bitibesha

Kingston, New York · 160 Sales

bitibesha

Kingston, New York 160 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   For thousands of years, jewelry has inspired journeys: quests for silver, gold, pearls and gems have driven some of the boldest adventures in human history. For most of us, though, the journeys that jewelry inspires are more personal ones, made priceless not by stones and metals, but by the memories, experiences and dreams gathered along the way. It is these journeys that are at the heart of Biti Besha — a line of fine, hand-crafted jewelry that celebrates adventure in the everyday.

One of the sweetest sounds I’ve ever known is the gentle jangling of my grandmother’s bangles. To this day, the sound of silver bracelets slipping down my wrist instantly transports me to childhood summers with my grandparents on the Croatian coast — a place of stone walls and olive trees, warm sea breezes and orchards full of ripe cherries and apricots.

My grandmother always wore a stack of silver bangles that would tinkle softly as she held my hand walking to the beach and tucked me in at night. I loved to watch them sparkle in the sun as she chatted with friends over sweets and Turkish coffee on the vine-covered terrace, while my grandfather pecked at his typewriter in the shade of majestic pines. He always kept a basil plant on his desk — it was his favorite scent, and as he worked, he said it reminded him of what was most important in life.

These are glimpses into some of the journeys that led me to create Biti Besha, a name I invented by combining words from different languages that together mean “be beautiful.” Drawing on my degree in gemology and international travels, I design and handcraft each piece with high-quality, natural gemstones and pearls, with custom, precious-metal stamps available to create pieces as individual their owners.

Minimal, yet elegant, Biti Besha jewelry is designed to accompany you wherever your journey should lead — whether it’s across the street or around the world; toward a dream or down memory lane. Thank you for being part of the Biti Besha journey, and I hope you enjoy making Biti Besha a part of yours.

Happy adventures,

Kaja

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Last updated on Dec 14, 2017

For thousands of years, jewelry has inspired journeys: quests for silver, gold, pearls and gems have driven some of the boldest adventures in human history. For most of us, though, the journeys that jewelry inspires are more personal ones, made priceless not by stones and metals, but by the memories, experiences and dreams gathered along the way. It is these journeys that are at the heart of Biti Besha — a line of fine, hand-crafted jewelry that celebrates adventure in the everyday.

One of the sweetest sounds I’ve ever known is the gentle jangling of my grandmother’s bangles. To this day, the sound of silver bracelets slipping down my wrist instantly transports me to childhood summers with my grandparents on the Croatian coast — a place of stone walls and olive trees, warm sea breezes and orchards full of ripe cherries and apricots.

My grandmother always wore a stack of silver bangles that would tinkle softly as she held my hand walking to the beach and tucked me in at night. I loved to watch them sparkle in the sun as she chatted with friends over sweets and Turkish coffee on the vine-covered terrace, while my grandfather pecked at his typewriter in the shade of majestic pines. He always kept a basil plant on his desk — it was his favorite scent, and as he worked, he said it reminded him of what was most important in life.

These are glimpses into some of the journeys that led me to create Biti Besha, a name I invented by combining words from different languages that together mean “be beautiful.” Drawing on my degree in gemology and international travels, I design and handcraft each piece with high-quality, natural gemstones and pearls, with custom, precious-metal stamps available to create pieces as individual their owners.

Minimal, yet elegant, Biti Besha jewelry is designed to accompany you wherever your journey should lead — whether it’s across the street or around the world; toward a dream or down memory lane. Thank you for being part of the Biti Besha journey, and I hope you enjoy making Biti Besha a part of yours.

Happy adventures,

Kaja

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A customer sent me this great photo of her personalized bangles with her kiddos name and birth dates. Love how she's rocking her other Biti Besha jewels too!

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For thousands of years, jewelry has inspired journeys: quests for silver, gold, pearls and gems have driven some of the boldest adventures in human history. For most of us, though, the journeys that jewelry inspires are more personal ones, made priceless not by stones and metals, but by the memories, experiences and dreams gathered along the way. It is these journeys that are at the heart of Biti Besha — a line of fine, hand-crafted jewelry that celebrates adventure in the everyday.

One of the sweetest sounds I’ve ever known is the gentle jangling of my grandmother’s bangles. To this day, the sound of silver bracelets slipping down my wrist instantly transports me to childhood summers with my grandparents on the Croatian coast — a place of stone walls and olive trees, warm sea breezes and orchards full of ripe cherries and apricots.

My grandmother always wore a stack of silver bangles that would tinkle softly as she held my hand walking to the beach and tucked me in at night. I loved to watch them sparkle in the sun as she chatted with friends over sweets and Turkish coffee on the vine-covered terrace, while my grandfather pecked at his typewriter in the shade of majestic pines. He always kept a basil plant on his desk — it was his favorite scent, and as he worked, he said it reminded him of what was most important in life.

These are glimpses into some of the journeys that led me to create Biti Besha, a name I invented by combining words from different languages that together mean “be beautiful.” Drawing on my degree in gemology and international travels, I design and handcraft each piece with high-quality, natural gemstones and pearls, with custom, precious-metal stamps available to create pieces as individual their owners.

Minimal, yet elegant, Biti Besha jewelry is designed to accompany you wherever your journey should lead — whether it’s across the street or around the world; toward a dream or down memory lane. Thank you for being part of the Biti Besha journey, and I hope you enjoy making Biti Besha a part of yours.

Happy adventures,

Kaja

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  • Kaja Dedijer

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    I'm a gemologist, designer and jeweler. I love creating minimal yet elegant designs that are easy to wear everyday, from day to night. The Hudson Valley of New York is where I call home.

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Last updated on June 12, 2017
Welcome to Biti Besha! Each one of our designs are handcrafted in our carriage house studio, in Kingston, New York.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All of our designs are HANDCRAFTED and VARIANCES MAY OCCUR. Each piece should be TREATED AS ONE OF A KIND. All the gemstones are natural and the chains and wire we use are all sterling silver or 14k gold filled. Tarnishing is a natural occurrence with sterling silver, so it should be treated like any other silver jewelry. All chains are soldered together, however some of the chains we use are elegantly delicate. Please keep this in mind while wearing.

If, for some reason you purchase one of our designs and decide its not quite right, you may return it under these conditions:

*Within 10 days after receiving your item.

* Item must be unworn and in the original condition to receive a refund. Only after receiving your return will we refund you.

*Returned items must be insured and have tracking number, we are not responsible for lost items due to uninsured or wrong address. Please make sure all is correct.
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CUSTOM ORDERS
Absolutely no refunds on custom orders.

I WILL GLADLY ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE BEFORE PURCHASING

Please allow me to work with you to solve any problem you may have before leaving negative feedback. Thank you.
Payment
We only accept payments through PayPal and direct checkout.
Shipping
All our items will be insured for $50 and shipped USPS priority mail. All items will be shipped 2-3 days after purchasing, please allow 1-2 weeks for certain items as certain designs are made to order. Please make sure your address is correct when checking out with Etsy or PayPal, we are not responsible for incorrect shipping addresses.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Ws ship USPS first class mail. Buyers are responsible for any custom duties. We do not insure international packages. If you would like your packages insured please contact me. If insurance is not purchased we cannot be responsible for lost items.