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This is who we are

Lover's Tempo founder Elaine Kim Smith's love story with jewelry started with a booth at a maker's market at her university in Vancouver, Canada. Her Dad helped her set it up, complete with twinkle lights and an immersive experience hosted by Elaine. When you entered her booth, you got lost in her world. Every detail was considered. She hung your jacket and bags so you could feel free to try things on and take a moment to delight in her creations.

Over a decade later, Elaine's ethos of beautiful design, magnetic experiences and a little romance has carried on as the Lover's Tempo team grew to include her visionary business partner, Leslie, and over 500 cherished retailers who carry the brand worldwide.

Today, their tight-knit team of creative women spend their days finding new ways to spark delight from their studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Our unique design perspective

With a background in Art History and Fine Arts, our founder and designer, Elaine, is inspired by thoughtful design from various disciplines—from architecture to painting. Elaine sees jewelry as a game of millimeters.

A beautiful piece is a sum of all of its tiny parts. Her design principles are clean lines, a sophisticated colour palette, thoughtful textures with just the right amount of delicate detailing. Beyond jewelry, all of Lover's Tempo creative is curated through Elaine's artful eye. Every detail—from our photography to our packaging—is designed with the goal of delighting anyone who comes across it.

100% Carbon Neutral

Certified Living Wage Employer

Female Founded. Female Run.

1% of Profits Donated

Lover's Tempo is a certified B Corp business.

"When you feel your finest, you have the confidence to pursue anything you want in life. Whether it's the earrings that make you feel ready to shine during a big presentation, or the ring stack that completes your first-date-look—we design jewelry that brings a little romance to your everyday."

- Elaine & Leslie xo

Elaine Kim Smith / Founder, CEO

My daily ritual: I start out each morning with a snuggle from my 2yr old, followed by 20 minutes of me trying to wrestle her into a change of clothes to start the day. I make a green smoothie every morning and share it with my best bud. I'm a creature of habit and could eat the same thing every. single. day.

Leslie Hoolaeff / Co-founder, COO

My daily ritual: Every evening at dinner my family takes turns sharing something that we feel grateful for that day - it's a great way to reconnect with each other and has a notable positive impact on our mental health.

Vanessa Baptiste / Office Manager

My daily ritual: AM water, coffee and daily goal setting. PM Dinner by 7PM, chores and relax, workout at 9PM, in bed by 11PM.

Karen Burke / Fulfillment & Customer Service Lead

My daily ritual: The only things I catch myself doing daily are 1) singing and 2) birdwatching.

Megan Majewski / Design Assistant

My daily ritual: I have a daily ritual of strong coffee, at least one dessert, doing something creative, and making sure my cute little cat Squirrel receives a minimum of 100 kisses.

Jessica Stewart / Marketing Coordinator

My daily ritual: Coffee, reading, and snuggling with my cats. I try to do at least one act of self care every single day. Love ya'self!

Kimberley Winterhoff / Marketing Coordinator

My daily ritual: Movement and coffee are my daily non-negotiables.

As an ex-dancer, I don't quite feel like myself unless I've moved my body in some way, every day. Yoga and Peloton are my workouts of choice (#didyoustretchtho). As for the coffee, my husband and I have system. He makes the espresso. I make the breakfast. It's not much, but it's probably my favourite moment of each day.

Our Brand Promises

Everyday is an occasion

Whether you're getting dressed for your 9-5, a Saturday night out or the special event of the year—we want you to feel your finest.

That's why we offer beautiful, delightful jewelry at accessible prices, so every day, and every occasion, can feel a little romantic.

Spark delight

Beyond beautiful design, our goal is to spark delight in everyone we meet along our journey—from our talented makers, to the boutiques who carry our line, to you, our customers, who give each piece a life and personality of its own.

We do that by treating everyone we meet with kindness, nurturing relationships for the long haul, and adding special details to every piece.

Female founded. Female run.

There's a lot of soul behind our brand, and that's because at the heart of Lover's Tempo is a team devoted to uplifting women. It's simple, really: we only shine when everyone around us shines too.

That's why, first and foremost, we create a healthy and fulfilling workplace and choose partners that offer the same to their teams. Everything we make comes from happy, fulfilled people who know their work matters.

About our jewelry

People are often curious about how to care for their jewels, as well as what goes into the pricing, manufacturing and materials of our products. We’ve put it all in one place to make sure you’re in the know before you purchase.

Find us in the wild

Our women-led team in Vancouver, Canada, sees each and every piece we create as an opportunity to make your eyes light up—from the stones to the setting to the box they arrive in. You can find Lover’s Tempo in over 500 retailers worldwide.

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