Jinja Jewelry’s Global Surf Expo Appearance

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Energetic. Alive. Surf Expo, one of the largest global trade shows of the year.

In the heart of Orlando, Florida, all of the top watersports and beach lifestyle trends collide into one state-of-the-art trade show. Representing over 51 countries with more than 2,300 booths, Surf Expo is one of the largest, innovative events of the year.

Jinja Jewelry will be there, and we plan to take over. So come see us! Our booth number is 2841.

Click here to visit Surf Expo’s site.

Christmas Sterling Silver Jewelry Collection

Fa-la-lala. Christmas is here….and guess what? So are we!christmas jewelry jinja

Our Christmas collection is climbing straight up the tree this season! Get it? The Jinja team has master-minded a mixture of elegance and innovation into this year’s top-of-the-line holiday trends.

We’re kicking off our first Christmas collection with a classy mother-of-pearl set of earrings that go far beyond expectations. These hand-crafted shell earrings have been detailed with
intricate, sterling silver artistry work. Each twist and turn of the sterling silver design was carefully placed by one of Bali’s most talented silversmiths, as well as a close friend of ours. Not only do we consider this a fashion statement all on its own, this mother-of-pearl set is perfect for throwing an eloquent splash of style into any outfit. You can find these earrings here.

Crafted from recycled coral off the beaches of Java, Indonesia, our next necklace is certainly one you want to hear about. Our coral designs are delicately placed in a sterling silver base after going through Jinja’s unique process of transforming beached coral into designer pieces of jewelry. Who else can say they’re wearing both Christmas colors and the very essence of the beach itself? You can find this necklace here.

Stay tuned for more seasonal specials through our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as we dive into the holiday festivities right along with you.

Red Coral Sterling Silver Ring: Designer’s Pick

red coral sterling silver ringAs we hope you all have been waiting for, our first ring of the week is here (and in need of some jewelry-loving attention)! What better way to kick off the celebration with a statement piece that showcases one of Jinja’s most-unique products? That’s right, hand-made coral jewelry. Our immense love for travel, the beach, and fashion has motivated us to seek out a one of a kind process to recycle coral into premier embellishment.

This red coral and sterling silver ring is proof of Jinja’s ability to incorporate the tropical essence of the beach into a modern, silver design. What began as hundreds of tiny creatures creating stone-like homes off the shores of Java, Indonesia, is now a wear-able and eco-friendly addition to your outfit. These ancient creatures we speak of are often referred to as the “rainforest of the sea”; or in other words, the culprit of those vibrant coral reefs we can all adore. Eventually, pieces of that coral reef tend to break off, and begin to pile on the jinja coral jewelrybeaches over time. Nature’s majestic creativity inspires the hands of Jinja to re-purpose the scrap coral into uniquely designed pieces of jewelry. The coral is chiseled by hand, dyed, and coated in a resin base to form glossy coral beads that beautifully captivate the organic essence of their origin.  The coral beads are then integrated into sterling silver designs by skilled silversmiths.

…and TA-DA! You are now left with one decision to ask yourself. “Am I worthy of such a unique piece of jewelry with
character?” The answer is yes. You can find the ring here!

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Jinja’s Store Spotlight: Aunique Boutique

Our unique jewelry now showcased at Aunique Boutique

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There’s nothing more exciting than introducing our newest member to the Jinja Family. Spot on with fashion, Aunique Boutique’s motto runs parallel with what Jinja Jewelry strives to offer to the world. Jinja’s unique jewelry statements blend perfectly in the boutique’s charming and original atmosphere. Of course, to every business, there will always be a story of adventure and discovery to follow.

a unique boutique jinjaIt all started on a northeastern island in the Caribbean. Saint Martin is a top destination for tourists from all corners of the earth, but to Laurie and G specifically, it is an avenue for friendship and joy. Just behind the harmonious rhythms of sun-kissed waves and vibrant drum tempos, one would likely find the couple lounging about.  Completely smitten by this Dutch and French influenced island, Laurie and G quickly became frequent beach goers. The two’s spark for adventure (and many, many trips to Saint Martin) soon led to treasured friendships formed with the locals. Their profound passion for travel and a beachy atmosphere was too consuming to contain. The Johnston’s have gracefully channeled their adoration for Caribbean culture and international discovery into a fashion venue known as Aunique Boutique. Due to Saint Martin’s French influence, glimpses of France can be seen in each designer piece Aunique Boutique offers. As their friendships over national borders continue to grow, the two are constantly finding opportunities to represent breath-taking artists from all over the world in their store. unique boutique jinjaAunique Boutique takes pride in the individuality of their clothing and accessories.  Jinja Jewelry is honored to be included in the business’s originality as they feature our unique jewelry pieces in their chic and fashion-savvy vibe. One thing is for sure, Aunique Boutique stays true to its name!

