MomMomOnTheGo was recently introduced to Jinja Jewelry and their awesome handmade jewelry.
“The story of Jinja is one of people united in friendship, love, and a blending of unique cultures that transcend the obstacles of time and distance. World travellers Don and Elaine Helmig forged a friendship through the years with the gentle Balinese people and shared their mutual love of the beautiful island of Bali with Australian Joy Daniels. This association founded on friendship and on a mutual respect for Asian cultures has now grown into a profitable business. Jinja draws inspiration for beautiful, high quality, handmade coral and silver jewelry from local and global trends in affordable jewelry and accessories.”
MomMomOnTheGo got a chance to check out two of Jinja Jewelry’s handmade pieces. The first was a Jinja Twist Bracelet in red.
Stainless Steel tube bead cuff w-red coral beads, assorted stone beads and Rhodium beads.
Beautiful design, embraces your wrist with the Jinja Twist bracelet. It is comfortable and is sure to catch the other’s eye. You can sport this awesome bracelet to dress up your casual wear or compliment your business and evening attire.
Of course no bracelet is complete without the matching earrings and MomMomOnTheGo had the chance to check out the red Jinja earrings as well.
Sterling Silver 15x15mm earrings with red coral, blue coral and black coral.
I love the shine and bold color of the red bracelet and earrings. They are very stylish.
Jinja has handmade necklaces, pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets. You can visit the Jinja Store to browse through their wonderful handmade items.
The colors of the red earrings and twist bracelet match perfectly and look great together. Here is a look at my pieces of Jinja Jewelery.
If you want a chance to win Jinja Jewelry, Like Jinja Jewelry on Facebook to enter their monthly giveaway!
Here is more about Jinja Jewelry and the quality of the product that you are receiving when you purchase one.
All coral is made up of calcium carbonate which, over time, builds up as the skeletal remains of tiny sea creatures’ homes in the ocean. Corals can be any number of colors, from red, white, pink and blue to the rare black. Red bamboo coral grows in branches, similar to bamboo stalks. It is matte in appearance, with small holes, scratches or cracks. It is often filled with wax to smooth imperfections.
Although there are many types of coral beads on the market the round and square flat Jinja coral beads we use in our designer creations are exclusive to Jinja.
Manmade corals are really common now and you will find a lot of red coral pieces in the market place being sold as real coral when it is not. However, the coral Jinja uses are washed up on the beaches in Java and are not taken from the reefs. We get 2 different textures to the coral, one texture gives the small lined texture, and the other gives a flower texture. These small pieces are very porous like a sponge coral, so it readily takes the dye allowing us to imitate more expensive natural corals.
The Jinja team uses dyed bamboo coral which grows in branches similar to bamboo stalks. This coral is naturally matte white or cream in color with small holes and a dark core; this is why it needs to be dyed to achieve the vibrant color.
The first process is cutting the coral roughly into the shape of the bead required by hand using a small chisel. Then the coral is shaped using an electric grinder (similar to sanding wood pieces). Following this process holes are drilled into the beads. The bead is then thoroughly dried for up to 2 weeks in the sun.
The next step is the color dying of the bead with an oil base dye. The objective is to ensure the oil can penetrate the coral as thoroughly as possible. After the dying process a further 3 days drying time is allowed. Then the beads are dipped into a resin base which gives the beautiful high gloss finish and also fills in the coral holes and removes any imperfections. Another four days drying and airing is provided and finally the last step is carefully polishing each piece to provide a beautiful luster.
Each piece of beautiful Jinja jewelry is lovingly hand crafted through a difficult and time consuming process for your wearing pleasure.
Want to win the two pieces of handmade Jinja Jewelry just like the ones that MomMomOnTheGo got to test out? Then you will want to enter this giveaway. Giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies and products that she loves.