Honor Valentine’s Day: Make it Count

February 2nd, 2011

According to one legend of Saint Valentine, the night before his execution he wrote the very first valentine, signing it, “From your Valentine.” Though apocryphal, it’s a fitting tribute to the tradition of conveying our love to others. It’s a tradition that has inspired many to do the same. The oldest known valentine is a […]

The Traditional Touch of Artisan Jewelry

December 22nd, 2010

What is artisan jewelry? In the following article, we define this type of designer jewelry and explain what sets it apart from other forms of jewelry.

The Power of the Swarovski Crystal

December 20th, 2010

This article examines what a Swarovski crystal is and why jewelry with Swarovski crystals is so special. We answer the question: Why buy Swarovski crystal?

Tips for Choosing Bridal Jewelry

December 18th, 2010

Selecting the perfect bridal jewelry is a challenge. This article examines the reasons why and considers tips that make the process a simpler one.

The Gift of Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry

December 15th, 2010

This article examines what makes artisan jewelry special. It also considers the decisions that go into choosing that perfect piece of artisan jewelry as a gift.

Handmade Jewelry: In a Class of its Own

December 14th, 2010

This article considers the versatility of handcrafted jewelry and the reasons why more women should include these pieces in their collection.

The Legacy of Swarovski Crystal Jewelry

December 13th, 2010

This article considers why Swarovski crystal jewelry is favored over all other crystal jewelry, and it examines what separates Swarovski from other companies.

Genuine Bijoux’ First Jewelry Expo

December 12th, 2010

Wow! Genuine Bijoux held its first Expo/Fair on Friday December the 3rd, 2010. It took much planning and work to to prepare for this event. We were given a large table and 1.5 hours to set up our jewelry display—I am very grateful to my dad and Kaisu, without whom none of this would have […]

The Amazing History of Murano Glass Jewelry

December 10th, 2010

This article examines the evolution of Murano glass jewelry. It also examines the near extinction of Murano glass and its place in the world today.

Handcrafted Jewelry Makes the Perfect Unique Christmas Gift

December 7th, 2010

This article considers why handcrafted jewelry is an excellent Christmas gift for loved ones. It also offers some tips on selecting that perfect piece.

The True Value of Custom Jewelry

December 2nd, 2010

This article answers the question: what is custom jewelry? It examines the qualities of custom jewelry that make it the perfect give for the women in our lives.

The Birth of Venetian Glass Jewelry

November 29th, 2010

This article explores the importance of Venetian glass jewelry from Murano through the ages.

Handcrafted Jewelry and Artisan Jewelry for the Modern Woman

November 27th, 2010

The article looks at what advantages handcrafted jewelry and artisan jewelry offer the modern woman and why the Internet is the best spot to shop for them.

Introducing Genuine Bijoux, Your Source for Handmade Artisan Jewelry by Janine Horak

November 23rd, 2010

Just in time for Christmas, we’re happy to announce the launch of GenuineBijoux, featuring jewelry designs by Janine Horak. At Genuine Bijoux you’ll find gorgeous earrings, pendants, and necklaces created by an artist for the discerning jewelry enthusiast. Our timeless designs make the perfect gift, for your sweetheart, friends or even for yourself. Holiday Gifts […]

Venetian/Murano Beads: Insist on the Real Deal

October 10th, 2010

The difference between a uniquely stunning piece of jewelry—and one that is just”so-so”—has a lot to do with the quality of the materials that have gone into it. Beaded jewelry comes in many styles and configurations, but it’s the materials that are used that will ultimately determine its overall appeal. Skilled jewelers know that investing […]