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    WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MINT & BIRCH PIECES?


    T H E  M A G I C  I S  I N  T H E  P R O C E S S .

    Each Mint & Birch piece starts out as sheets of precious metal. Each bar, disc, oval, heart is cut and polished by hand in my studio. Each piece is cut lovingly by me one order at a time. Jessica, the owner of the company.

    Yes! You can wear these pieces every day without worry of flaking, peeling or tarnish! 

    I personally file, drill and polish each one with my own hands. I only use ethically sourced gold fill and solid sterling silver sheets sourced from North American mills. Using hand tools allows me to have a greater degree of control and precision over the piece to ensure that edges are beautifully smooth and that no damage occurs when finishing the piece into shiny necklaces! I do not use a tumbler, in which several pieces are put into a rotating canister with abrasives or steel pins to quickly smooth batches of pieces, causing micro scratches and unnecessary wear. Instead, I believe in good old-fashioned hard work done with elbow grease! Your bar necklace will not flake and you can wear it daily! The combination of high quality materials and my unique process of finishing the bars results in pieces that will last for years to come. I strive to offer my best, offering customizations not found elsewhere, such as the original hand lettered pieces.

    What are hand lettered necklaces?

    Scripted just for you

    Submit a request for your customization to be done in calligraphy and pick your favourite design to put on a necklace!


    A B O U T  M I N T  &  B I R C H :

    Thank you for stopping by; Nice to meet you! My name is Jessica, and I'm the maker behind Mint & Birch. I'm Canadian, and I love toques and toonies. I say 'eh?' a lot, and yes. I do say "sorry" a lot! I am a wife, mama of 5, and friend. I am an advocate for mental health and mother to my inner child. I love all things Mint. And birch. On a rainy day, you can find me snuggled up on the couch with my babies under a mint coloured blanket. 

    I struggle with my own mental health, and I am passionate about speaking openly on this topic because we all deserve to cherish, live, enjoy and savour every moment that life has to offer us, even when we feel like we are in the darkness. Where there is darkness, there is also light. Mental health is something that I dedicated myself to speak openly and candidly about because of my struggles with Anorexia, Anxiety, Depression and ADHD. It wasn't until I addressed my mental health in adulthood that I truly started to believe in my worth.

    This space began as a hobby: I would create pieces of jewellery for myself and my friends. It was a way to spoil myself and my friends while letting my creative juices flow! Little did I know, my hobby was going to become a hugely successful business! However, I have not forgotten what it is that roots and grounds this space.

    My purpose for Mint & Birch is to celebrate stories and hold space - whether they are ones of sorrow, joy, heartbreak, sadness, triumph, or grief. Everyone has their story to tell and jewellery is a way that we can honour those stories. My favourite word is Kintsukuroi, which is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with real gold, making the break a beautiful feature of the piece and enhancing the value of the once broken piece. This was my story for my 3rd baby, who born via traumatic c-section that I had a hard time healing from. (Read more here!) My goal is to celebrate your stories with beautiful jewellery! Most importantly, Mint & Birch is my creative journal. 

    A little about our jewellery... I strive to offer up my best here at Mint and Birch. To read more about what makes our necklace special, please see here
    Thank YOU for allowing me to capture these special moments in the form of jewellery!