We are delighted to introduce you to a talented Canadian jewelry designer, new to Bija Bijoux, Leah Alexandra.
A life drawn to water has provided the inspiration for Leah Alexandra’s jewellery collection, having spent many summers on the sandy shores of Cape Cod.
While obtaining a Bachelor of Design at Ryerson University, Leah worked as a jewellery buyer for a small boutique. It was then that she discovered opportunities to purchase exotic gemstones & pearls from around the world, and began collecting materials to make her own jewellery.
By the time Leah earned her degree in 2004, friends, family and classmates were lining up to place their orders. Committed to developing her skills and expanding her knowledge, Leah enrolled in a metalsmithing course upon moving from Toronto to Vancouver. She followed that with an internship with a local goldsmith. Now hollywood celebs like Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon have adorned themselves with her designs.
Leah’s jewellery is timeless, fresh and versatile with pieces that will compliment anything from jeans and a T-shirt to a wedding dress! Materials used in the line included Sterling Silver, 14 Karat Gold Fill, 24 Karat Gold Vermeil, and carefully hand-selected gemstones and freshwater pearls. All jewellery is handmade in Vancouver, just a short stroll from the beach.
Bija’s Choices from Leah’s Fall/Winter Collection 2014
We have focused primarily on Leah’s gold jewelry for Fall 2014. Having perused her entire Collection, we carefully chose the jewelry items that we feel are the very best of what she created this season. We chose sparkly white druzy post earrings set into yellow gold, for everyday wear. The denim blue chalcedony prism shaped pendant and matching dangly earrings will become someone’s go-to wear for the weekend with her AG jeans and James Perse white shirt. We see the Harper set, a classic chunky gold link necklace and bracelet, as the perfect add on to a LBD for a cocktail party or as a staple to wear to the office. Last but not least, the wing earrings, or climbers. These trendy gem style earrings are available in 3 colours: moonstone, aqua chalcedony or green onyx. Hard to say which pair of climbers we like the most as they all add instant “current” to your earring wardrobe, so we decided on all of them. Our carefully chosen Leah Alexandra designs will arrive here the first week of October. Drop in and have a peek for yourself.