Help us support Hope and Cope

November 3, 2011
Come visit the Vintage Sale November 5th and 6th at Lou's house.

Are you looking for fabulous holiday gifts at unbeatable prices? Then look no further!

Our vintage sale will be held on Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Wellness Centre / Lou's House, 4635 Côte Ste. Catherine Road.

You'll find antiques, artwork, jewellery (from high end to one-of-a-kind pieces from Italy), Chanel, Gucci and Hermes scarves and purses and lots more.

Free parking in the JGH lot, Lavoie entrance. If you prefer public transportation, the Côte-Sainte-Catherine metro is less than one block away from the Wellness Centre. We're also accessible by buses 124 and 129.

All proceeds will support the innovative cancer survivorship programming at the Wellness Centre
Hope & Cope - Lou's House


Honouring Women Artists in the West Island

November 1, 2011
We are proud to display our jewellery at this exhibit in the West Island of Montreal. Please come and join us, November 1st and 2nd at 96 Roger Pilon in Pierrefonds.
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Pearl Care

September 25, 2011
Caring for your pearls is easy. Be sure not to expose them to creams, lotions, perfumes, cosmetics or hair spray. Don’t clean them with chemicals or abrasives. Simply, wipe them gently with a lightly dampened cloth. Treat them with care and they will reward you for years to come. Put them in a cloth bag or tissue after using. Restring them every few years.
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Tahitian Pearls

September 12, 2011
Exotic South Sea pearls from the Black-Lipped Oyster, or Pinctada margaritifera, are more commonly known as Tahitian pearls. These pearls are often referred to as black, but have a remarkable colour range that covers the spectrum - from light, creamy white and grey, to regal greens and deep black. Tahitian pearls are relative newcomers to the pearl world, popularized only as early as the mid-1900's. Unlike the more common pearl types, Tahitian pearls typically have a naturally dark body colo...
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Freshwater Pearls

September 11, 2011

Although it is the most common type of pearl produced today, most freshwater pearl information may be little known to the general public. Their unique shapes and wide variety of colours combined with their attractive prices and charming character, have made them a favourite amongst jewellery designers, shoppers, and pearl connoisseurs alike. They characteristically range in shape from very baroque to nearly round.
Best known for their whimsical shapes and wide variety of sizes and colours, the...

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Jewellery Course

September 10, 2011
Learn the art of making beautiful pearl jewellery. In a short time, learn the basic steps needed to create professional looking earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Techniques include gluing, stringing, very basic knotting, crimping, wire wrapping and chain making. Designing and getting your creativity to flow will be discussed as well. Learn about Montreal–based suppliers as well as Internet suppliers. This is a beginner level course suitable to anyone with the interest and the inclination...
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The History of Pearls

September 10, 2011
No other gem has captivated our collective fascination like the pearl. One of the world’s first gemstones, a pearl is truly a miracle of nature. They are unlike any other gemstone. Pearls are grown in oceans, streams and lakes by molluscs, such as oysters or mussels while other gemstones are mined from the earth. Pearls are beautiful as they are, straight out of the mollusc. The pearl was the first gem to be valued by mankind. They have been recognized as prized gems for centuries longer t...
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