Our History at Howard Fine Jewellers

Welcome to Howard


Founded in 1967, Howard Fine Jewellers & Custom Designers is synonymous with excellence in design and impeccable customer service. A family business for over 53 years, our founder Howard Appotive started from humble beginnings. The Howard Fine Jewellers family lives by old-world values of respect and trust, which are ingrained in the bonds we share with our new and long-standing relationships.

A personal invitation | Howard Fine Jewellers
A Personal Invitation

Located on the Historic Sparks Street Mall, high above the Ottawa River and one block South of Parliament Hill, stands the iconic Howard building on the corner of Bank and Sparks Street. We invite you to come and experience our world; it would be our pleasure to show you the HOWARD difference and to help you celebrate your special milestones.

Welcome to our world | Howard Fine Jewellers
Welcome to our world

One of the oldest Official Rolex Retailers in Canada, Howard Fine Jewellers & Custom Designers has been an Official Rolex Retailer for over 45 years. For two generations, the Howard family has been honoured to be a Rolex partner in our nation's capital, Ottawa. At Howard Fine Jewellers, we share Rolex’s focus on excellence and actively seek new heights of customer service quality.

A family passion | Howard Fine Jewellers
A Family Passion

The second generation of owners at Howard Fine Jewellers share a passion for excellence in design and embody the values required to build meaningful relationships. Sisters Stephanie and Lindsay Appotive continue the family business tradition alongside their father, Howard, at Howard Fine Jewellers and Custom Designers.

An experience like no other | Howard Fine Jewellers
An experience like no other

Cultivating and leading a team of expert Swiss watch sales professionals, fine jewellery master craftsmen, and service professionals, the Howard family is poised to meet and exceed your family's expectation of luxury for years to come.