KV BIJOU began in 2009 when Kelsey Vanderhorst left a full-time career to design a unique and personal jewellery collection. As an artist, she was never satisfied with mass produced items, rarely finding pieces that matched her taste. Since she was regularly asked where she purchased her own designs, Kelsey opened KV BIJOU to marked success. Her company name reflects the vision of her business by connecting her initials, KV, and the French word for a small, exquisite trinket, bijou.
She designs each piece from her mountain studio in Abbotsford BC, Canada. Kelsey's designs are timeless, modern and bold, partly inspired by the beautiful forests and ocean of British Columbia. Through her innovation and unique skills, Kelsey has created a prominent and outstanding worldwide reputation for KV BIJOU. Her collection links together by vibrantly fusing sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones and demonstrates the highest quality of craftsmanship. In acknowledgement of her superb skill and ability, Kelsey was recently awarded the 2010 Eric Vanderham Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Shortly after the start of KV BIJOU, supermodel Sessilee Lopez was spotted wearing original KV BIJOU pieces at New York Fashion Week, landing KV BIJOU jewellery spots in Flare, Allure, The New York Post and on Fashion TV.
Following that success, KV BIJOU was handpicked to provide jewellery at the Canadian Country Music Awards and The Sundance Film Festival Celebrity Gift Lounge, resulting in international exposure of its unique items on Access Hollywood, CMT's Meet the Wilsons and Extreme Home Makeover Edition. At the same time, KV BIJOU was also highlighted in print publications such as The New York Times, Us Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, Look Magazine, The New York Daily, Crave Vancouver, The Vancouver Sun, TLC Magazine and on the red carpet at the America Music Awards.
Most recently, KV BIJOU was responsible for a majority of the jewellery worn by Ali Fedotowsky on the sixth season of ABC's The Bachelorette and was featured on Ashley Herbert during the seventh season. KV BIJOU jewellery is regularly spotted on shows such as: Hart of Dixie, 90210, Pretty Little Liars, Dancing with The Stars and Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
KV BIJOU‚Äôs work has also been noticed internationally and by other celebrity clientele like: Kourtney Kardashian, Helen Hunt, Reba McEntire, Jillian Harris, Audrina Patridge, Martina McBride, Kortney Wilson, Terri Clark, Shar Jackson, Anna Sopha Robb, Dawn Chubai, Fiona Forbes, Jenni Pulos and Kaycee Stroh.