Bastion Jewellers

143 Commercial Street, Nanaimo
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Bastion Jewellers

Unsurpassed Quality and Design

Fine craftsmanship and quality are what you’ll find when you visit Bastion Jewellers in our downtown Nanaimo location. Whether you’re shopping for a special ready-to-wear piece of jewellery, or wanting to bring your vision to life through a custom design, you can depend on our friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you find or create that special piece that says perfection.

As we are closing soon, if time permits, we can also assist you with the restoration of antique and estate jewellery. From minor repairs to full restorations, you can trust your jewellery treasures with us. With caring hands, we employ old-world artistry and today’s technological advances to restore your jewels to their original beauty and luster.

Bill practices traditional jewellery making the old-fashioned way. He carves master models out of wax to create custom designs then hand-fabricates the piece which gives him the freedom to make exceptionally beautiful, high-quality finished jewellery. Whether it’s a favourite logo, ring design, or an art-deco reproduction of an antique item, we create custom items in gold, silver, platinum, or a new blend of platinum-silver.

Looking for something local? We’ve got a wonderful selection of pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings all made by local artisans.

We look forward to having you come to our showroom and to helping you find, create, restore, or repair that extraordinary piece that will hold special memories for years to come.

– Bill and Jean Carter

Canadian Diamonds and Precious Gems from Around the World

Canada has become one of the world’s largest diamond suppliers and has taken a leadership role within the industry by ensuring the diamonds are produced with adherence to ethical and environmental guidelines. When you purchase a Canadian diamond, you can feel confident that you are supporting an industry that employs fair and safe labour practices. With your Canadian diamond purchase, you will receive a certificate that states the cut of the diamond, the rough weight, and the polished weight, as well as the Canadian diamond certification number.

If you’re looking for something more exotic, you will want to browse through our fantastic selection of Diamonds and other precious stones from around the world.



As we are retiring soon, we only have a limited time to make something old new again by recycling some of your broken or unwanted gold. If you’re having a custom designed piece made for you, bring in your broken or unwanted jewellery and apply the value towards the price of your one-of-a-kind design.


Antique and Estate Jewellery

We stock a wonderful variety of jewellery that has been recovered from estates, including many pieces with special gems all with their own story to tell.

Through careful examination, we are able to date each piece by studying the cut of the stone and identifying the period during which the stone itself and the design style were most popular.



As we are retiring soon, we are not currently taking in consignment items.


Replacement Estimates

Normally, if your existing jewellery collection is ever lost or stolen, there is someone at Bastion Jewellers who can help you identify similar pieces in our showroom to provide replacement cost estimates to your insurance company. Simply bring in a list of your lost or stolen items, and we will do our best to help identify the lost items for you. With such a large inventory, you may be able to find similar items to help us price-match what was taken. As we are retiring soon and closing the store, we will have very little time, but if you get in soon, we will see how we may help you.



Independent appraisals are available. Please ask us if you require this service.


Gold, Silver, and Platinum Buyers

With our retirement and store closing shortly we will be discontinuing this service soon. If you are thinking of selling something gold, silver, or platinum please contact us as soon as possible once your decision is made. If time permits, we will be happy to give you the best rate possible, which is often higher than other establishments. During this process we’ll evaluate your items and advise you if it’s a priceless heirloom that would be better kept.