We don’t remember days, we remember moments.
Wearing Ciao Angel jewelry expresses a wish to say thank you to these messengers, and thank you to life.
It’s with this philosophy in mind that Ciao Angel was born.
Chantal Lalonde, designer and founder of Ciao Angel is inspired by messages and moments from life to create her jewelry. … like a heart-shaped coral found on the beach… or a special meeting with someone that will lead to the creation of a small cross to illustrate the crossroad… ” We don’t remember days, we remember moments”. Here is a quote in line with the universe of Ciao Angel. Chantal seeks to express and glorify these “milestones” in her creations.
Chantal’s universe is connected to everything that comes from the earth. A graduate of the Montreal School of Gemmology and the Montreal School of Jewelry, she works with noble materials; fine and precious stones, pearls, sterling silver, silk, leather…
The “Ciao Angel” medallion is the first piece created by Chantal. It is symbolic and reminds us that we are never alone, there is always someone who wishes us well. We wear it to say thank you to our guardian angel. We offer it because we are also someone else’s guardian angel.
From a young age, Chantal was curious about different cultures and meeting people. At 20 years old, she set off on her own, backpacking around Europe. It was long before the web and social media. Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Greece …. and many more. Back home and after studying at the University of Montreal (HEC), she left to study spanish language, history and painting at the University of Barcelona. She stayed there for 2 years.
Once back in Quebec, she pursued her career in the field of multimedia technology for a few years. When she was in her late forties, a desire for integrity and authenticity started to overtake her, and she felt the need to take a break from her professional activities. She went to live in Guadeloupe (French West Indies), for a couple of years
Through various meetings, discussions, and life experiences, Chantal began to realize that life sends us signs that can guide our choices. Sometimes, we just need to listen to them. What if it was the work of guardian angels watching over us? That’s how the idea arose to create a jewellery collection that symbolizes the concept that we are never alone, that we each have a guardian angel who wishes us well, and that, in return, we are also someone else’s guardian angel.
Jewellery School of Montreal
Certificate in Gemmology – Gemmology School of Montreal
Atttestation – Faceted Diamond Classification
Attestation – Classification of Pearls
Attestation – Gipsy: le serti bruni
Prix d’excellence, Gala 2016, École de Joaillerie de Montréal.