Allow yourself the time and pleasure to follow the DeLong Studio signs off Highway 97 in the Trout Creek neighbourhood of Summerland. Here, you’ll discover there’s more than lakes and wine sparkling in the Okanagan. With a fresh look and stocked with exciting new pieces after last year’s 25th Anniversary festivities, DeLong Studio continues to offer unique shopping in its garden cottage setting. Owner John DeLong and Manager Sue May returned from key industry events such as the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows with sensational materials for their production, innovative ideas and some new artisans. Find treasures such as one-of-a-kind designs created by their silversmiths with whom they’ve built 20-year relationships or fresh work by their new designers. You’ll also encounter fine mineral specimens, lapidary products and more along with the silver and silver with coloured gemstone pieces. Be dazzled by the diverse variety of rings, chains and necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pendants, cufflinks, gemstone knives and corkscrews, scarves, leather accessories, and watercolour art cards. Browse at your leisure or engage staff that will be delighted to help you in selecting that special piece that’s just right for you or as a gift. Open every day, 10 am to 5 pm, from April 1 to Christmas, DeLong Studio also offers online service and shipping is available worldwide. To preview a sampling of the products or to place an order, see
In your treasure hunt, check out a selection of DeLong jewelry and other items available year round at the Penticton VQA Wine Shop and during wine-touring season, at Thornhaven Estates Winery.
~ Roslyne Buchanan