Ethically handmade jewellery inspired by the world and everything in between. Pronounced cah-ja
Born out of love for sentimental treasures, Caja takes inspiration from the beauty of travel and unknown adventures. We live for endless days of summer, warm dips in the ocean and lounging in the sun. Our pieces are designed to be versatile and worn effortlessly, with the intention to become unique heirlooms for you and your journey - wherever that may be! We hope our jewellery makes you shine bright and feel beautiful everyday.
In the beginning...
After travelling to the magical island of Bali, Founder and Designer Zoë became inspired to follow her creative dreams. Learning traditional silversmithing techniques from skilled artisans, her passion for making jewellery came to life. It began with crafting jewellery from a tiny desk in her bedroom and quickly evolved to requiring extra hands to help create her designs.
‘It all begins with daydreams of faraway places. The desire to travel has been in me for as long as I can remember. I turn those daydreams into sketches and design concepts. I then develop prototypes in my workshop, playing around with silver, tools and fire. The prototypes and sketches are then sent to my incredible production team in Bali and together we turn my ideas into beautiful handcrafted adornments. Caja is my interpretation of the world and all the beauty it has to offer. I aim to create timeless pieces of jewellery that inspire women to explore and discover, and to feel confident and beautiful everyday.’
Working from her sunny home studio in Papamoa, New Zealand, Zoë designs and handcrafts each new piece. She then works closely with a team of artisan jewellers from a small village in Bali to ethically produce her collections.