Our Story

Waterdown Goldsmith specializes in custom one-of-a-kind jewellery designs, repairs, jewellery appraisals and creative workshops lead by award winning Principal Goldsmith Joan Kirby. Joan's designs are both technical and creative. In Addition to our jewellery services, we now replace watch batteries on site.

Our jewellery studio in Waterdown Ontario is located approximately 45 minutes west of Toronto, neighbouring Burlington and nestled in the historic downtown. Come visit our Jewellery Studio and explore your inspiration, creativity and design ideas.

Principal Goldsmith

With over 25 years experience in the jewellery industry, Joan's award winning work has been featured in various publications and television programs. She has dedicated years to honing her craft and the result of her hard work has been described as creative, unique and technical at the same time.

Joan has taught many jewellery programs over the years and now inspires and instructs students of all levels in her Waterdown studio. With a true passion for creating, you can find Joan most days working on new and interesting jewellery in her studio.

Carlene   Darrigo

Carlene has completed the Jewellery Methods program at George Brown College in Toronto. She has over 10 years experience in the jewellery industry and enjoys spending her time creating one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces. Carlene's artistic nature shows in everything she does.

Alex   Kirby
Apprentice   Goldsmith

Meet our newest crew member, Alex. Creating art with his hands is his talent and he enjoys being submerged in the craft. He has been in involved the art industry his whole life. Alex brings a fresh breath to our studio.


Meet Tera, our mascot and friendly greeter. Tera is always happy to see clients at the store.

Greeter In Training

Meet Rocky, Tera's Little Brother. Rocky's positivity and curious nature make him the perfect addition to Waterdown Goldsmith.