"Over the years I have seen and heard the pleasure in so many of my customers letters, e-mails, and voices...that I would like to start posting and sharing the joy & happiness they felt at the moment they received their Jewellery." Artist Joe Jack.
Hi Joe. The bracelet just arrived this morning. It is beautiful. Spectacular actually. All of the secretaries in the office are dazzled, and I know Michelle will love It. Thanks Joe. You are an incredible artist. Brian G. Clarke
Murchison Thomson & Clarke. Vancouver, British Columbia.
Just wanted to tell you that the gold bracelet you made for my step daughter, Michelle, was a huge success. I was in Toronto last weekend for her wedding and gave it to her the night before the big day. She was overwhelmed, and in tears - the most beautiful gift she has ever received. She was very touched, and so was I. She loves the bracelet, wore it to bed that night and at her wedding the next day. It was admired by all. Thanks very much for creating such a beautiful piece.
Best Wishes, Brian
Brian G. Clarke Murchison Thomson & Clarke Vancouver, British Columbia.
Joe Jack's Art stands out in two very distinctive ways. Technically his lines are the deepest, and cleanest available, and secondly, artistically he expresses a profound Spiritual Reverencein his Cultural Interpretation.
Joe Jack is definitely a World Class Artist.
Ted McIntyre and Kelly Dame Vancouver, BC.
Our wedding rings are truly pieces of art. Not only are they stunning, they brought out the poignant depth and meaning we were looking for and which you brought to life. And then to be honored further by you taking the time to present them at our wedding, the setting sun and breaking surf in the background ...
Thank you for making our wedding a truly magical moment.
Don and Nicole Eckford
Joe- We received the rings today. They are incredible. Thank you so much!!!!!! You are truly talented and we know we made the right decision by having you make them for us rather than buy the run of the mill jewelry that is so common. You have made our wedding and our lives that much more special. We can’t thank you enough! Sincerely, Mike and Marsha Peacock Port Orchard, Washington. USA.
Thanks so much for your time. And for using your talents to make this world a more beautiful place.
Simon Owen Victoria, British Columbia.
A letter of appreciation for your hard work and excellent carving.
Yesterday a Jeweler/Gemologist for 30 years who owns his own jewellery store in Washington D.C. stopped in front of our store window to appreciate your carving in your wave bracelet. He brought his wife in, the bracelet fit her perfectly, and the Beaver/Eagle design suited them to perfection.
She is a Real Estate agent in Washington D.C., and as mentioned he is a Jeweler/Gemologist. He said he appreciated your work so much that he wanted his wife to have your beautiful work of art...He asked me to pass on his regards and thanks.
Thanks Joe. Hope this makes your day! A well deserved Thank You.
Artina's Jewellery Victoria, BC.
Carson and I visited "Our Native Land" store in Jasper Alberta on the weekend. Carson purchased an amazing piece of art of yours - a bear bracelet.
It truly is amazing and we just wanted to connect with you...Thanks for the bracelet - it is outstanding.
Dear Joe, Our wedding ceremony was wonderful. The hummingbirds definitely delivered their message of love. We’re delighted with our rings, knowing that they were created with meaning and attention to detail. We also admired the bear you painted that is situated on Government Street in Victoria; another fabulous contribution to the art world by you.
With thanks, Steve and Kathy Roy Victoria, BC.
You will probably not remember, but you made wedding rings for my wife and I in 2000 (purchased from Artina's). We live in England and had spent a year in BC - The rings are a great source of pride and are still wonderful to look at - people often comment on them and how beautiful and unique they are. We were married on top of a mountain near Pemberton in BC.
I have been lucky enough to surf all around the world and when I find myself nervous in big waves, I often twist the band around my finger for luck - it certainly saw some action when a 15 foot Great White shark went past me in New Zealand!
Thanks again and I hope I will find the opportunity to buy another of your creations in the future. Keep up the good work.
Dean & Kate Marsh New Forest, England.
Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding bands you made for Cliff and I, they were a big hit with numerous compliments. Our wedding day could not have been any better, we are so very happy. It would not have been complete without our rings we will cherish them forever because there is so much meaning behind them...Thank you.
Marleen Nookemus Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Joe, Our Wedding Rings are totally amazing; our Wedding Rings have received so many compliments. Both Stacy and I are very strong believers in our traditions and culture and we just wanted to share some of our memories with you.
Dear Joe: My husband purchased a silver pendant a few years ago. I keep it nice and clean and shiny, I receive so many compliments on the piece it is amazing. People actually have called out to me in airports and said “nice necklace!”; in Mexico, the owner of a jewelry store and artist himself came out to take a look at your work; and just yesterday two women stopped me on the street in town and asked me where I got the necklace. I have many times referred people to your website. What a great website you have! So if people have said that I have referred them to you, you now know how and why. Your work is truly amazing. I wear this sun/raven pendant everyday; I have it on a heavy silver chain with trade beads on each side to frame it. I just thought you might like to know. Ruth Kroek, M. Ed. Educational Counsellor - First Nations Vancouver Island University.
Hi Joe, We got your ring yesterday and we were both blown away by your artistic craftsmanship and quality of work and detail. It's way beyond what I thought, web photos don't do your work justice. The fit is very good, not to tight, can rotate but not slide off. Thanks again, we'll keep in touch. Jim. Jim MacDonald Graphic Designer Web & Graphics Dept, Applications & Info Mgmt Chevron Canada Resources
Hi Joe, The ring turned out better than I could imagine - it's beautiful. I'm away for much of August but I'll call you sometime late August so that Veronica can meet you. Thanks for the ring, Neil Barrett Victoria, BC. Canada.
Nice to see you yesterday. I wish we weren't so rushed and could have spent more time together. I would like to express my greatest appreciation for your amazing talent. Thank you so much Joe for putting your energy, wisdom and talents into this bracelet. Everything I discussed with you is displayed in this piece. Thanks Joe......simply amazing!! All the best Joe!! Vern Perry & family
Oceano Construction Ltd. White Rock, B.C.
Hi again Joe. The more I look at this bracelet and the detail in it, the more amazed I am at the incredible depth it has. You are truly amazing Joe. You can see you put your everything into this. I am truly thankful. Bless you Joe! Vern Perry Oceano Construction Ltd. White Rock, B.C.
They are perfect, beautiful, awesome,,, thank you so much. Just in time for our 18th wedding anniversary.
Please look us up if you ever come to Powell River, we do alot of boating, fishing, prawning in the spring and summer, be our guest anytime.
Chief Clint Williams and Angelina Williams Sliammon First Nation
We got the rings back a couple days ago they look GREAT have had a lot of comments on them. Thank you again so much for doing them for us we couldn’t have asked for a better looking or more meaningful Wedding Set!!...thanks Eli Frenchy & Sarah Thorne.
I'm writing (not at the time of receiving one of your beautiful pieces) but after six years of loving a ring you created that I purchased at Artinas. A year earlier I had hiked the West Coast Trail and it was a life-changing experience. The rest of the group were buying local jewellery to commemorate our amazing experience, but I hadn't seen just the right piece - until a year later when I discovered your art!
I have proudly worn the bear ring since then and enjoy and appreciate the symbolism, beauty and craftsmanship. It brings me joy, peace, strength and connects me to the natural world in a special way.
Many thanks and keep creating beautiful inspiring art!
