about

NVR NUDE’s pieces are built to affirm individuality while complementing our customers’ inherent beauty. Our mission is to create unique pieces of jewellery which characterize the personality of our wearers. We believe that jewellery can be a talisman of our most treasured memories, a belief which inspires us to balance modern artistry with an ineffable nostalgia. We synthesize skillful expertise and inspired vision to create avant-garde work that uncovers richness in simplicity and decadence where it matters most.

  • FEMALE OWNED + OPERATED
  • HANDMADE IN CANADA
  • MADE TO ORDER
  • ETHICALLY SOURCED MATERIALS

Staying true to the integrity of our product, we use 100% recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds that are qualified by, The Kimberley Process, Certification Scheme (United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/56, 2003). All pieces are made to order.

the founder

Kelsey Merkeley is the Creative Director and Designer of NVR NUDE — a fine jewellery brand based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. NVR NUDE is inspired by adventure, art, pattern, blue skies, and the joy of savouring the simple sensuous delights that surround us.

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A reader, researcher, and traveller by nature, Kelsey weaves an eclectic tapestry of cultural and personal moments into her work. She has travelled globally to acquire hands on training in historical and modern techniques, has been mentored by some of the world’s finest jewellery artists and craftspeople, attended several prestigious jewellery institutes and lived in the some of the most influential centres of the jewellery and gem industries (Mumbai, Bangkok, London, Los Angeles, Florence). After a decade of involvement at the forefront of influential jewellery and gemstone industries, Kelsey knows her craft intimately.

Kelsey believes that the sensual resides in the simple. The smallest details resolve into memories we savour for decades. We deserve jewellery that exalts our exquisite points in time — a kiss that lingers, a perfect latte at a warm window, the crack of a crisp new novel, a vase of tulips on the table, or a pop of your favourite lipstick. These small perfections sparkle with joy, which Kelsey playfully yet intricately integrates into NVR NUDE.

Love, Kelsey

Kelsey was absolutely fantastic to work with in designing an engagement ring for my partner. I had a vision and she brought it to life and made it 100 times better than I ever imagined. Working with Kelsey was so simple and she always went above and beyond to help me understand the “do’s and don’t’s” around ring design and what would be practical. I had a ton of fun designing the ring with Kelsey and she always kept me updated with photos and models she created. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me through this experience and I will definitely be going back to Kelsey for our wedding rings in the future.

Lydia

Just wanted to write a quick message to say thank you!!! I had an old piece of jewelry from my grandmother and a few ideas floating around in my head that I wanted to be turned into a ring. The entire process with Kelsey was an enjoyable and stress free experience, we shared a few ideas and quickly I had some drawings to decide on, and in the end a simply beautiful one off piece that tells a story and includes some family heritage. Gentleman, get away from the big stores and design a one off piece, choose a local designer like Kelsey and create something from the heart that your loved one will cherish, you will not regret working with Kelsey. I don’t know why it took me so long as it was such an easy process.Thank you so much. This has been such a wonderful process I cannot wait to ask the question and tell the history of the ring!!

Toby

Kelsey you made our experience personal, exciting and remarkably stress-free. We LOVE our wedding rings. It was with your talented guidance that you brought out our creative side and helped us design our perfect wedding rings. Your attention to detail, design & industry knowledge made your service exceed our expectations. It was our pleasure to have worked so closely with you. Thank you!

Mat + Heather

I recently had the pleasure of working with Kelsey in creating a one of a kind piece for my mom. Our first meeting was brainstorming and within days she had several sketches drawn for me to choose a design. She not only had the final piece ready in a short time frame, she kept me informed throughout the entire process. I couldn’t be happier with the completed piece but most importantly, my mom was over the moon and absolutely loves it! It’s a stunning piece and so well done, Kelsey is an extremely talented and thoughtful artist. I can’t thank Kelsey enough for handcrafting a family treasure!

Kelsy

Working with Kelsey was amazing, she was prompt, personable and professional! She went the extra mile to ensure that I was completely satisfied with the design and execution of the final product. I will definitely think of Kelsey first when it comes time to add another piece!

Nikki

I cannot speak highly enough about Kelsey. I love, love, love, my ring, it is my most prized possession! The design truly speaks to me as an individual. When I contracted Kelsey to help design and make my ring she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was patient, kind, and forthcoming with ideas of what I would like. We went through a wonderful, fun, and creative design process together to reach the final product. I do not have long fingers so the design I wanted needed to be tweaked enough to fit my hand and my style. She accomplished it perfectly with her amazing skills and talent, my ring is a detailed work of art. I get so many compliments on my ring from strangers and friends alike! I am so proud that I get to wear something truly unique on my finger, having a one of a kind wedding ring is something genuinely special that gives me joy to look at. The ring represents so much as my engagement ring but as well for my love for the outdoors and the mountains in which my husband I live. Kelsey was able to take design elements from my engagement ring and put them into my husband’s wedding band. My ring has specific mountains that I had picked out and she was able to use the same silhouette on his ring! The rings are the perfect pair! Thank you so much Kelsey, you are truly a Gem!

Deedra