HOW IT’S MADE
our design showcase
At Olson Goldsmiths we sell Canadian diamonds. We take the time to inspect and use quality diamonds so that whatever we make is always shining its best.
We frequently get people inquiring about what to do with old jewellery. In many cases it is inherited or the style is dated and it seems a shame to let it sit in a drawer. The diamonds are reusable in new designs and in many instances have sentimental value.
New designs around old diamonds is something of a specialty for us, whether it’s grandma’s engagement ring or jewellery “what’s his name” gave you, Scott will show you how to preserve the value of those diamonds in a sparkling new masterpiece.
And yes, we will also purchase old gold and diamonds or trade in gold and diamonds on other items.
Scott Olson has manufactured a Black Rod themed for Saskatchewan that utilizes Saskatchewan mined gold and diamonds. The rod also celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee and legislative centennial.
Four provincial legislatures use the Black Rod today which are New Brunswick, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and now Saskatchewan. Rods of office date back to 1774 in Canadian Legislative Council. Rick Mantey, Cabinet Secretary and Clerk of the Executive Council, has been appointed first Usher of the Black Rod. The Black Rod is carried on certain ceremonial occasions such as attendance upon the Queen, Governor General or Lieutenant Governor.
The construction is mostly sterling silver gilt with an oak shaft stained
black. The oak was personally delivered by HRH Prince Charles to the speaker of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, Dan D’Autremont. The oak originates from the Duchy of Cornwall.
The symbols depicted on the Black Rod are: the Queen’s Royal Cypher and Crown (with 60 diamonds saskatchewan mined), a white tailed deer (inspired by The Arms of Saskatchewan), the provincial motto: MULTIS E GENTIBUS VIRES, a first nations eagle, the circle of life, feathers, sweet grass and buffalo. More include a globe with western red lillies, a Metis sash and the infinity symbol.100 Saskatchewan mined diamonds circle the equator, four of which are 1ct. diamonds placed on each quadrant of the four directions. Finally, a wheat sheaf and 2005 Canadian maple leaf coin complete the base of this magnificent project.
Olson Goldsmiths Inc.
2529 Broad St
Canada S4P 0M9
Tue. – Fri. 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Sat. 10:00AM – 3:00PM