Canivet Designs Fine
Jewelry is a custom Manufacture of Gold, Silver and platinum Jewelry. Daniel and Meghan Canivet are a husband & wife team in Honokaa, Hawaii,. Daniel & Meghan's path is something of a love story, and each of them has a long history with jewelry. Meghan was born and raised in Honokaa; a tripl
Canivet Designs Fine
Jewelry is a custom Manufacture of Gold, Silver and platinum Jewelry.
Daniel and Meghan Canivet are a husband & wife team in Honokaa, Hawaii,. Daniel & Meghan's path is something of a love story, and each of them has a long history with jewelry.
Meghan was born and raised in Honokaa; a triplet with three sisters and a brother. She apprenticed with local goldsmith and designer Douglas Glenn before moving to Oregon. Daniel was born in Edmonton Alberta, Canada; a twin, with three brothers and a sister; and son of goldsmith and designer Douglas Canivet. He grew up in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, although he finished high school in Lenox Massachusetts. Each of them lived 3,000 miles from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) —her to the west, and him to the east—until they met and fell in love while attending GIA. They were married in September 2011, shortly after graduation.
Meghan has worked in the industry for nearly six years. As a kid she liked to work with wire and beads as a hobby. She told her mother about it, who spoke with Douglas Glenn. Glenn then offered Meghan an apprenticeship and set her on the road to becoming a designer herself. Later, she worked with Fred Myer Jewelry, in Salem, Oregon, before attending GIA. Meghan loves all aspects of the industry: designing & making the pieces, as well as sales and interacting with retail customers.
Daniel has been in the industry approximately three years, although coming from a “jewelry family,” he's been around it his whole life. He has loved to draw since the time he could hold a pencil, in junior kindergarten. In high school, he loved and excelled at CAD/CAM (SolidWorks). He thought about going into product design, but opted to go to GIA when the opportunity arose, to learn hand rendering and further his CAD/CAM skills. Since then, he has become an accomplished designer, and also enjoys building pieces as well as cutting stones.
Together, Daniel & Meghan have embraced the challenge of running a business, and look forward to expanding it over time. This doesn't afford them a lot of spare time, but they do get some time to spend with their dog and to take hikes in the scenic area of Hawaii where they live.
The themes in Meghan's work are simple and organic. She lists Douglas Glenn as her major source of inspiration, along with Hiroko Yamada and Douglas Canivet who both instructed her in school. Daniel's work has a modern, contemporary feel. He says his work is inspired by jewelry designers Mark Schneider and architects Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank Geary.
Much of their current work is greatly influenced by Douglas Glenn, who liked to use the local Hawaiian environment for many of the themes in his work. They both like to work with Karat gold, sterling silver, platinum, coloured stones, diamonds, stones custom cut by Daniel, and kukui nut—a type of nut abundant on Hawaii.