3 Bali Facts to Pack Your Bags for You

  1. Bali facts that’ll give you the vacation trembles.

Home to a little over 4 million, Bali, Indonesia has charmed the hearts of tourists and natives alike! The Indonesian island is embellished with volcanos, beaches, coral reefs, flourishing greenery, and a whole lot of culture. It’s not an over-statement to say that you’ll absolutely swoon over these Bali facts.


Bali temple picture


  1. Bali didn’t receive its nickname, “The Land of the Gods”, due to coincidence. Temples have claimed a large portion of the land, including Tanah Lot Temple and Taman Ayun.  These ancient structures are the core of religion and spirituality for the Balinese people. Immersed in the exotic nature of Bali, the temples are visually stunning as they rest amidst some of the most captivating scenery on the island.



2. We all love a warm, caffeinated cup of coffee early in the morning to balance out our need to get back in bed. As they say, “But first…coffee.”  This routine is present all around the world. However, Bali has something a little special to offer on the topic, and perhaps with a furry third-party involved also. Kope Luwak, one of the most-expensive and rarest coffee types around the world, can be found here. This coffee is, well, an interesting process. The cat-like creature, Asian Palm Civet, is known for its selective diet that includes eating only the ripest coffee cherries. Here is where it gets a little crazy: Ironically, the palm civet can’t properly digest the coffee beans within the cherries. As the beans move through the animal’s system, a unique fermentation occurs, leaving the beloved Kopi Luwak flavor to be harvested from the creature’s droppings.

Bali picture volcano


3. A major source for other countries, every spice that could come to mind is flourishing right in the backyards of those living on the island.  The finest herbs and spices has made a home out of the thriving greenery in Bali. Tourists from all corners of the globe visit the “Island of the Gods” for the many, many spices worthy of the gods.


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Summer Trends with a Jinja Twist

Summer trends are alive and well.

The readiness of summer is one that none of us can deny. Even more steadily, summer trends are on the move. Suddenly, the layers and layers of fleece jackets peel away as the sun introduces itself yet again. Our winter time blues are put in the spotlight as the season begins to awake. The liveliness and outdoor adventures of the hot months is what we adore, but occasionally we all need a little boost to get rolling. But wait—not to worry! Jinja is here. Whether the arrival of the new season has slapped you in the face or you’re girl-scout ready, there are certainly some must-haves for your jewelry box this summer!
blue coral pendant summer trends jinja


Wrapped in intricate sterling silver with a fun swirl design, this pendant nearly speaks for itself. The piece features shaped coral that has been gathered off the shores of Java, Indonesia. The coral is then manipulated and polished to form a charming pattern while also continuing to stay true to its beachy nature. In other words, this pendant is a direct reflection of the place we would all rather be: the beach. Find the pendant here.


turquoise bracelet summer trends The turquoise takeover. As the summer trends begin to settle in, every fashionista in a 50-mile radius will undoubtedly admit to the power of turquoise. Its bright, but soft hues are perfect for adding a spark of vibrancy to any outfit. From white to yellow, brown to pastels, this color is one that does not harvest disappointment. Of course, Jinja is raving over it just as much. Trust me, we don’t hold back. The Jinja Team has incorporated turquoise in one of our best-seller, stainless-steel twist bracelets. Perfect for summer-time shenanigans, the twist bracelet is nearly invincible as its fluid design leaves tons of room for play and movement. The bracelet is a one-size-fit-all that can be worn in any way that creativity strikes. Find the bracelet here.

red coral necklace jinja


Many associate red with fall and Christmas celebrations. However, we are all about testing the boundaries of fashion by being fierce in color. The added white beads open an entire new side to the dark stereotype behind the use of red. This necklace can be worn with grace as an accessory that brightens the style of any outfit.  Find the necklace here.


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Beauty and the Beach

The Be1auty of the Beach

To many past generations, it was considered to be the ends of the earth. The salt-filled breeze. The cool grains of sand. The consistent sound of rolling waves in the background. To generations today, the beach is still celebrated for the nature of its mystic deviance. It is the one place where the elements of land and water finally come together in motion. Whether it be the east coast or west, your shore or ours, the enchanting feel of the beach remains constant across the globe.  As we hand-pick each beached piece of coral off the shorelines of Java, Indonesia, we are reminded of this very concept. Despite the many worldly things that divide humanity, it is love, friendship, and a whole, whole lot of joys by the ocean that bring us together. The coral pieces are sculpted and assembled to form designer jewelry that not only reflects beauty, but also the many keepsakes associated with the beach.  Our Balinese-inspired designs are topped with a western twist as we bring the vibrant essence of Bali’s coast to our home here at Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Jinja On Zeus TV


Jinja-zeus-headerHere at Jinja we uplift all the heart-warming diversities across culture, adventure, and friendship. We will continue to expand as we step onto the front lines of technology by diving into the power of media through a collaboration with Zeus TV.   Zeus TV is an ingenious tool that tests the boundaries of innovation. The company strives to utilize video as an anchor for small business in the vast, crowded realm of the internet. With grace, the business has successfully portrayed the spirit of Jinja during their review and shopping recommendation. We are thrilled to announce a exclusive video of all-things Jinja in the making.

Glimpse into Our Balinese Villa

villa in Bali

Our Balinese Villa

From our very first glance at the botanical gardens and tropical views, we have been undoubtedly smitten with our Balinese villa. Santa Mandala is a villa and spa that rests just outside the artsy town of Ubud, and beautifully cultivates a home- away-from-home for those seeking travel in Bali. The villa reflects the mystic aesthetic of nature with a luxurious twist as it blossoms in Balinese culture.  The Jinja Family found ourselves with a bit of inner conflict at the thought of leaving such hospitable paradise!

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The Jinja Experience: Balinese Temples

The only way for the Jinja Family to truly appreciate the soul of Bali would be to visit a few out of the many famous Balinese temples. With each visit, we found ourselves in awe of how the spiritual balance between religion and architecture was so delicately woven into the exotic landscape of Bali. It would nearly be a crime for us not to share the breathtaking pictures and history of these temples!

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah lot temple Bali

As each wave breaks over the rock that supports one of the most sacred Balinese temples, one cannot help but recall the name of Dang Hyang Dwijendra, an endeared religious figure of Hindu teachings. His relation with the temple first began in the 15th century, where his religious calling soon led him to spend much of his meditative thoughts and prayers atop a bird-shaped rock. As his beliefs radiated through him, Dang Hyang Dwijendra’s teachings and spiritual consciousness soon began pouring over into a local village. As more and more villagers took up their profound religion and became disciples, they began venturing out of their homes one by one. In an attempt to prevent any further citizens from converting, the leader of the village quickly asked Dang Hyang Dwijendra to leave. It is believed that instead of abandoning the area, he simply tuned into the power fueled by his religious connection, and moved his meditation rock just passed the coast of the shoreline and into the sea.

Tanah Lot Temple, which rests atop the bird-shaped rock, still exists today, and continues to embody the same spiritual essence Dang Hyang Dwijendra dedicated his life to representing.


Taman Ayun Temple

Taman Ayun Temple Bali

Surviving since 1634, Taman Ayun Temple sits just North of Denpasar City, Bali. The temple uplifts the intricate architectural and religious values of the first Mengwi King and his people.  Serving as a manifestation of Hindu gods, the temple offers a destination for locals to worship and broaden their spiritual awareness. Taman Ayun Temple, to this day, remains as a holy and historical symbol, immersed in gardens, oases, and the mystic wonders of Bali.


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