Over the years, Michael has given back to the Barrie and area communities by donating his artistic and design talents to many organizations including Kempenfelt Rotary Club, of which Michael is a member , Gilda’s Club of Simcoe Muskoka, Hospice Simcoe, Barrie and Area Christmas Toy Tea, Simcoe County Children’s Aid Society, Barrie & District United Way, Women for Women Golf Tournament and MacLaren Art Gallery.
Michael is involved in the art community, participating in figure drawing at the MacLaren Art Gallery and Georgian College.
In a completely different creative expression, people are often surprised to hear that the window displays at Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery are all designed and assembled by Michael and his staff. As well, the sculptures and modern paintings adorning the showroom walls are all examples of Michael’s artistic ventures giving you more insight into his creative mind.
“I just wanted to let you know how much I love my bracelet that you made for Rob, for our 20th anniversary. Yeah, I cried when I opened the famous “Smiley” box! You did an amazing job as always.”
"Thank you Michael for making me the ring of my dreams. I am stopped all the time with wide bright eyes starring at my finger. I still can’t believe this is actually mine! This is a dream come true."
“As for the ring, we call it “the brilliance.” She absolutely loves it. Couldn’t be more perfect. She recognizes the quality of the work that went into it as well… which means a lot. More than anything we are both knocked out by the response of others. From, “it’s the most beautiful ring I have ever seen” to “Oh, Michael Smiley is the best.” Wonderful job!”
“Michael, Thank you again for doing such a beautiful job on my ring! It looks absolutely amazing, better than when I got it originally. You do beautiful work!!
“What can we say except that they are perfect! Thank you for making our rings things of beauty. We will cherish them.”
“I wanted to thank you myself for your beautiful work. I’ve already been caught just sitting at my desk and staring at it! It means so much to me to have a piece of my grandma and grandfather with me forever. Looking forward to working with you again on the wedding bands.”
“Thank you so much for all your hard work in creating our wedding bands and Stephanie’s engagement ring. They are just stunning and everyone who has seen them loves them. It was such a pleasure working with you.”
“Thank you so much for the absolutely fabulous engagement ring and wedding band. I get compliments on them all the time. It was a pleasure working with you for our wedding.”
“Thank you very much for taking the time to create such a beautiful ring. I am absolutely in love with it! Your suggestions and your workmanship are very much appreciated. I am very pleased to have you create such a special piece to commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary. Thanks again!”
“Thank you so much for making my ring. It is beautiful and exactly as I pictured. I have had numerous comments on it and have told them how great it was to work with you. Hopefully, they will turn into customers for you!”
“Thank you so much for your brilliant solution to my ring issue. I LOVE my rings. The repair on my engagement ring was fantastic and genius.”
“We are certainly enjoying our new custom rings and once again want to thank you for the wonderful experience from beginning to end. Not only is your craftsmanship exceptional but the relaxed manner in which you do business is to be commended. Once again, many thanks to you for providing us with what will be lasting special memories.”
“Thank you for your beautiful work and for making our Christmas the best one yet.”
“Just a quick note to say Thanks for your great designs and workmanship. The ring is just perfect!”
“I just wanted to send Michael a HUGE thank you for our gorgeous wedding bands! My Fiancé, Grant, picked them up this weekend and when he showed them to me I was completely blown away, might have even screamed a little haha! Thank you Michael for your time and making our rings so perfect. We are really happy with them both. You are one talented fella!”
“Michael, just a quick word to say thank you, thank you! I am so in love with beautiful new ring and working with you and the rest of your team was such an easy, enjoyable process. We will be sure to recommend you to anyone we know looking to invest in a new piece of jewelry.”