015

Join us December 4th & 5th for a Kameleon Pop Party with over 700 JewelPops, rings, pendants, and earrings! We'll be featuring the latest Kameleon Christmas designs, as well as the much anticipated Holiday Gift Set ($99, regularly $188!) and stunning limited edition Victorian Elegance Ring ($89) exclusive to Purdy's Jewellery! Don't miss out!

Prizes * Specials * Food * Fun
 
November 27, 2015

Black Friday is here and so are the deals!
From now until November 30th, take an additional 20% OFF sale items! And for all you Persona Collectors out there, buy any 2 beads and get 1 FREE!!! Don't miss out!

Sale ends November 30 ~ All Sales Final
 
November 11, 2015

We have several new & exciting arrivals to our Canadian Rocks line, including (but not limited to!) this trio breathtaking rose gold-accented diamond rings!

Canadian Rocks are the only diamonds to be mined, cut and polished in Canada, embodying the true meaning of a Canadian diamond. Somehow, it sparkles a little brighter when you know it's from a good place.

Canadian Rocks. True love. Strong and free.

To learn more about Canadian Rocks and their commitment to Canada's environment, visit their website: canadianrocksdiamonds.com
 
August 26, 2015

BERING has a special place in its heart for polar bears. It has been campaigning for the conservation of this endangered species since 2011. For every Charity watch sold BERING will donate $15 to the animal welfare organization "Polar Bears International".

The organization's current campaign is "Save Our Sea Ice".Thanks to a series of lectures, discussions and special campaigns,for example on international "Earth Day" or the KilowattChallenge on "Oceans Day", they are drawing attention to the endangered habitat of the polar bears and our entire ecosystem.At the same time solutions are being developed that deal with climate change, the warming Arctic and the endangered natural environment of the polar bears.

The charity watch "Time to care 2015" is limited to 2,181 pieces and individually numbered. The watch is made of stainless steel, blue high-tech ceramic, sapphire crystal and one genuine diamond.
 
August 13, 2015

After a very busy weekend in Toronto at the Canadian Jewellery Show, we're finally back and can't wait for you to see the new lines we've got coming! But here's a little teaser!
 
August 04, 2015

August's birthstone is Peridot.

Colour: Yellowish-Green Mineral: Olivine Mohs Hardness: 6.5 to 7 Anniversary: 15th
Why We Love This Gem:
1. Peridot crystals can be found in meteorites: some rare extraterrestrial crystals are even big enough to facet as cut gemstones.
2. Most gems are coloured by impurities such as iron. Peridot's colour is intrinsically yellow-green. Higher-quality stones have an intense colour.
3. Peridot has extremely high double refraction: when you look closely through the gem, you can see two of each pavilion facet.
 
August 01, 2015

This weekend marks Bobcaygeon's annual 'Midnight Madness' extravaganza! On Saturday, August 1st join the fun downtown from 7pm-12am for live music, games, sidewalk sales and much, much more! See the website for further details about all Midnight Madness activities and participating vendors: http://www.bobcaygeonmidnightmadness.ca/p/activities.html

Here at Purdy's, you'll find 60% OFF selected jewellery & watches!
Hope to see you there!

Holiday Weekend Hours:
Sat. 9:30am - 11pm
Sun. 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon. 10:00am - 4:00pm
 
June 30, 2015

White Lotus Designs

Inspired by urban fashion and with a background in Design and Fine Art, Edina Racz finds the most diverse materials to create one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces that are creative, functional and wearable. The 'WhiteLotus' collection features wire-woven gemstone necklaces, earrings, and cuff bracelets. Each piece is handcrafted using time-honoured skills and quality materials in her Toronto based studio.
 
April 08, 2015

Job Title: Fine Jewellery Sales Associate

Position: Full-time / Part-time

Are you looking for a career? Would you love the opportunity to sell beautiful jewellery? Purdy�s Jewellery and Gems is currently searching for a high energy, dynamic Sales Associate for our family owned and operated jewellery store.

