Emilie Cardinaux is the creative force behind The Golden Cleat. With her studio and flagship store overlooking the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region of northern NY, life on the water provides a constant source of inspiration. The archipelago of nearly 2,000 islands just east of Lake Ontario straddles the New York-Canadian border for nearly fifty miles of freshwater paradise. Here, boating is not only a cherished pastime but a way of life.

The Golden Cleat’s nautically inspired fine jewelry collection embodies the spirit of dockside living. Fabricated by hand using the ancient art of lost wax casting, each piece of jewelry is sustainably handcrafted from sterling silver or solid 14k gold and genuine, ethically sourced gemstones. The Golden Cleat’s elegant, timeless designs capture the hearts of free-spirited adventurers who are drawn to the water.

The Golden Cleat Flagship Store opened its doors in May, 2017. In addition to nautical and gemstone jewelry handcrafted in-house, The Golden Cleat also carries work by other fine jewelers who design and handcraft their work in their own studios as well as leather goods, ceramics, textiles, woodwork, apparel, and more. The brick and mortar store features handmade products that are ethically sourced, sustainably produced, and made in the USA.

The Golden Cleat is open seven days a week from April through December. The store is open limited hours during the months of January, February, and March. Customers can place orders online year round at www.thegoldencleat.com or over the phone by calling 917-544-9455.