A Real Gem

One of my most favourite parts of being a blogger is having the opportunity to introduce you all to new brands, particularly those with a Canadian spin. With that in mind, I happily accepted the opportunity to serve as an (unpaid, as always) brand ambassador for Shop for Jayu; a fresh jewellery brand that produces well-crafted, eye-catching, on-trend pieces – all at a totally affordable price. Over the next while, I’m going to be shining the spotlight on this fab brand, particularly when they’ve got extra special new pieces rolling out. Case in point? Their new Spring Summer 14 collection debuted in Toronto at the end of January during an evening filled with fun, laughs and high style. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite picks from their line below – plus two from Shop for Jayu’s own Sally Han, Founder of Shop for Jayu.

Jayu Elsa NecklaceElsa Necklace – $48
“I feel that this piece sums up the feel of this season’s collection. Feminine and edgy. I’m personally not into pearls, but this piece I’m proud to wear.” – Sally Han, Shop for Jayu Founder
Oftentimes when I’m writing about a new brand or product, I’ll rope in a friend to have a second look at the brand I’m writing about to see what pops for them and help guide the post. Shop for Jayu’s new Spring Summer 14 line was so overwhelmingly gorgeous I had a friend of mine – also a jewellery designer – take a peek, and both of us instantly gravitated toward this stunning (and amazingly priced!) necklace of smokey and clear stones, pearls, and a muted gold chain. It’s no wonder it was one of Sally’s top picks from the new Spring Summer 14 line as well!

Jayu Atsushi
Atsushi Earrings – $28 each
Again, these earrings definitely speak to Shop for Jayu‘s overall vibe for Spring 2014 – they have a delicateness to them that channels origami thanks to the ‘folded’ lines, yet they also have a certain sharp toughness as well. What’s great about these extended studs is they’re able to help dress up something casual like a moto jacket with jeans, but would also perfectly complement (not detract) from a chic cocktail dress. If you spot any far east influences in the Shop for Jayu line, that may be because the brand works closely with Korean artisans to handcraft each piece.

Jayu Skylar BraceletSkylar Bracelets – $39 each
Another awesome part about Shop for Jayu? They cover the gamut of jewellery. Whether you’re into necklaces, bracelets, earrings or rings – they’ve got you covered, often with coordinating pieces so you can mix and match to your heart’s content. I was drawn to these triangle contrast bracelets for a few reasons. One, they manage to be both neutral enough to work with any outfit yet stand out enough that you’ll definitely have folks grabbing your wrist and asking, “Where did you get that?” Two, they’re strung together with a flexible yet sturdy elastic wire, meaning no fears about it being too tight or too loose on your wrist – you’ll get a perfect fit. Finally, they can be paired (but don’t have to be) with many of the pieces in this season’s collection. Case in point? Check out the Greta necklace for a perfect pairing.

Jayu SageSage Necklace – $70 & Bracelet – $59
Shop for Jayu regularly takes a motif from one piece and applies it to different pieces. The result is you can pair the pieces for a totally coordinated look, or if you really love how a design looks on a necklace, can apply it to another piece to wear with other outfits, so you’re not repeating the same accessory. Or if you love a look but aren’t a necklace wearer – rest assured, it’s often replicated in some other form. Such is the case with these slightly art deco-inspired pieces. A bold splash of emerald green is set off by elegant beading and edgy metal chains – again making that perfect balance of hard meets soft.

Jayu Diamond RingDiamond Ring – $15 each
How cute are these as either a bridesmaid gift or a play on the idea of a ‘promise ring’ for your sweetheart? Shop for Jayu has a pretty extensive line of playful, simple rings for under $20, making them an ideal pick if you’re shopping for someone that loves to stack her gems or mix and match them from day-to-day. Like most pieces, these faux ‘diamonds’ come in two different finishes so whether you’re a silver or gold girl (or want ’em both) you can be sure to find something that’ll complement your existing accessories wardrobe. As an important aside, have I mentioned shipping is free in North America? So stock up ladies!

Jayu RoyalsRoyals Necklace – $125
The name says it all. You feel like a queen when wearing this design. High quality piece with an affordable price.” – Sally Han, Shop for Jayu Founder
Although the bulk of Shop for Jayu‘s pieces clock in at under $60, a handful of them tip over into slightly pricier territory – but for good reason. When serious bling and an extra bit of craftmanship is in play, trust me, it’s worth the price. This spectacular necklace is truly designed to make a statement – and yet the neutral colouring makes it easy to work into your wardrobe and complement everything from a basic white button-down shirt to your favourite little black dress. A worthy ‘ask’ for Valentine’s Day, am I right?

And with that, I hope you’ve enjoyed your first thorough glimpse of Shop for Jayu. This fabulous brand, as I mentioned, offers free North American shipping and is committed to producing on-trend, high quality pieces at a price you can afford whenever your accessories rack is in need of a little refreshing.

