Sure, Canada Day was last week, but who’s to say we can’t celebrate everything red, white and maple leaf every day of the year? On the back of Canada’s birthday, local jewelry company Suetables has teamed up with homegrown actresses Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener), Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue) and Rachel Skarsten (Lost Girl) to create a range of personalized and patriotic pieces.
Suetables is a Canadian company best known for its custom pendants and charms that have been worn by the likes of Coco Rocha and Missy Peregrym. To celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary, it’s now partnering with Lauren, Enuka and Rachel to show off each woman’s reflection on national pride and “what it means to be Canadian.”
Fusing influences from their youth, heritage, culture and family, Enuka designed the sterling silver Enuka Kiss Canada Cuff, claiming, “The ‘kiss’ is an expression of my love for Canada.” Meanwhile, Vancouverite Lauren sought to celebrate her “Van-groovy” roots with a woven macramé friendship bracelet. Finally, Rachel honours her Canadian heritage with a simple Skarsten maple leaf charm, which can be personalized with any initial.
My personal favourite is Lauren’s boho chic bracelet (available in linen, black and red) with a silhouette of a sterling silver maple leaf, which The Listener actress described as a friendship bracelet that’s “a great piece to remind yourself (or a friend) to remember home.”
But whichever is your vice, all three items can be purchased on the Suetables site, where 20 percent from every purchase will go toward the national nonprofit Evergreen, which helps to create greener, sustainable Canadian cities.