Please visit Laurie and combine fashionable French clothing with beautiful Balinese coral and silver jewelry.

Ringing in the Summer

ring in the season with ringsWe are very literally ringing in these last summer days.

I’m sure you can guess what with. However, if you’re not picking up on our cheesy pun (It’s ok, just go with it), then allow me to be slightly blunter. There will be lots and lots of rings involved. If you listen closely, you can already hear the sterling silver ringing. Okay okay, enough with the corny jokes. Promise.

On a more serious note, Jinja Jewelry is proud to get a little ring-crazy. Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing our favorite ring designs with the chance of a discount code here and there. It’s okay to be honest, we know you’re mainly here for the code.  Our premier jewelry line handcrafts Balinese and Western flares into intricate, sterling silver rings that don’t disappoint. Not only are we confident in the quality of our jewelry, but we delight in sharing a keepsake of the values and memories we hold close.

The Jinja Family’s love for international travel has resulted in new friends and family throughout the years. Our hearts quickly found a home amongst the Balinese people. Ever since first being surrounded by Bali’s vibrant greenery, we were immediately smitten with the rich culture and artisanship of the country. Thanks to friendships, family, and some of the most-talented silversmiths in Bali, we have transformed that appreciation into a love-based jewelry expedition. We strive to introduce more and more fashionistas to the mystic inspirations of Bali that can be found in each of our pieces. Just with one ring, we’ve made it possible to experience both the wonders of Bali and the joys of the Western world. That’s without the very long plane ride required, I must add.

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Women of Jinja Jewelry

Wo·man /ˈwo͝omən/: A fierce and powerful being that gracefully embodies the notion of beauty.


Here at Jinja we strive to add to that same empowerment that a woman naturally possesses. We believe all women, regardless of cultural, social, or economic differences, hold the right to stay fierce in their own mind, body, and soul.  Of course—where boldness is called upon, so are we. Our striking blue, red, and green coral colors reflect the radiating spirit of the women of Jinja. These women call all different corners of the globe home, and are undeniably the spirit of our business. Without the minds of these special few, the world would be a few pieces short of jewelry.

Before we bid adieu, allow us to introduce.


Elaine Helmig, the founder and heart of Jinja, is constantly reminding us all of the true inspiration behind our mission. “People Helping People.” With her passion for service and constant display of love, Elaine teaches us all how to be a remarkable leader, friend, role-model, and of course, expert in all things jewelry. Elaine’s inevitable awe towards adventure, culture, and diversity has expanded the boundaries of Jinja Jewelry further than any of us anticipated.


Premier seller of Jinja Jewelry and raging fashionista, there is no doubt that Sandy Chapman functions with a little Jinja morale. Her strong advocacy for the Humane Society and step towards the frontlines of fashion inspires small businesses to pursue their ambition. Experience Jinja and whole, whole lot of trend-savvy essentials at Sandy’s boutique, Elegantz, found on 315 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.



Deris, a close friend of Jinja, can be seen above as she gracefully sports one of our new, elegant necklace designs for this season! The contemporary pattern of the silverwork is complimented with the addition of red coral to cultivate a poised yet charming look. Deris effortlessly nailed the piece by incorporating matching rings, earrings, and a bracelet. Despite rocking the Jinja style completely, Deris has a little more exciting news to share. The Jinja Family recently spent a month in Bali to celebrate family, friendship, and the proclamation of love between Deris and one of Jinja’s silversmiths, Octa. To learn more about the wedding and our Bali adventure, visit and like us on Facebook.


Joy Daniels is the soul behind Jinja Jewelry, and a lifelong friend of the Helmigs. Australian born Joy met Don and Elaine in Bali where the three became members of a large and extended family – the Jinja Jewelry family. In her spare time Joy enjoys designing unique pieces of Jinja jewelry as well as mentoring her friends – the Balinese Jinja Team – in creating new jewelry designs.


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