Also I’ve got some fab news! I’m giving away not one, but two $50 gift codes. If you’d like to be shopping your way through Shop for Jayu‘s site, check out how you can enter below:

1) Visit Shop for Jayu’s ‘Fresh Batch’ section of their site to peruse their Spring 2014 collection. Pick your favourite piece, and leave a link to it in the comments below. You’ve got until February 26, 2014 to do so!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around February 27, 2014 to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Like Shop for Jayu on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall with the name of your favourite piece from their Spring Summer 2014 collection. Hint: their product names are to the left of the image when you click on any individual product. Leave a link back to your Facebook comment below to earn yourself one bonus entry.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Shop for Jayu on Twitter and tag them in a Tweet (and me @cdngiftguide) with an image of your favourite piece from their Spring Summer 2014 collection. Leave a link back to your Tweet below to earn yourself one bonus entry.

94 Responses to “A Real Gem”
  1. Katie says:

    This is my favourite of the Spring collection.. http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/lola.html#.UvoQ9_aZ4hQ

  2. Joan G says:

    I love the style and contrasting colours on the Skylar Gold Bracelet


  3. Ashley says:


    I think this ring is slightly cheeky since it imitates a giant rock 🙂

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    I love this necklace! It’s the definition of “statement”:

  5. Victoria Ess says:

  6. Lisa S says:

    I like the silver reef ring.. simple but elegant.. http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/reef-ring-silver.html#.UvpyMbSFnaM

  7. Julie G. says:

    This is cool: shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/imani-necklace.html#.UvrGufZ0FaU

  8. Louise says:

    I Like Shop for Jayu on Facebook and left them a comment – fb name Louise gilbert

  9. Louise says:

    I follow Shop for Jayu on Twitter and tag them in a Tweet -twitter name @wildcardacehigh https://twitter.com/wildcardacehigh/status/433463308994109441

  10. i love the bracelets they go with everything thanks for the giveaway

  11. I really love the JU389SLV, they’re so gorgeous and are delicate and eye-catching

  12. Pam says:

    Beautiful sparkly necklaces.

  13. andrea4444 says:

    I love her stuff and the website! I really like this bracelet:


  14. mcmc says:


    these Skylar bracelets are so pretty… love the colors.

  15. Andrea says:

    How fabulous is THIS!?! http://shopforjayu.com/necklaces/valentina.html#.Uvzx7JWPLIU
    Please & Thank-you:) XO

  16. thomas rusinak says:

    simplicity in jewelty is the answer

  17. joyce s. says:

    This necklace would really add something to any outfit.

  18. Edmond says:

    My favourite of the Spring collection.. http://shopforjayu.com/fresh. 2 fingers snap, girlfriends.Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. 😦 Starving artist here desperately needs the prize to have fun, feel alive & inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  19. I love this Necklace, I think that it’s gorgeous in both silver and gold tone


  20. Marlene says:

    U421BRZ Ring http://shopforjayu.com/rings/reef-ring-bronze.html#.UwEMCvldWuI
    Would match a necklace i have
    I like the ring very much!

  21. Emilia says:

  22. Alison K says:

    Visited Shop for Jayu’s ‘Fresh Batch’ section of their site to peruse their Spring 2014 collection & picked my favourite piece which would be their “Jayden White” http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/jayden-white.html#.UwGsp4WWOM8 … think it’s a bracelet but they don’t actually have any descriptions on most of their items.

    Bonus Entry #2: Followed Shop for Jayu on Twitter and tagged them & you in a Tweet https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/435306197390880768

  23. Jessica says:

    This site is DANGEROUS to my wallet. Damn! http://shopforjayu.com/earrings/edgy-hearts-gold.html

  24. Sherry K says:

  25. Quinn says:

    There’s just something about this one: http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/mikayla.html

  26. prim says:

    This is so pretty it’s going on my birthday wish list: http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/kaydence-gold.html

  27. Wanda Washington says:

    http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/brooklynn-black.html This reminds me of a crown. Royals indeed!

  28. Sarah says:

    I love vintage brass and this is so simple and pretty http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/aspen.html#.UwpTJvY8E_c

  29. Tobey says:

    Gems ahoy! My gf would love this one I think http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/quinn.html

  30. Hannah says:

    I can see why this one was the owner’s fave: http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/royals.html

  31. Angela Mitchell says:

    This is my favourite necklace: http://shopforjayu.com/necklaces/lyric.html

  32. Francine says:

    So hard to choose just one – but I think this is my fave! http://shopforjayu.com/fresh-batch/sage-necklace.html#.Uw299fldVn8

  33. Angela says:

    I loveee the tiger ring! Thanks for introducing this brand to us, the designs are right up my alley!


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