About Purdy�s Jewellery & Gems:
At Purdy�s, we pride ourselves on our high level of personalized customer service as we strive to exceed the expectations of our customers at all times. We have been a cornerstone in the Bobcaygeon community for over 70 years; specializing in fine diamond and gemstone jewellery, fashion jewellery and watches. Our on-site jewellery appraising and goldsmith services are second to none.

What Purdy�s Jewellery & Gems Offers:
� Opportunity for growth
� On-going professional sales skills training
� Competitive earnings
� Leading retail environment
� Affluent client base
� Beautiful setting

Responsibilities:
� Actively selling and assisting customers while demonstrating a passion for fine jewellery.
� Demonstrate superior customer service in line with Purdy�s vision and values ensuring that the reputation and integrity of the organization is preserved.
� Serve as a Purdy�s Brand Ambassador demonstrating professional and ethical behaviour.
� Consistently build and monitor a clientele base compiling customer information with accuracy and completeness.
� Contribute to team efforts and actively participate in team meetings to achieve company objectives and sales goals.
� Participate daily in the display and merchandising of jewellery with consistent attention to housekeeping and security.
� Support and assist with all marketing and special event activities on and offsite.
� Gain product knowledge to aid both sales and administrative duties.
� Regular review of local and national publications to ensure fluency with all trends, news and issues relating to the fine jewellery, and fashion industries.
� Participate in all physical inventories.
� Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
� Demonstrated success with 3 years+ in sales/retail or hospitality.
� Experience in selling fine jewellery with gemmological knowledge is an asset.
� Natural passion for excelling at customer service.
� Actively interested in current fashion and trends.
� Outgoing personality with ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment.
� A self-starter requiring minimal supervision and demonstrating superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
� Ability to make sound decisions based on business needs.
� Professionalism in oral and written communications.
� Proficiency in Point of Sales (POS) systems, Microsoft Office, email and social media.
� Experience with Apple products an asset.
� Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.


Application:
Send cover letter and resum� to: purdys@i-zoom.net
Subject Line: "Purdy's Sales Associate"

Please do not drop resumes off in store, we would like all applications in the digital form specified above. Thank you.
 
April 07, 2015

The 2015 Spring Collection is now available!
Inspired by a romanic dreamland, the new spring collection features soft hues and whimsical themes.
 
February 14, 2015

The new Kameleon releases for Spring 2015 are here, including a colour changing mood pop! Stop by the store to see a full selection of what's available.. and remember, Change is Natural.
 
February 14, 2015

Love is in the air today and what better way to show it than with the Persona Valentine's collection. Feminine, striking and romantic these Persona beads make the perfect gift for your special Valentine.
 
December 01, 2014

Dancing Sapphires!
Gorgeously feminine, these Dancing Sapphires feature a unique setting allowing the sapphire to mesmerize all by continuously moving and sparkling in the light!
 
November 20, 2014

In celebration of our 70th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee, we're inviting you to join us Thursday, November 20th to Saturday, November 22nd for a very special event!

There will be games, draws, specials, and of course, food and refreshments! We will be open from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Hope to see you there!
 
September 10, 2014

Our repair department is at your service!
In addition to all ring repairs, we also offer: diamond replacement, jewellery repair, chain soldering, ring sizing, rhodium plating, pearl restringing, engraving, watch repairs and batteries.

For the month of September, we're giving you $20 OFF Claw Retipping (minimum 4 claws per ring) and $75 OFF Finger Fit Shanks for Arthritic Knuckles.
 
July 09, 2014

In honour of our new brand, we're giving you the chance to win a gorgeous Canadian Rocks solitaire diamond pendant! Simply drop into Purdy's and ask about Canadian Rocks to receive your ballot. Don't miss out!

Contest Closes Sunday, October 12th at 4pm
 
May 15, 2014

 
May 11, 2014

 
November 28, 2013

Be sure to mark your calendars for our Kameleon Trunk Show and join the fun! November 28 - December 1.
 
October 26, 2013