About Mandarin Gems

About Mandarin Gems

Mandarin Gems is a family-owned manufacturer and retailer that is committed to providing fine and custom jewellery through intricate craftsmanship and exquisite quality diamonds and gems stones for our clients. Unlike many local retailers who mass-produce and import their jewellery, Mandarin Gems hand-crafts luxurious pieces in Canada through their personal workshop by gold-smiths with over 40 years of experience. Mandarin Gems is a proud member of the Canadian Jewellers Association


Our Story

Mandarin Gems & Jewellery Co. Ltd was introduced in 1978 and was founded by Alex Yip.  As an entrepreneur Alex has modeled his business as a national wholesaler.  Mandarin Gems is a business which has been handed down generation by generation which originated from Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong. The vision was to provide exceptional service as well as luxurious jewellery. Throughout the tenure of the company we have been recognized for some outstanding designs, which has earned us ’97 and ’98 International Pearl Design Contest. As a well rooted company Alex continues his success on delivering exquisite jewellery with intricate craftsmanship.


“I came to Mandarin Gems with a very complex design request, a very specific budget and wedding timeline that was quickly approaching.  They provided me with great customer service from beginning to end, and kept me very engaged and involved in both the design phase, to the final product.  I am very pleased with my purchase at Mandarin Gems and would recommend them to customers looking for a an all-inclusive experience with jewellery.” – Victor D.

“You were wonderful! Thank you for your lovely service and personal touch throughout the process of picking the engagement and wedding ring. We look forward to visiting you many more times in the future.” – Adam & Christine