About Us

Our Story

Laurel Leaf began as a small collection within our first shop, Resistance Jewelry. As we began to design more pieces in sterling and gold, it became clear that these special products deserved their own shop. Every Laurel Leaf item is crafted out of sterling silver or 14 karat gold-fill, providing a luxury experience at an affordable price.

Our Jewelry

We aim to create lasting memories through distinctive custom pieces. Each item is hand-stamped to order in our Ottawa workshop, using high-quality metals. There may be subtle variations in depth and placement of the text - this is a feature of the hand-crafted nature of the pieces. Every piece of our jewelry is completely unique and created just for you.

Our Values

Laurel Leaf and Resistance Jewelry are dedicated to family, feminism, equality, and human rights. We are a Black-owned business, and all races, religions, sexualities and genders are welcome here.

Our Founder

My business was born after I was inspired by many of the empowering slogans I read on signs displayed during the Women's March in January 2017. As the mother of two young boys, I want to help make the best world I can for them, and instill in them a passion for equality, justice, and protecting the rights of people who enjoy fewer privileges than they do. 

     -Alison Best Danson