Vanuatu Bijouterie Creative Vanuatu Fine Design Jewellers. Discover. Vanuatu Bijouterie is a World-Class Fine Design Artisan Jewellery Atelier and Shop that is locally owned and locally operated business. Caring, gorgeous, eco-friendly and sustainable. Established in 1971 in then colonial New-Hebrides. Vanuatu Bijouterie’s team of talented jewellery artisans source unique and exclusive local products to be processed with Precious Metals, Tahitian Pearls, Gem stones & other exotic elements.
The result is the Vanuatu Bijouterie masterpieces that reflects the Maison’s passion to combine the Melanesian traditional art lines with the art of fine jewellery.
Let’s Talk About Vanuatu Boar Tusk
The full circled tusk is unique to the Melanesian culture and are cultivated almost exclusively in the islands of Vanuatu.
In the Melanesian culture, boars grown for tusks play a very important role in the lives of the local people.
They are a token of wealth and status and being used as essential currency in the traditional life.
The tusks are grown on the local domesticated boars, called “Tusker” boars, those boars are highly prized and in Melanesia’s culture, were seen as equal to men and valued above women. It takes 8-20 years or more of cultivating the boar to achieve full circled tusks.
Each Tusk Jewellery created by Vanuatu Bijouterie is the result of dozens of hours of careful work and meticulous precision.
Mounted with pearls, gemstones and precious metals, bejeweled tusks are Vanuatu Bijouterie’s cultural pride.
Vanuatu Bijouterie presented (on behalf of the Vanuatu Government) Tusk jewellery to Princess Diana, Prince of Wales, Prince Charles & Michelle Obama.
With nearly 100 years of combined experience our all Ni-Vanuatu team of artisan jewelers hand craft each item from A-Z, from the design through the alloying and shaping of precious metals ending with a luxurious piece of jewellery.
Vanuatu Bijouterie source from the local communities shells, local stones, bones, wood carvings and most importantly the semi and full circle boar tusks.
Supporting local communities
When you purchase from Vanuatu Bijouterie part of the purchase price reach the furthest communities. Traditionally, the value of the tusker boar only lasts while the boar is alive. Gifting a tusker boar means gifting endless hours of caring and nourishing the boar, the longer the tusks the higher the value.
After the boar’s death the tusks are removed and used as a traditional currency for payment of community dues, school fees etc. Vanuatu Bijouterie is sourcing its tusks, stones, shells, wood and other exotic raw materials from the remote island communities that welcome the cash to pay for education & supplement their traditional economy.
Vanuatu Bijouterie is 100% owned & operated by Ni-Vanuatu and is a long time supporter of the Kiwanis and other charity organisations.
Where to Find them when in Vanuatu, South Pacific
Visit Vanuatu Bijouterie’s Walk-in Shop in town and at their Jewellery Factory Shop at Number 2 area, Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific. Visit their website here.
Make a Difference!
Rest assured that for every luxurious product that you purchase – you are making a huge impact on lives of every Ni-Vanuatu involved in creating your fabulous purchase.
Visit our Dedicated Vanuatu Bijouterie Shop Online here. Admire and Feast on their Stunning Artisan Fine Design Jewellery, 100% Handmade, 100% Vanuatu Made.