Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Maggie and Cheryl, the duo behind Bluboho. Rooted out of a deep love for jewelry and a passion for travel, human connection and life, their store was born. The duo curate a mix of handcrafted fine jewelry from small studio makers around the world with a beautiful mix of precious metals and stones that successful mark milestones, celebrations and love. They’ve recently opened their third store on the Queen Street West scene and we sat down for a chat about their business and love for meaningful pieces.
How did Bluboho come to be?
We created Bluboho because of our love of beautiful and hard to find jewelry designs, and our shared passion for travel, connection and life. Jewelry is deeply meaningful and an emotional part of our story.
How do you choose your brands?
Along with our in house Bluboho line we also carry designs by some of our favorite designers. We look for designers who we connect with on every level. Their pieces are handcrafted with compelling and interesting stories. We travel and source several times a year so we can always be finding new and interesting pieces from around the world!
We heard you have some in house designers, could you tell us a little about what they offer for Bluboho.
We currently have an in-house design team who create our bluboho line, and our custom bridal collection. The exciting part of opening our Queen street location is that we were able to move the studio right into our new space. Our bluboho line features a full range of 10 & 14k gold rings, earrings, crawlers, ear jackets, bracelets and necklaces. One of my favourites is the ripple effect collection – both the ring and ear crawler have a hand hammered texture to create the illusion of soft ripples that remind us how one action or intention, no matter how small can have an impact larger than you even know.
What are some of your picks for fall’s trendy pieces?
Ear game for sure! Pairing studs with ear crawlers, ear jackets, huggies or gemstone studs create the most unique looks! I’m so inspired by what our girls in our stores are wearing right now.
You’ve seen success in your two other stores, what do you wish for in your new location?
We are so looking forward to being a part of the vibrant Queen West community! One of the special parts of this new shop is the introduction of bluboho bridal!
My two pieces I were on the daily featured here are Bluboho’s gold choker (comes in two sizes 13 and 14″) and 14k Hortense’s Flirty diamond necklace.
Bluboho, Queen Street location
350 Queen Street West Toronto, ON
Monday – Wednesday: 11am to 7pm
Thursday – Friday: 11am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm