The Bow's mission and deep desire is to empower through statement jewelry inspired by heroines from history and made for the heroines of today.
Jewelry that Empowers
'My works are forms of self-expression with a raw, antique aesthetic centering on powerful women from history. The collections focus on women who broke through gender and political boundaries in a male-dominated world. Following their storyline, I strive to unify the diversity of women into one emotion of empowerment as a reminder of our past collective accomplishments to push us to achieve our goals in the present.'
'The Bow’s unique design aesthetic came from the urge to create what I wanted in my own jewelry, the rawness of the traditional techniques, and the feeling of adornment that jewelry was originally meant to have. Living in Istanbul at the time and being minutes away from the Grand Bazaar, I began taking jewelry classes to combine all the techniques I had absorbed during my work travels to create empowering pieces of art. I believe in making each piece by hand one at a time as it was made by artisans in the past.'
'Connecting jewelry with stories of women from history continued the theme I began to explore during my extensive international work travels where I forged strong friendships with women around the world. These connections always began through one of us sharing a profound experience in our lives. Our stories would connect us as women instantly, no matter our cultural background or age. My works are inspired and emotionally charged with this reminder of women’s collective connection.'
Filiz Yildiz / The Bow Designer & Founder
Each piece of The Bow is handmade in Montreal using high-quality materials and, natural gemstones knowing that like the stories they carry they will be passed on from generation to generation.
We acknowledge and thank the Canada Council of Arts for their support.