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petit bijoux: handcrafted affordable luxury

Boy oh boy do I have some pretty things to share with you today.

I've been a client of Howard Fine Jewellers ever since I designed my engagement ring and wedding band with them back in 2009. I love that they're local and offer impeccable service (repairs on-site!), and if you wanna talk about pretty things their yellow diamonds will have you drooling.

Spoiler alert: this post isn't about Howard Fine Jewellers and I'm not giving away any yellow diamonds. But I promise I have a point, stick with me.

After one of my recent visits to Howard, I wandered into their neighbouring sister store called True Bijoux.

Right away I was enthralled by True Bijoux's statement rights, their estate/vintage section, and most of all, a collection of delicate pieces that was super affordable and looked like it would go with pretty much my whole wardrobe. YAS.

I got chatting with True Bijoux owner Lindsay Appotive, and she explained that these wee pieces were part of a collection she'd designed herself called Petit Bijoux. Can I get an amen for all the Ottawa boss babes taking matters into their own hands? I mean seriously. Go Lindsay!

Linsday explained that while she adores bold statement pieces or classic investments like a vintage Rolex, she wanted to offer affordable, beautifully made pieces that were easy to wear for work on Tuesday, drinks on Friday, or brunch on Sunday.

She scoured the market and couldn't find anything that ticked those boxes, so she got down to it an launched Petit Bijoux starting at just $39.

I've been obsessed with Lindsay's line since it launched this fall and I've rounded up a few of my favourite pieces to share with you. Side note: I recently picked up a Google Pixel 2 and I'm working really hard on my photography skills, so I'd love to know what you think of these pics. Let's go!

With just a whisper of blue, this cabochon-cut blue topaz and cubic zirconia necklace will compliment just about everything in your wardrobe. It's on an 18" chain and is so light and comfortable to wear.

Here's the matching earrings. These blue topaz and cubic zirconia studs are deceptively simple: wear them with the wee zirconia facing up, down, or on an angle like an ear climber. LOVE.

I love this lapis lazuli and sapphire necklace because it pairs with everything: jeans, high-neck dressess, even other necklaces. It's crafted in sterling silver, and the 24" length makes it great for layering. Also available in amethyst and rhodalite garnet.

Is there anything prettier than labradorite? I love this Canadian stone because it looks a little different every time it catches the light. And Lindsay created this necklace with an adjustable chain, so you can wear it as a 16" or an 18" length.

Okay Lindsay, you seriously nailed it with these labradorite, iolite, and blue topaz ear climbers. I love that they're just a little edge and are the perfect match for the necklace, or I can pair them with just about anything thanks to the blue, aqua, and green tones.

win $150 to spend on petit bijoux

Wanna win some pretty jewellery that you'll wear again and again? Let's do this! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and all entry are optional. Essentially the more you do, the better your chances of winning!

Contest is open across Canada since Petit Bijoux can be shipped from coast to coast.

Contest closes Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 11:59pm EST, and I'll announce the winner right here in this blog post the very next day. Good luck!

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