Meet the maker.
Allison Asis has created a jewelry brand for the modern and mindful woman with a creative spirit – Cadette Jewelry. The line was made to connect with females who consciously seek eye-catching, meaningful designs that have a sincere timelessness and attention to craftsmanship. Each piece is thoughtfully meant to feel like a natural extension of the wearer as a form of self-expression.
Cadette Jewelry features contemporary designs that are largely influenced by Allison's love for modern art & design, nature, and the journey of womanhood. She credits her entrepreneurial spirit to her mother, Fay, who passed from cancer when Allison was 18. It was from her mother that she gained an unwavering commitment to live each day with passion and purpose.
Each Cadette Jewelry creation is diligently handmade by Allison in her Toronto-based studio using traditional metalsmith techniques. From drafting initial sketches, to using a fabrication or wax casting approach – Allison’s meticulous process allows her to create handcrafted, quality pieces that women can feel proud to wear and cherish.
Allison values the importance of full transparency between maker & wearer. She shares ongoing clips of her work process, sources of inspiration, and more, through her YouTube videos, Cadette Journal and Instagram channel. It's her mission to inspire followers & clients to make conscious purchase decisions and constantly question how and where items are made.
Allison takes pride in the handmade process involved in each piece she creates. It's a critical approach that eliminates heavy waste & pollution that can otherwise result from machine-made jewelry. Moreover, Cadette Jewelry's handmade-focused business model reduces the carbon imprint that large international import & export leaves on the planet.
Ultimately, crafting each piece by hand provides the entire line with an artisanal essence and soul that can’t be replicated in mass-produced items.
Browse the collection here.
Cadette Jewelry can be found at select boutiques around North America, or at special events & markets in Toronto where you can meet Allison in-person and shop the line – join the VIP list to hear about the next one!