A BIT ABOUT US!
AnimalStone began in a dream. One morning over coffee dad proposed an idea from a dream he had the night prior, what if we made gold and silver animal charms. Time passed and we continued bouncing ideas back and forth, until one day we met Delane Cooper, our goldsmith and designer.
On our first meeting with Delane we knew we had something special. There are moments when people come together as if to fulfill some bigger vision and it was that September of 2016 when this journey began.
We each come to AnimalStone with a deep love and respect for animals, the natural world and our place here on earth. Over the last while AnimalStone has evolved into more than a jewellery company but a community of likeminded individuals who not only share our love and respect for the natural world but are brave enough to accept our collective responsibility to protect it.
Over the last 3 years we've grown from a local Toronto company to an international brand, aligned with 10 charitable/non-profit organizations. Together we are making a difference whether it be working in the wild to help conserve our endangered species and their habitats, education and/or conservation.
Our vision of connecting animals to people continues to become real as we collaborate with our wildlife partners and unify our vision and efforts to protect our animal friends.
AnimalStone is a family business, founded on the principle that a symbiotic relationship is needed between us and nature, humans and animals in order to conserve our shared place here. We believe in the joy that animals bring to our lives and are an essential component to our ecological systems. Together, we must celebrate and respect their majesty.
We are the AnimalStone family Connecting Animals To People and know that one of the most valuable experiences in this world is our own intimate connection with animals that tell a story. Experience AnimalStone and share your story with us.
From our family to yours,
Animal Stone is a purveyor of luxury animal-inspired jewellery.
Our company was founded on the principal that animals have shared this planet with us since time immemorial. Some of the earliest works of human art and storytelling were through petroglyphs and pictographs.
These animal depictions were found on the walls of caves, live rock surfaces and stand alone rocks which captured the texture and movement of these magnificent beings as being worthy of respect and representation by our early human ancestors.
With the help of Toronto-based designer Delane Cooper, we have made it our mission to create timeless wearable art that pays homage to our animal family by giving texture and life to each and every piece.
It is our sincere hope that our jewellery serves as a constant reminder of the profound majesty of our animal kingdom, of our place within it and most importantly, that the natural world is fine art in and of itself.
About the Designer
Delane Cooper is a jewellery designer, goldsmith and artist who expresses her creativity by making beautiful pieces that are accompanied with a story for the wearer.
As a young child, storytime was the perfect opportunity for Delane to engage her imagination whether at the library to conjure up make-believe friends, at her grandmother’s house for self entertainment or creating a story to travel to far away lands while tucked away in her wood-scented wardrobe in her bedroom. Today, story-telling and sketching continues to be Delane’s favourite way to express herself creatively.
Designing and creating for AnimalsStone allows Delane and Mr. Farnum to connect with each animal through their curiosity and interest in telling the animal's story through jewellery. Their design process includes research and meditation and allows them to learn about each animal so each animal's unique story and design feels authentic to the wearer. It’s this interaction with the animals that allows them to appreciate their part in the circle of life and see the animals for what they are beauty captured through jewellery. For this, they are grateful to bring these timeless pieces as wearable art for you to love and cherish.