“What sets Delane apart from other jewellery designers
is her exquisite design talent and unique ability
to weave her clients’ personal stories into her work.”
Tribute to Love client | Laurelea Conrad
Designed to pay tribute to love
To pay tribute to her parents’ 63-year love affair, a daughter asked Delane to combine their wedding rings into one band expressing their story. In it, an M for Murray holds a V for Vorna. Murray was Vorna’s strength during a decade of memory loss. She signed a thousand love notes “My O+O”— My One and Only — and Murray kept every one. Delane designed this gold and diamond tribute to a rare and beautiful deep love.
Designed to celebrate commitment
When a photographer/artist accepted her best friend’s marriage proposal, she wanted their wedding rings to reflect elements of her art—black and white photography and text. Delane surrounded a rough diamond with the artist’s handwritten words—I am bound to you freely—along with other text that holds special meaning for the couple.
Designed to launch a new life
Whether it be freedom, career or seeking one’s own holy grail, there are occasions to celebrate in this journey we call Life. In this example, the stones and metal were carefully selected to represent milestones in one individual’s story. Each client who works with Delane embarks on a creative and fulfilling adventure that also results in a unique and beautiful piece of story-telling jewellery.
About Delane Cooper
Delane Cooper is a custom jewellery designer and goldsmith who expresses her creativity by making beautiful pieces that tell meaningful stories for the wearer. She works with sterling silver, gold and platinum, Tahitian and South Sea pearls, precious coloured stones and Canadian and conflict-free diamonds.
As a young child, storytime was the perfect opportunity for Delane to engage her imagination whether at the library, at her grandmother’s house or creating a story to travel to far away lands while tucked away in her wood-scented wardrobe. Story-writing and sketching became Delane’s favourite way to express herself creatively.
As a young adult, Delane achieved early success in marketing and sales in technology. But in 2003 she found her true calling in jewellery design. Delane now marries her love of people’s stories with precious jewels and metals.
Delane’s desire is to see Canada recognized as a country that supplies the global jewellery industry from mine to market. This led to volunteer leadership roles in the jewellery community, including President of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada and Managing Director for the Toronto International Jewellery Festival in 2013.
Private Commissions are Delane’s specialty
“Delane has a unique gift that comes from a mysterious and wonderful place of pure authenticity, empathy, and creative expression. A natural artist, Delane mines your deepest joys and life stories to create a work of jewelled art that sings to your soul!”
≈ Valerie Campbell
Public commissions designed to attract members and build loyalty
Delane has designed custom jewellery pieces for organizations such as Verity Women’s Club, The National Ballet of Canada, The Hincks Dellcrest Foundation, Canadian National Day of Service and The Canadian Women’s Foundation.