Our Story: Family-Owned & Operated
Howard Appotive founded Howard Fine Jewellers & Custom Designers on October 1st, 1967 in Ottawa, Canada. From humble beginnings, it has grown to become a household name with a far-reaching reputation for unparalleled craftsmanship and customer service excellence.
Together with daughters Stephanie & Lindsay Appotive, the HOWARD family has a female led second generation at the helm. A family business for over 50 years, with local Ottawa roots and an international reach we invite you to come and experience the difference. Thoughtfully sourced from all over the world, each timeless piece of jewellery at HOWARD is a reflection of our passion for our commitment to exceed your expectations.
HOWARD Fine Jewellers: Ottawa's Most Trusted Jeweller!
A time honoured institution, HOWARD Fine Jewellers & Custom Designers is a leader in the fine jewellery industry, with a distinctive collection and a national reputation for excellence. Established in 1967, in Ottawa, Ontario, HOWARD is a local Canadian family owned and operated jewellery store located in downtown Ottawa’s historic Sparks Street, North America’s original outdoor mall.
HOWARD is your go-to diamond and coloured gemstone broker, custom designer and on-site jewellery repair centre. We pride ourselves in carrying only the most beautiful pieces that are guaranteed to become family heirlooms to be passed on and treasured for generations. From engagement rings, wedding bands, gold and diamond jewellery to coloured gemstone pieces, and more!
At HOWARD, we believe in recognizing a familiar face, warmly welcoming a new one, and treating everyone who enters our doors the way we would want to be treated ourselves. It is our belief that no purchase or service is too big or too small to create lasting impressions and memorable experiences that will stay with our clients.
Welcome to Howard Fine Jewellers, your trusted destination for luxury timepieces and exquisite jewellery in the heart of downtown Ottawa. As an official Rolex retailer, we offer a wide range of the finest watches, each embodying the brand's dedication to exceptional craftsmanship and timeless style. We are also passionate about helping you create the perfect engagement ring to symbolize your love and commitment.
We understand the importance of finding the perfect engagement ring. That's why we our team creates a relaxed, welcoming environment where you can browse our collection, get expert advice, and make an informed decision with confidence. Our team of knowledgeable professionals will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind engagement ring that perfectly captures your style, taste, and budget.
Our fully-equipped on-site factory, staffed by European-trained master jewellers, provides the ultimate in quality, convenience, and personalization. From custom design to repairs and pre-owned jewellery buying, we offer a complete range of services to meet your needs. Our Howard brand jewellery is a true reflection of our expertise and passion for crafting the finest jewellery, with attention to detail and excellence in every piece.
Visit us today and discover the Howard Fine Jewellers difference.
Elegant, classic and decidedly contemporary, the Perpetual 1908 immortalizes Rolex’s age-long daring spirit. Heir to the brand’s aesthetic heritage as much as to its numerous innovations in watchmaking, the watch marks a new milestone in the brand’s pursuit of excellence.
I am so happy with my new necklaces. I can wear them in different ways and they go with any style of clothing. Plus, it looks amazing with the earrings you made for me last Christmas. Once again, thank you for your valuable advice and suggestions. Always a great pleasure to visit you. You have so many beautiful original jewelry and new genres.
My husband and I discovered Howard's prior to getting engaged. We loved the selection, the beauty of the jewelry and the service. Stephanie is such an amazing person to deal with. We have had nothing but positive experiences here and will forever make this our hub for custom pieces! Highly recommend this fine jewellers. They truly do take care of you.
I cannot speak highly enough of the entire Howard team. Frank, Stephanie and Howard make you feel like family, treating you and your needs with the utmost attention to detail and care. There is no other jeweller in Ottawa that I would trust more with such important and meaningful purchases. When shopping at Howards, you can be confident that the most patient, knowledgeable and trusting people will be there to guide you. You will leave with much more than just a purchase but with a wonderful shopping experience from start to finish!