sophiadrysdale on Oct 27, 2014
Very well made item. A bit finer than the photo looked, I was expecting it to be heavier set. Size perfect. Presentation so sweet, was exciting to open. Only downfall was that there hadn't been enough tax paid on the item (I live in the uk) and as a result I got charged an extra £11 pounds to be able to collect it from the post office which I wasn't happy about considering I had already paid enough for the item. I'm sure this wasn't intentional but just check with buyer before item gets dispatched.
Pauline Rudolph on Oct 8, 2014
I've been wearing them every day since I got them. I find them glamorous yet individual!
R W on Aug 22, 2014
I LOVE THIS RING! It is even more beautiful in person than a picture could show. That being said, it took longer than expected to arrive. I was beginning to think I would never actually recieve it. Regardless, it was well worth the wait :)
Handmade with Heart & Soul
I have had a love for creating since before I can remember. I have always painted, or sewed, or crocheted, but my journey into jewellery came on strong like a fire from within. I had stumbled across a small bead store, a few years back, and decided to pick a childhood love of beaded earrings. Before I knew it, my love of beads turned into a love of gemstones (not a cheap hobby I tell you!) and my love of gems turned into a love for metal, and the combination of both. I decided to take a beginners course in soldering and the rest is sort of history!
Before I knew it I was teaching myself every technique I could, and transforming Bella‐Bijou Jewellery from a hobby to a career!
"Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast" ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Most of my designs come to me in my dreams. I plan them out backwards often, thinking of the finished product, and then mapping out techniques I will use in fabrication. Often these dreams get sketched out in my awfull chicken scratch (no offense to chickens!) before flame ever touches metal. My workspace is filled with tiny scribbles, some crossed out with big "X's", others with notes and little stars (stars are good!).
On occasion however I like to just throw caution to the wind and pick up a stone, and some metal and go for it. Some of my greatest accomplishments in metal have happened this way!
"Fashions fade, style is eternal" Yves Saint Laurent
I have never really believed myself to be overly stylish, yet I always felt in some way connected to the world of the fashion forward. It wasn't until I started creating jewellery that I realized that *it* was my contribution to the world of style and outward appearance. However, I have always believed that putting on a piece of jewellery is about so much more than looking pretty, but rather it is about FEELING beautiful.
It is for this reason that I put heart & soul into each and every piece. I want women to wear my creations and feel like they are part of the story each piece tells. I want Bella‐Bijou Jewellery to become part of who you are, and your own personal style, which is why most of my pieces are made in limited edition or one of a kind.
Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Metalsmith, Photographer
In 2005 I discovered my voice through jewellery, and discovered Etsy not long after - the rest as they say, is history!
Here you will find more classic, contemporary and everyday items, and my permanent wholesale collection.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
*Cancellations* - if you need to cancel you order, you must notify me within a 24 hour window, after that I will have already started to work on your piece.
Bella-Bijou Accepts all forms of major Credit Card and Paypal payments. Please note you DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to purchase from Bella-Bijou with a credit card :-)
♥ Reserving Listings ♥
I will reserve listings on one of a kind items for 3 days. After that 3 days, it will be able to be purchased by anyone. Items priced at $100 or more may require a deposit when reserved.
♥ Made To Order ♥
Made to order items take approx 4-8 business days for completion before shipment and are non refundable or exchangeable.
♥ Custom Orders ♥
Custom Orders are charged 100% upfront. Custom orders are non refundable/exchangable.
♥ Ring Re-Sizing ♥
I may on occasion be able to resize some of the stone set rings in my shop. This would be done on a case by case basis for a fee which will also depend on the level of difficulty.
*Please contact me BEFORE PURCHASE if you require a different size.
In order to reduce waste, I am no longer sending receipts with orders. Your receipt will automatically be emailed to you after payment.
Orders are shipped via Canada Post Airmail and usually arrive 7-12 days within in Canada and the United States. Bella-Bijou will ship internationally, but packages may take up to 4 weeks to arrive. Shipping charges are based on actual Canada Post costs.
*Please Note - Packages under the value of $100 heading outside of Canada do not come with tracking or insurance. Packages over $100 to the US do. If you are purchasing under the value of $100 to a US destination and would like tracking, please contact me to put in on your order for an additional cost.
It is very important to me to make sure your jewellery arrives safe and sound and that you are happy with your new piece(s). In the event that your package arrives to you with its contents damaged or missing, please contact me immediately (within 3 days of receiving) so that I can put in a claim if your item is valid : Purchases made outside of Canada and the US (if over the value of $100) do NOT come with insurance -Please contact me about a price quote on insurance for outside of North American deliveries, as the costs can be quite high.
Bella-Bijou cannot be held responsible for any duties/taxes that may be charged when shipped internationally. Please do not ask me to label your package as a gift - it is ILLEGAL do to so :-(
Refunds and Exchanges
Please let me know if you have any questions - I am hear to answer!
Since the items in this shop are made when you order them, they are not available for refund or exchange, due to hygiene reasons.
***PLEASE know your ring size before ordering, most rings CANNOT be resized. You can get your ring finger sized for free from any reputable jeweler. I cannot exchange or return rings because of sizing error on the buyers part.***
I never anticipate my jewellery breaking, but if for some unfortunate reason your purchase becomes defective within 30 days from the time shipped, I will fix/replace/refund the item. Please contact me immeadiatly if this happens. I create all my jewellery with heart & soul - to be passed on for generations!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me regarding wholesale inquiries, I am more than happy to send you my wholesale agreement form :-)
****Please note, all Bella-Bijou items are made by hand. Some small differences may occur due to the nature of handmade. Please note that colours differ monitor to monitor - I do my very best to describe items as clear & consise as possible.
♥ On a personal Note ♥
I work very hard on my designs - from concept to creation. Each piece is thought out, drawn and reworked sometimes several times until I am 100% confident in the results.
As an artist I reach from within for my design ideas. I am inspired by my surroundings, emotions and desires. I create things how I envision them, and although I love when my customers trust me to create their vision - I will not try and duplicate another artists. Asking me to goes against my moral code of ethics. My designs come to me from places unknown sometimes, and any similarities of some of my more simplistic designs to other designs here on Etsy and anywhere else are purely coincidental. I strive to create from the heart and soul, and therefore do hope that vision is respected and not replicated.