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Wabi, Sabi & Shibui

Wabi, Sabi & Shibui Wabi, Sabi & Shibui Collections.  Over the years I’ve carried a jewellery collection called Wabi Sabi, and now I carry the SHIBUI COLLECTION.  Always a fan of understated jewellery that is casual, relaxed and unobtrusive these various aesthetics keep showing up at Bija Bijoux. All of my jewellery is made by […]

Colour Cravings

Colour Cravings Just like food cravings, colour cravings can be hard to ignore. Having owned several retail stores,  all with a strong focus on fashion and style trends, I couldn’t help but notice that we all begin to desire the same colours and styles at roughly the same times.  My job was, and still is, […]

Safe Metals

Safe Metals Many people go to a specialty boutique to purchase their jewellery, but jewellery, as a product, is available everywhere and at many different price points.  We love jewellery and we are surrounded by it :)).   It is sold at drug stores and grocery stores!  That being said, everyone should know what is […]

Lotus Flower Designs in Jewellery

  Lotus Flower Designs in Jewellery The lotus flower design in jewellery is popular with jewelry designers and jewellery wearers alike. What does the lotus flower symbolize?  Why do so many people identify with this flower?  Let’s take a closer look at this complex and meaningful bloom that takes its symbolic roots from Eastern culture […]

Diamond Ring

Buying Diamonds

Buying Diamonds Below you will learn the basic information you need to know if you are buying diamonds.  The information here is just the bare bone basics that any shopper should know before heading out to the boutiques.  Bija Bijoux is not your average diamond ring store, but we do offer custom design and have […]

Sterling Silver and Jewelry

Sterling Silver and Jewelry   Be it price, weight or look at feel, sterling silver has rightfully earned a prominent position in the jewelry space.  Before we move forward discussing the many reasons why jewellers use sterling silver, we should probably touch on the important facts about sterling silver.  What is sterling silver?  How is sterling silver made? […]

sterling silver and copper

Sterling Silver and Copper Sterling silver is an alloy of silver, meaning other metals are added to silver to give it the desired properties.  Using silvers mass as the measuring tool, 92.5% of silvers mass is actually silver, and the remaining mass is made up of other metals, traditionally it’s copper.  Below are the scientific or chemistry makeup of this […]

Classic Silver Link Bracelet

Handmade jewelry

Handmade jewelry   Handmade jewelry is something you would find in a custom jewelry designers product line.  As the name implies, handmade jewelry typically involves assembling or forming jewelry by hand as opposed to machines commonly found in factories or jewelry assembly lines.  But does the term handmade mean that the entire piece of jewelry was […]