How Gré goods are made

Every Gré pieces is handcrafted from scratch in our Montréal studio.


To make our Crystal cuffs we start by sculpting a mould, which our friendly local foundry turns into sterling silver or brass. We file, sand, polish, sweat and slave over that beauty for days, until it’s as smooth as Ryan Gosling’s smile and as shiny as our soul—and then we get to the fun bit. On go the stones and crystals, woven on with a metal wire, then polymer, resin and more, and more, and more. 🌟


Our rings are made the same way as our metal cuffs, only smaller. We start by sculpting a mould which we get cast in sterling silver, brass or gold (when we’re feeling bougie), then file, sand and polish it lovingly until it reflects more light than a mirror on the moon. Then we decorate: stones, crystals, glass, pearls and so much more get woven on with metal wire, and all that goodness is then encased in a layer of polymer and resin. BAM! A one-of-a-kind Gré ring.


Our necklaces start with the gemstones. For our Amulets and Nano Amulets, we pick a single semi-precious stone that resonates on that day and go nuts on it with polymers, acrylics, smaller crystals and gems to make it a portent pendant. It's the same idea for our Bunches, except that each of the mini pendants in each bunch is composed of gemstone chips and playful things. All out chains are silver or gold-plated.


Our earrings and ear cuffs start with a solid sterling silver or brass plate, which we saw into our desired shapes. Then we heat, bend, whack, file, sand, polish, polish and polish until they look like the beautiful images in our head. Onto that we add our mixed media stylings, including precious and semi-precious stones, and much more. A little different for every earring, because we’ve found that no two things—even within pairs—are actually exactly alike.