Humbertown Jewellers is Bringing ’80s Glamour With Vintage Keepsakes Straight From its Original Vault


Trends come and go, but a piece of beautifully crafted jewellery is truly timeless. Just ask Ferit Tecimer, owner of Toronto’s Humbertown Jewellers and an industry veteran with decades of experience.

Tecimer, who comes from an extended line of jewellers, established his shop in 1980, opening a modest 600-square-foot store with a small collection of items. Today, his retail space spans more than 4,000 square feet and specializes in luxury watches and high-end jewellery.

Since Humbertown’s inception, Tecimer has been curating a collection of one-of-a-kind items with his children and grandchildren in mind, knowing which designs would endure fashion’s repetitive trend cycles. Since celebrating his store’s 40-year milestone, Tecimer was able to reflect on the store’s history and decided to re-release the vintage fineries from his original vault.

Well Stacked

Worn separately or stacked, gold rings never go out of style.

Cushion-shaped 18K yellow gold stacking band; onyx cabochon ring; diamond contemporary 18K gold ring; 18K yellow gold twisted dome ring; 18K gold bar link necklace; channel-set diamond, ruby and sapphire hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold.

Make It Sparkle

Try gold on its own or set with stones. The mix and match of metals and stones is undeniably elegant.

18K yellow gold bezel-set emerald and pavé diamond button earrings; 18K yellow gold ball link chain bracelet.

“Gold is gold. I kept [the pieces] because their designs are so beautiful and timeless,” Tecimer says, noting that we see the same thing happen with clothes, furniture, and even decor.

Simplicity and elegance are core themes of this limited collection, which works seamlessly in a modern wardrobe. Thinner, daintier bangles and chains are perfect for layering. Meanwhile, chunkier items like rings and earrings can make a statement all on their own, Tecimer notes.

At present, Tecimer says he has nearly 100 pieces of fine jewellery straight from his early vault collection, crafted in solid yellow gold. He and his team decided that now was the right time to unveil this special collection because of the recent resurgence of ’80s trends, especially in the jewellery space. The vault collection offers clients the opportunity to buy stylish and authentic adornments.

His advice for making the biggest impact— no matter what style of jewellery catches your eye—is simple: “When you love a piece, it will never go out of style.”

Drop and Dangle

An unforgettable decade’s iconic glamour—the classic ’80s drop and dangle earrings!

18K tricolour drop earrings; two-tone 18K domed ring.

Bold and Gold

For a quintessential ’80s look with a contemporary twist, opt for a simple white collared shirt dramatized with a bold in gold look.

18K yellow gold bold cable necklace with link chain and 18K yellow gold wide huggie hoop earrings.

Photography by Renata Kaveh
Model: Kate King at Public Image Management
Styling by Haley Dach and Sahar Nooraei
Hair and Makeup by Ronnie Tremblay at P1M
Jewellery by Humbertown Jewellers