The story starts with Mr Tan Siang Tjien from China; a goldsmith who decided to migrate to Indonesia pre-WW2 in search of better opportunities and life. A few years later, he brought his son along and taught him the craft. The duo soon saved up enough to open up their first shop, however it was destroyed during the war. After the war, the environment stabilized and they managed to setup a chain of goldsmith shops.
The first shop was managed by the founder’s son. Years later, he decided to build a jewellery manufacturing plant in Central Java to meet the demands of the shops. The plant being closer to nature and culture enabled them to soak in its bountiful inspiration for the designs.
Today, the Wihono family boasts more than 80 years of experience, continuing the legacy of their handcrafting skills whilst keeping informed of the latest technology from casting to the finished product.
Staying true to their family business and tradition, all members play a role in the developing of the designs and running the business.
With the fourth generation currently managed by Caroline. She heads the international arm “CW Bijou”,mixing creativity and fun amidst the classic pieces that is signature to the “CW Bijou” brand.
Caroline aims to take designs to the next level with reknown Los Angeles Designer “M”.
This collaboration brings life to the jewellery industry and tickles the curiosity of the clients who are so ever loyal to CW Bijou’s creations.