Forge & Facet Jewellers was founded by Matt Porth in 2015.
Initially trained as a silversmith, Matt has worked in the jewellery industry for more than 15 years. He learned his trade from several highly skilled mentors, both at the work bench and as a sales manager. Matt has also trained as a gemologist, earning certifications from the Gemological Institute of America.
Matt is particularly excited to have added gunsmithing to his repertoire of skills. He is a keen competitive shooter, currently ranked 1st in the Open Division in Alberta. He is a Grand Master in the IPSC and Master in the USPSA.
Born and raised in High River, Matt is proud to be serving his local community.
Griz was the mascot of Forge & Facet Jewellers. He is a 7 year-old Himalayan Mountain Dog. Don't be fooled by his size: Griz loved people and was incredibly friendly!
We will miss him terribly!
Rest in peace, big guy!
We are sad to share that Griz has passed away unexpectedly. Not only was he the absolute best dog, but he was a member of our family, and community.
Nothing can replace the love we have for him.
We will miss you!
Rest in peace, Grizwald
"Forge & Facet just repaired my fiancees ring. Redid 6 claws and rhodium plated it. Honestly it looks better than when I purchased it at Peoples. You know they do great work when it comes back looking better than it originally did. I strongly suggest having them do work on your jewellery. My expectations were exceeded. It's worth the drive from Calgary to get quality work done. Honest and quick as well. Thank you! My fiancee is ecstatic..." - Jayson
Meet some of the artists and craftspeople, including Matt, who are creating beautiful things in High River.