Who We Are

Owner and managing director of Port Elizabeth-based XL Bay Travel and XL Algoa Bay Travel Gillian Roffe, together with Goldsmith and Jewellery designer Marnic Tait, drew inspiration for the Bijou Exquisite Collections from the beautiful Indian Ocean Islands.


Many other travel destinations around the world further inspired the Bijou Exquisite Jewellery Collections.


The beautiful island of Mauritius was the inspiration for the Frangipani Collection. The azure seas, white sand, many hammocks and the aroma of the Frangipani flower will bring back many pleasant memories for anyone who had been to this lavish destination. The signature piece of the collection is the Frangipani Pendant that is sure to delight its owner.


A fairly new destination in the Indian Ocean Islands, Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island. The many Dhow Fishermen’s boats and the aromatic spices on the island instilled the inspiration for the Spice and Dhow collections. The latter was inspired by the ever popular Tanzanite gemstone found at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro — this is the only gemstone used in the Dhow Collection.


The Urban Chic Collection was inspired by the function and beauty of various buildings in the major capitals of the world. The intricate architecture of 18th Century buildings, to the new renewable energy buildings in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and New York brought about a collection that is bold in design. Here, the form, design and stones are the stars of the jewellery range.


This range was also designed for the businessman who travels the capitals of the world; forever searching for a souvenir to take home.


The Far East – especially Thailand – is a very popular destination for South Africans and Europeans alike. Who can forget all the statues with the intricate mosaic work which makes up a Buddha or a building? These items were the inspiration behind the Mosaic Collection. This range is designed to capture the beauty of the mosaics which would provide a lifetime of memories.


Millennial travelers often travel on tight budgets but still they want to own a unique item of jewellery which is in line with latest fashion trends.


Bijou’s works of art are also designed for young women only just starting their new jewellery collection; the one and only Vanilla Budget Collection is perfect for this cause. Beautiful designs, no fuss, no frills and various stacking rings and bangles make up this range.


The Bijouelle Collection for Her and Him range is pure indulgence. It is a collection designed for the discerning client who loves large, beautiful gemstones.


Not only do we use gemstones, we also use Argentium, which is also known as the new silver.


Capture your travel experience with an attractive souvenir from Bijou.