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 […]

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 […]

Aquamarine

Aquamarine   The gemstone Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio.  Aquamarine is suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries. Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl […]

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 […]