Updated: May 20, 2021
Bijubee's labor of love: creating jewelry that is both timeless and contemporary.
The thing that I love most about how connected the world is today, is the fact that, whatever your personal style or fashion, there are talented artisans in every niche to craft something that is as unique as you are.
As you start thinking about how your wedding rings will represent your unique style and love story, check out my favorite local jeweler, Bijubee. Over the years, I think that I have seen every style in their portfolio: vintage engagement rings; traditional wedding bands; designs made in partnership with clients; heirloom stones lovingly nestled in new settings.
Want to know more about who Bijubee is? I'm glad that you asked! Here is a quick conversation with them to help you get to know this incredible team.
Mary Elle (ME): Who is Bijubee?
Bijubee (B): We are a husband and wife team, Richard and Rayna -- it really is the best working together. We complement each other, both in work and in life.
ME: What inspired you to create Bijubee?
B: Richard's father came to the US from Italy in the 1930s, and was a master jeweler and platinum smith here in town when Richard was a child. Richard's older brother, also an amazing jeweler in Miami, convinced us to go into business for ourselves about 10 years ago. We haven't looked back since.
ME: I am not surprised to know that jewelry is in your blood! Did you apprentice with family?
B: We are pretty much self taught in our craft, Richard being the much more technical and advanced one. We are always learning new ways to create pieces and love that we get to experiment and learn from our mistakes.
ME: What do you love best about owning your own business and handcrafting pieces for others?
B: It is so rewarding and humbling to create something that is loved and worn by people all over the world, from Florida to Madagascar and so many places in between. In a way it's our connection to humanity, an offering of beauty and being a small part of someone's story is what keeps us going. The best compliment we can get is when people tell us "I never take it off!".
ME: What is the ultimate goal or mission statement of Bijubee?
B: Our goal is to make jewelry that is both timeless and contemporary.
Your one-of-a-kind love deserves an equally unique symbol. As you and your fiancé dream up your perfect wedding rings, consider allowing Bijubee to be a part of your story.