Dan Taylor Designs is a small business located in the heart of the Niagara Region. All the pieces are made by hand out of quality materials and to the highest standard of workmanship.
At Dan Taylor Jewellery, I try to strike a balance between classicism and modernity. There is a story behind each piece of jewellery that has inspired its design and fabrication. I strive to make each piece personal and delightful for the wearer.
I also repair and make alterations to fine jewellery and create custom pieces upon request. To inquire about repairs or custom work please contact me directly at DanTaylorJewellery@gmail.com
I am one of the very few North American craftsman who prefer to form and shape silver and gold by hand using hammers, saws, files, and fire. I aim to place myself among some of the great modern jewellers / designers that I admire including: Georg Jensen, Torun Bulow-Hube, Nanna Ditzel, Hans Hansen, Bjorn Weckstrom and Henning Koppel.
I work primarily in Argentium sterling silver because it is harder, brighter and less prone to oxidation than regular .925 sterling silver. Bracelets and necklaces will not scratch or bend as easily as would be the case if made with regular sterling or "higher" silver. I find that Argentium, which is 92.5+% silver stays bright and is tarnish-resistant. Argentium doesn’t blacken the same way as regular sterling sterling silver. Argentium has the benefits of pure silver (non-tarnishing) without the downside of being too soft. I do work in regular sterling as well when the material is best suited to the object. I am glad to use 92.5% or higher silver if the client wishes. My aim is to satisfy each and every client.
I work primarily in 14k, 18k, 22k and 24k Gold, Platinum and Argentium Sterling Silver.
My clients tell me that my designs are a pleasure to wear and I fabricate them to last a lifetime. Nothing leaves my studio that isn’t smooth against your skin and formed to move freely with the wearer. I strive to create pieces that are modern, elegant and luxurious.
My work is identified by the “Dan Taylor” maker's mark and occasionally on small pieces by just DT.