MEET THE MAKER
Welcome to the Bijoux family! My name is Cat, I'm owner and designer of Bijoux.
I began making jewelry in 2015 as a way to help pay for a college course abroad. I loved having an outlet to pour my creative energy into. Hanging out with friends turned into us sitting on my dorm room floor, designing jewelry, as the hours passed by. All of a sudden, Bijoux was born.
What does Bijoux mean, anyway? When I began making jewelry, I had no idea what to name my brand. With help and inspiration from my Grandfather, Chuck (who used to live near the French Quarter in New Orleans), we decided on using the name "Bijoux", which roughly translates from French to "jewels". He always told me to invest in myself and my business and to learn how to make "the good stuff". After his passing in 2020, I took the plunge and began teaching myself how to metalsmith. I now create jewelry with real gold and silver, and can proudly say that I make " the good stuff".
One of my favorite parts about owning a business, is being able to give back to the community. If you haven’t heard, we donate $1 from every order to a new charitable organization each quarter. We rotate these quarterly, so there are four non-profit per year. Together, we raised almost $3,000 last year.
Thank you so much for supporting a local business and family! I am so thankful for YOU!