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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 offer watch repairs and watch battery maintenance.

The studio is located approximately 45 minutes west of Toronto, neighbouring Burlington and nestled in the historic downtown of old Waterdown Ontario.

For details see: Custom Work - Repairs - Workshops

 Photos by M+M 


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.


Jewellery Methods, Gemology Junior

Kristen, daughter of Joan has grown up surrounded by her mother's creative energy and passion for jewellery. Kristen has decided to pursue a similar path as Joan with completion of the Jewellery Methods program at George Brown College in Toronto. Kristen has over 8 years experience in the jewellery industry and has also completed the Gemology Program.

Kristen's natural creativity and confidence translates into every design she completes.




Graduate Gemologist (GIA)

With over 12 years experience in the jewellery industry, Justin provides his expertise in appraisal services and gemological information as well as sourcing diamonds and gemstones. He is also our onsite watch battery and watch repair expert.

Justin is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and a certified diamond grader under HRD Antwerp.




Official Greeter

Coco is full of love and is
happy to receive the
many belly rubs from our

You can find Coco most
days relaxing and resting at
Joan's feet.


Greeter in Training

Meet Tara, Coco's younger sister.

Tara is always happy to see clients at the store.

Her positivity and curious nature make her the perfect addition to Waterdown Goldsmith.

Images copyright © 2019 Waterdown Goldsmith

EMAIL: waterdowngoldsmith@cogeco.net