I'm a novice in the jewellery industry so I can't really suggest the
"best" way to go about this. But here is my angle on this.
I live in Toronto and I'm finding it exceedingly difficult to make a
living as a jewellery designer. Basically the key is trying to get
your goods into boutiques and high-end shops. The owners of these
shops are very particular about what they want in their boutiques
and so you are at their mercy. Many shop owners will try to get you
to sell on consignment. Don't do it unless you are desparate. Try to
look for boutiques that will buy up front from you.
Locations of the city to target:
Yorkville (Bay and Bloor Street), Bayview Village (Bayview Avenue),
Rosedale (Yonge Street and Rosedale)
These neighbourhoods that have high-end shops:
If you can afford it, I would open up a shop. It seems that foot
traffic and visibility is extremely important in this business.
Being seen by people, who might later become your customers. The
location of your shop is key too.
I'm curious to see if anyone else might post alternative suggestions
to your query.