The origin of Christian Hasler and Helen Kim-Hasler as a team in life and in the creation of jewellery is found in their love for gemstones.
Both after graduating in 1991 from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica they concluded that a partnership would be most appropriate for the creation of unique hand made jewellery.
Based in Toronto, they warmly welcome their customers in their studio showroom at 366 Adelaide Street East to design and custom make creations in silver, gold and platinum.
They both won a De Beers Diamonds Today Award for their work in 1995. The first time this world renowned award is given to a couple for their individual achievement.
Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. “Christian brings his Swiss rigor and typical European elegance to our creations” says Helen. Qualities largely influenced by the first five years of his career creating and manufacturing model pieces for companies such as Chopard and Piaget after obtaining his Master Certificate with Honors from “Les Arts Décoratifs” of Geneva in 1986.
“Helen’s work is a unique mixture of Oriental refinement with modern contemporary fashion” says Christian about his wife.
Helen is a graduate of George Brown College’s goldsmith and jewellery design programs in Toronto and her creations have already been recognized winning the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award and De Beers’ Women Designing for Women competitions.
From 1996 to 1999 both Helen and Christian shared their passion for design at the Faculty of Creative Work of George Brown College in Toronto.
Their collections won a Merit Award from the Rosen Group. The Royal Canadian Academy of Art selected their work for the Exhibition Arts 2000. Christian’s ring was a 2001 Niche Award Finalist.
Since 1998, amateurs of unique hand made creations are able to discover their new collections every Spring and Christmas One of A Kind Show.