Canadian Jewelry Designer, Danny Pollak

Danny Pollak, Canadian Jewelry Designer
Danny Pollak, Canadian Jewelry Designer

If, like a moth to a flame, you are drawn to unusual and dramatic jewelry that has more than its fair share of pizzazz, then you’ll love Canadian jeweler, Danny Pollak.

Pollak has been designing and making high quality jewelry for 30 years. Every handcrafted piece made by this master metalsmith is guaranteed for life; repaired and returned by mail, free of charge. He crafts his pieces in brass; then coats them with rhodium, 24 karat gold, sterling or copper. Swarovski crystals or rhinestones in dynamic colors such as red, orange, purple and lime green are then hand-set into each piece. Most are finished with vintage objets d’art accents. Pollak’s jewelry is flamboyantly elegant and often outrageous. It takes confidence to wear one-of-a-kind, statement jewelry like this.

Part of the Danny Pollak magic lies in the juxtaposition of random and diverse elements like vintage stones nestled amongst new Swarovski crystals, and rhinestones alongside opaque stones. Pollak’s wild imagination, marvelous sense of humor and love of nature and animals is evident in his designs. Among his work you will find dazzling frogs in dresses, flying lizards, swans with glittering chartreuse plumage, a kaleidoscopic bevy of twinkling butterflies, six-legged snakes, shimmering profusions of flowers, colorful birds, bees, dragonflies, acrobatic amphibians and there’s even an elegant monkey queen with a servant!

Preferring to sell directly to his clients, rather than through department stores, Pollak displays his work at shows where he can meet aficionados face-to-face. His booth is a regular star attraction at two of Canada’s most prestigious shows for artists, the One-of-a-Kind Christmas Show and Sale and the One-of-a-Kind Spring Show and Sale. Every barrette, brooch, earring, bracelet, necklace, pendant and jewel-encrusted tiara in the collection is an elaborate conversation piece that attracts fashion-conscious people of all ages and persuasions—the hip and trendy crowd, sophisticated ladies in classic suits, punk rockers, grandmothers, and even kids throng around his booth.

Pollak’s cutting-edge, larger-than-life jewelry has also garnered him a celebrity following; fans include actors, Ray Liotta, Kirstie Alley, Keith Richards, and others. Although it looks frightfully expensive, Danny Pollak jewelry is one of life’s affordable little luxuries, starting at only $38 for a luxurious barrette or pair of earrings ranging to over $200 for more intricate designs. Every piece is signed D. Pollak.

See Danny’s jewelry at Dragonfly and Amber Gallery

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16 thoughts on “Canadian Jewelry Designer, Danny Pollak

    1. Hi Barb! Yes, we fell in love with Danny’s jewelry years ago. He only sells through one-of-a-kind shows from what I understand. Do a little research online, I know his work is sold through a couple of websites, although he doesn’t have his own site. Good luck!


  1. Do you have contact information for Danny? I bought a few pieces of jewelry at the Haliburton Craft Show in July and one of the brooches broke. In addition to being expensive, I love it and want to have it repaired. Does he have an email address?


    1. Hi, thanks for your comment. I understand that Danny provides life-time repair for his jewelry. I do not have any contact information for him, but a Google search might do it. I wrote this article about Danny several years ago because I was so impressed with his work. He doesn’t have a website as far as I know, but there are a few online venues that carry his pieces and may be able to give you an email. Good luck!


  2. I got some fabulous earrings to go with a peacock broach I already had, at the Ball’s Falls Fall Festival. Danny is so friendly and gave me so much attention to make sure I was happy with the result. Love it!


  3. Hi I Have One Of Your Brooches It Is Very Old Looking It has flowerS On It.It’s Very Heavy The Flowers Have Pink Rhinestones In The middle It Has A Heart Dangling From It Could You Tell Me A Bit About This Piece?


  4. Please help.. I have had a bracelet for maybe 20 years, and it had\s broken. Very unique piece, as they all are.. Where can I send it to be repaired?? Thanks!!!


  5. I was recently going thru a box of jewelry that i acquired. I came found a black and clear rhinestone bracelet with the signature d.pollack on the back. I’m trying to learn more about the piece. Do you know where i might get more information on it


  6. Good morning, I was wondering if I could use some of this article in a listing for my etsy store? I have recently gotten an amazing starfish on a big black shiny stone brooch, stamped on the back D. Pollak, you describe him so well. I will of course give you credit for the words I use but really wanted to make sure you didn’t mind.


  7. I received a gorgeous broach that can also be worn as a necklace. I love the pinks and oval shape of this piece. My husband bought it last fall and saved it for my Christmas gift.


  8. I’s looking to buy a broach that i received as a christmas gift from the one of a kind show this past Christmas. I have lost it and would very much like to replace it. Any idea where I might be able to find this.


    1. Thanks for your interest in our blog Sorry, but I wrote this article way back in 2007 or so. I do not have any references for Danny Pollaks work aside from what’s in the article. Perhaps you could google him. Good luck!


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