Vajzë, Albanian for girl, was founded by Valentina Juncaj as a luxury jewelry line that embodies the uniqueness and individuality of women. Vajzë pieces invite women to express individuality, femininity and strength through style.
Strong, yet sparkly. Fierce, yet feminine. These words describe the pieces that Valentina personally designs for Vajzë, as well as the women who surrounded Valentina as she grew up. These were women who worked hard, took care of their families, and treated every social or family gathering as an occasion to dress up and enjoy.
Meet & shop with Valentina Juncaj of Vajzë at the Chicago Artisan Market on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Morgan MFG (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago). Discover 100+ top Chicago & Midwest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.
All the bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings are made with care here in Chicago. They begin as a sketch, then are turned into a 3D model. From there, the pieces are hand cast, and finished by hand with polishing and hand-set crystals. Each individually created piece is made of fine materials, including brass, gold plating, gold filled metal and the most brilliant, multi faceted lead-free crystals.
Whether worn solo or layered, Vajzë’s pieces invite women to express individuality, femininity and strength through style.
About the founder:
Valentina Juncaj, an American national who was born in Montenegro to Albanian parents, experienced a unique blend of cultures growing up, which inspired her to reflect on and search for the qualities that all inspiring women have in common, no matter where they’re from. Valentina has partnered with non-profit organizations to mentor and support efforts to help other women and girls in need.