West Coast Art is jewellery that Bija Bijoux stocks and special orders. It is hand carved by Canadian West Coast jewelry artists, using sterling silver and/or gold.
This jewellery art form is truly unique to Canadian indigenous artisans. The carvers begin with a long stretch of precious metal and they carve their design onto it. Once the pattern is finished, they curve it into the shape of a ring, or a bangle, and solder it closed. These carvings often tell a story of the totem spirit and are said to bring the spirit of that animal to the wearer.