Our Beginnings

 
 

Barry’s is a boutique-concept local jeweler that has served the Golden Horseshoe, and many other communities for the past 30 years. Barry – our founder and owner, built a business out of passion for the world of precious metals and stones. Today, Barry’s thrives on the relationships we’ve built with thousands of clients, from all over the country, who have chosen to entrust us with something as intimate as their jewellery, and their personal stories.

It is our mission to ensure we are guiding our clients to select the jewellery that they believe reflects who they are, mirrors the significance of their love, and symbolizes the importance of their milestone. 

Through honesty, integrity, and over 35 years in jewellery retail excellence, we continue our commitment to provide expert service and consideration to our clients while providing a personal experience. We believe the process of buying or selling should be simple, transparent, stress free, and rewarding as possible. 

With the exciting launch of our new auction platform, we serve as a bridge between owners and buyers for the succession of precious and luxury items from past ages, and for years to come.

Our Passion

 

Barry’s prides itself in housing beautifully designed jewellery by world-renowned designers, its own Barry’s Brand collection, as well as customized and vintage estate pieces. Barry’s philosophy is to share the beauty of well-designed jewellery with everyone in our community. He is passionate about ensuring that everyone can share in the long standing traditional experience of owning, gifting, or wearing jewellery to symbolize life stories. It is this passion that allows our showrooms to have something for everyone; we cater to all tastes, occasions, styles, and budgets. To ensure that our clients can choose from the very best artistic creations, without sacrificing quality, we’ve set out to provide selections from all over the world - from New York City, to Hong Kong. 

Having branded ourselves on “Making It Personal™”, we are especially passionate in celebrating the unity of two people committing to love each other for life! It is for this reason, we offer the widest selection of engagement and wedding bands in the area.

It is these relationships we pride ourselves on, and what allows us to continue being involved in marking their life events with thoughtful, and meaningful gifts. From anniversaries, the birth of a child, graduation, career climbs and transitions, retirement and so many more events - we are honoured each and every time to be the ones you choose to have be a part of these special events.  These experiences are what makes us all excited to come to work every day at Barry’s: To personally share in the stories that are unfolding in our clients’ lives. We are honored, and thankful to be given the chance to truly get to know our clients in such a meaningful way.

Our Community Responsibility

 

Barry has always been a strong advocate for practicing corporate social responsibility through giving back and supporting various charitable organizations, big and small, over the years. During the last 3 years Barry’s has supported various non-profit organizations in their efforts to raise funds for their specific causes by donating jewellery - valued at an impressive $250,000 and counting!

Overall, Barry’s focuses its community efforts around giving the Gift of Health. We believe that this is very much tied with what we do every day. Since beautiful jewellery is shared during many milestones throughout one’s lifespan, and these pieces often become family heirlooms passed on through generations representing deep family history, what better way for us to give back than to support the preservation and improvement of the quality of health in our community. So that everyone can enjoy many more milestones to come with their loved ones in good health.

Our Planet

 

In 2002, the UN adopted a system to end the practice of diamond trading for dubious means. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme outlines the regulations and requirements countries must follow to make sure a diamond is mined and shipped in a humane, legitimate way. This practice tracks diamonds from the mines, to the finished product, ensuring you as the consumer receive goods free from illegal trade. 

As a company, and Barry personally, it is our top priority that all our stones are ethically sourced and mined environmentally sound whether it be diamonds or gemstones; no matter where we get them from. With that being said, we are very proud to be both supporters and a retailer of Canadian mined diamonds and Canadian manufacturers. 

Canada now ranks third in the world in diamond volume produced. Tracked directly from their extraction from the mines, these diamonds are true Canadian treasures straight from our Great White North. We value traceability and all of our loose diamonds are independently certified and graded by respected and reputable gem labs, to ensure our consumer receives unbiased, professional certification.

Our Hope

 

Barry’s looks forward to personally impacting the lives of members in our community, province, and country alike - one person at a time! We welcome everyone to pay us a visit and experience what Barry’s own vision has since 1985...to make it personal!

Our Ethical Sources Practices

 

Barry’s supports and maintains a zero-tolerance policy pertaining to conflict diamonds. We, along with the global diamond and jewellery industry take great measures to deal with partners who support the Kimberly Process. The Kimberly Process tracks diamonds from mine to finished product, ensuring you as the consumer receive goods free from illegal trade. We particularly support Canadian diamonds. Canada now ranks fourth in the world in diamond volume produced. Tracked directly from their extraction from the mine, these diamonds are true Canadian treasures straight from our Great White North. We value traceability and all of our loose diamonds are independently certified and graded by respected and reputable gem labs, to ensure our consumer receives unbiased, professional certification.