Meet Liz! Liz is our new goldsmith at our Regent location! At the age of 15, she quickly found her passion for goldsmithing while working after school and on weekends at A. Kavanagh where she learnt how to polish and solder jewellery! She picked up the skills very quickly at a young age and was apprenticed by other goldsmiths, including our very own Thai who is currently our goldsmith at our Kenaston & Ness location – Winnipeg is a small world. Through hands on learning and reading tons of books, Liz began to perfect her technical skill in goldsmithing. Her passion for art and drawing naturally helped her creativity in the job. One of her favourite parts to the job is to help people fix or take something sentimental to them and making it new or wearable again. She also loves a good challenge of creating something new! In fact, one of her dreams for the future is to design and create her own jewellery. She is also interested in taking the GIA gemology course to expand her knowledge in gemstones. But for now, she is really enjoying working with customers at Appelt’s and taking special care of their jewellery for them.
Apart from work, Liz is a wife and a mother of two! Her son’s name is Foster (9) and her daughter’s name is Solleil (3) and she has an amazingly supportive husband, Jean. They love to spend their summer weekends at their family cottage in Ponemah, Manitoba and they are a huge hockey family in the winter! They also enjoy going for dog walks in the forest during the week with their husky.
Favourite Metal: Yellow Gold
Favourite Stone: Sapphire (so many ranges of colours)
Favourite type of repair to do: Claw work
Favourite food: Thai, specifically the Green Curry Soup at Magic Thailine
Favourite dessert: A good old strawberry cheesecake at Baked expectations