About


The Brand

 

m.b.l.e. (marijke bouchier limited editions) is an impish brand of limited-edition contemporary jewellery.  Combining vintage and contemporary materials to create modern and extremely wearable costume jewellery designs.  Every item is hand-crafted by designer Marijke Bouchier, and produced in limited edition series.


The M.B. in m.b.l.e.

 

Marijke Bouchier grew up in New Zealand and began making jewellery in 2002.  In 2007 she relocated to Montreal to complete her masters degree in visual arts, and since then she has divided her creative time between her art practice and her love of fashion and accessory design.  Creatively restless, she is constantly designing new pieces, and loves to get lost in the materials.


Materials & Production

m.b.l.e. combines vintage and contemporary materials to create modern jewellery designs.  All of the materials used are excellent quality but do often wear the patina of their age and past. Please be aware: as many of the materials used by m.b.l.e. are vintage - dating back to the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's - jewellery pieces may display subtle tarnishing. Where possible such tarnishes are removed, but as overly vigorous cleaning can compromise some metals plating and finishes we find it best to celebrate these imperfections and enjoy the nostalgia of it all.  These materials include, but are not limited to, gold-plated brass, pure brass, copper, stainless steel, aluminium, non-precious and semi-precious gemstones, bone, glass, and plastic. People with metal allergies are advised that m.b.l.e. cannot be held responsible for any allergic reactions as the materials used in these designs are not precious metals nor guaranteed as hypo-allergenic.

Customer satisfaction is a top priority.  All jewellery is made by hand and with great care.  If you have any custom alterations you would like made to existing designs we will our best to meet them.  Custom alterations may incur additional fees to be added to the advertised price.  Email marijke@marijkebouchier.com with your requests or inquiries.  All sales on customised items are final.


Cleaning & Care

Be kind to your jewellery.  The kinder you are the longer it will last!  Items are best cleaned with the gentle use of a chemically infused polishing cloth.  To avoid tarnishing it is strongly advised that all jewellery is kept well away from water and other liquids.  Items should not be worn while showering or exercising.  And when you are not wearing it, try to keep jewellery items in a clean dry place.  If you decide to try any wet cleaners such as Brasso, be sure to go gently as this can sometimes remove the gold colour from plated metals, and be sure to rinse and dry the items thoroughly when you are done to avoid them re-tarnishing.

Please be aware: Over time and with wear it is normal for metals to darken or change color due to oxidization and/or because of the acids and oils in our skin.  With pure metals (i.e.. brass) it is usually possible to bring back the original bright shine, but with plated metals it is not always possible to bring back the original colour, and it's best to embrace the new tone and patina.


Returns & Repairs

 

If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase it can be returned with proof of purchase for a credit only, less shipping costs - so please shop carefully.  Returns must be made within 10 days from the receipt of goods, returns made after 10 days will not be accepted.  m.b.l.e. is not responsible for any shipping costs incurred during the return of goods.  Any purchases made online must be returned to m.b.l.e. directly.  We are unable to accept returns of any item/s purchased at a retail store.  All sales on customised items are final.  Inquiries regarding repairs can be directed to marijke@marijkebouchier.com.  We are happy to make reasonable repairs on items for up to one year from the date of purchase (proof of purchase is required).  We reserve the right to deny unreasonable repairs, returns, and exchanges.
For your own protection please use a well padded box or envelope and a traceable carrier when returning items for repair or exchange, as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged during return shipping.

Sale items: All sale items are final sale.


Shipping & Taxes

Get FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world with purchases of $200CAD or more, with Promo Code FREESHIP.

Within Canada: All domestic orders will be shipped via Canada Post and incur a standard $7 shipping fee.  

Canadian customers will have GST added to their orders. Customers who live in harmonized sales tax (HST) participating provinces (British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Ontario) will have HST added to their orders.

United States: Orders will be shipped via Canada Post and incur a standard $15 shipping fee.

International: Orders will be shipped via Canada Post and incur a standard $35 shipping fee.

USA and other International customers are responsible for their own country/state sales taxes. They will not be added to your orders. 


Privacy Policy

All customer information is treated seriously and with complete respect to your privacy.


Contact

marijke@marijkebouchier.com


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