Joe, My name is Andy Funt.I have been in the fine jewelry business for over 35 years.In 2005 my wife, Sarah, and I visited Vancouver Island.As we walked past a shop one night I noticed a gold bangle bracelet out of the corner of my eye in the window of a shop on the main street through town. We went over to the window to take a closer look.What I saw was the most precise and beautiful engraving I had ever seen.I told Sarah that we had to go back there the next day and look at that bracelet. The next day we went back to that store and took a closer look at the bracelet.The lady at the shop was very familiar with the bracelet and with you.She explained the significance of the engraving.It was the Beaver and Eagle bracelet.I was astounded at the engraving, intrigued with the design, and very impressed with the quality of the metal itself.It seemed to be tempered in an unusual way.Overall, a very beautiful bracelet.I asked the price and we left.Sarah asked me how much the bracelet was worth. I explained that, in my opinion, this was a piece of artwork and the value wasn't merely the weight of the metal.I told her what an ordinary gold bracelet of that weight would cost.She figured that was the end of the conversation.It wasn't.I told her that I wanted to go back to the shop now and buy that bracelet. I told her that this was a very special bracelet and I wanted her to have it. As you can imagine, I don't buy jewelry at retail stores.In fact this was only the second time I have ever done that.In the years that have passed since then Sarah has received countless compliments on your bracelet.She wears it constantly.I have noticed, with some amazement, that it virtually doesn't get scratched.Periodically I clean and polish Sarah's jewelry.I have never done more than simply wash and steam clean this bracelet.It still looks like the day we got it. I congratulate you on the quality of this bracelet and the flawless execution of your engraving.We both appreciate the symbolism of the design.We have many close Canadian friends and have traveled throughout Canada for many years. We both look forward to many more years enjoying your wonderful bracelet. We think of our friends and all of our good times in Canada every time we look at it. Thank You Very Much and Best Regards,
Andy and Sarah Funt Bethesda, Maryland USA.
Picked up the ring today. Looks fantastic! You are the best! Thanks!
Mark Yamada PUR Investing Inc. Toronto, ON.
Hi Joe, I'm sorry I didn't get to drop you an email earlier letting you know that we received our rings- things just got so hectic before the wedding and I wanted to be able to take the time to write you and let you know how much we love them! I wanted to let you know that they arrived safely and that we are completely thrilled with them! They are absolutely beautiful and the detail and craftsmanship put into them is just incredible. The photos on your website don't do them justice once you get to see them in person. I'm so excited that I found your work and didn't have to settle on some generic jewelry store ring that has no character. Having something that is handmade and a piece of art makes them that much more special. When I am sitting around I often find myself twisting it around and looking at all the details of the design you put into it. They are absolutely awesome and we have gotten so many compliments on them. So thank you so much! :)
Reston, VA. USA
Its Carson you made me the Orca Ring, I've been meaning to do this earlier but I've been busy lately. I got the Ring and I love it I think it looks great! Thanks so much for making it.
Carson Ferguson Stony Plain, Alberta.
We got the rings this morning and we love them, and both fit!
Stuart Cheeseman & Ally Butler
Bodmin, Cornwall. United Kingdom.
Received the ring...looks fantastic. Thank you!
Capt. Eric Martinat
was a perfect day and we are so happy with the rings. I've attached a picture
(I hope it's not too big!). Thanks again!
Hey hi there Joe me again, I wanted to let you know I received the wedding ring on Tuesday. and itis absolutely beautiful. Your work is just beautiful...Everyone that has seen your ring just couldn't say enough about it, so many thanks to you and your artistic talents.
Geri Tanner Calgary, Alberta. Canada.
Hi Joe...Received the ring in the mail this afternoon..it is absolutely gorgeous! We are so pleased with it and will charish it forever. You do such wonderful work, one day I want to come down to Duncan to visit your Studio, and see more of your Art work...Again, thank you so much for the beautiful ring...we love it!
Verna Faulkner Campbell River, BC. Canada.
My ring arrived today with my brother in law - it is truly beautiful!!!
You have done an amazing job, and
it fits perfectly.
Thanks so much Joe
Nicole Chegwyn & Graig Reiach
Both I and my fiancé Julius want to thank you so much for your beautiful work on our engagement rings! We are now very happily engaged and are enjoying our rings immensely. It turns out I had the size for Julius more accurate the first time around, but we had it adjusted by a great jeweller and now it fits like a charm.
Silken & Julius Conradi Edmonton, Alberta.
Ring arrived today intact. I'm very pleased.
I'll get you definitive feedback on size when I give it to her in a week.
I think this will be a great addition to the talismans that symbolize our life together.