About JJ Caprices

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the
wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.
—John Hope Franklin



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Hello and Welcome! I’m Jen, the “JJ” of JJ Caprices, and I’m so happy you stopped by!

So, if I’m JJ, what are the “caprices,” you might ask? Caprices, or whims, are any flights of fancy that one holds dear. The caprice that sings loudest to my soul is the call to explore foreign lands and exotic locales. And as it turns out, the harmony to this tune is collecting delightful treasures along the way! I am tickled to share with you my love of both.

Travel for me has always been about discovery and surprises. Our world is so vibrant. It is filled with culture, art, and people that inspire, dazzle, and captivate. At JJ Caprices I showcase extraordinary jewelry and home creations that I have discovered during my wanderings. Whether it is an intricately beaded necklace and earrings or brightly-painted ceramic dish, every item presented is created by an artist whose craftsmanship, creativity, or story impressed and surprised me. Some items will be one-of-a-kind jewels, others will be from collections. All are handmade and all are carefully hand-selected by me. JJ Caprices is your one-stop destination for the gifts that our world has to offer.

I have chosen each piece with the hopes that it will enchant and inspire you as much as it did me. I have also included many tales throughout the site — tales about the artists, the countries, or how I may have stumbled upon an object in a Bhutanese or Parisian market. These stories will give each item a heartbeat and share the uniqueness of the place it comes from and its creator. Think of JJ Caprices as a destination vacation from the comfort of your living room!

I buy in small quantities and a lot of my finds are one-of-a-kind. You can be sure that you will be the stand-out in any crowd wearing your favorite jewels from the shop (or adorning your home with any one of the special pieces). In fact, you may find it a bit exhausting how often you are asked where you found such a stunning creation!

Thank you for stopping in! I look forward to you coming here often to discover, to dream about different corners of the globe, to remember favorite moments in a distant land … and, of course, to indulge in a few caprices of your own!