Muskoka Jewellery Design is owned & operated by Michael Reijnen and is located in the heart of Muskoka on the outskirts of Algonquin Park. The town of Huntsville has a thriving arts community which is growing rapidly.
We are located on Main Steet in a heritage building which has been a jewellery store since the early 1900’s. We are surrounded by large rural areas, forests and lakes which we think influence our designs. We have resided in this location since October 2006 but have been operating in other retail locations downtown since 1995.
We have an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind jewellery designed and constructed by our in-house metalsmiths. We also carry other pieces of work from other artisans from coast to coast. We use silver, gold, and platinum along with precious and semi-precious stones. If you like the One-of-a-kind Show you will love our gallery. We also provide professional jewellery repair, restorations and custom work.
Joseph Reijnen was born in Holland in 1952. It was here that he studied fine metal arts for 2 years and an apprentice program for a 3rd year some of which was completed in Phorzheim Germany. He immigrated to Canada in 1976 and worked for others to get his feet on the ground, then opened a studio/workshop in Whitby, Ontario. Having fallen in love with Algonquin Park in the 70’s, Joseph moved his family to Huntsville Ontario to be close to the park and enjoy Muskoka’s beautiful surroundings. What better inspiration?
When creating a piece of jewellery, Joseph will begin a design and then stray from it, allowing the piece to create itself. His preference is to work with silver & gold but enjoys working with other metals as well. He likes to make pieces with simple curves, the result being dramatic uncomplicated work which flows with elegance. Some designs are synonymous of his beautiful surroundings, and his European flair. Most recently Joseph designed a necklace for Dara Howell in appreciation of her winning the gold medal.
Michael Reijnen, Owner
Michael was born in 1980 and has spent most of his life living in Huntsville. Jewellery making was not in Michael’s plans for the future but he started working in the shop in July 2004 in sales and by September of that year was working behind the bench. He quickly discovered he had a passion for this kind of work and has not looked back. He has been apprenticing with Joseph and enjoying all aspects of the craft. He has a keen eye for fine details and it shows in the pieces he designs. Michael likes to create functional jewellery with youthful design. Starting in the middle of 2016, Muskoka Jewellery Design is now owned and operated by Michael.