Bodika Rocks alternative jewellery
We are a small team of fine jewellers and designers who handcraft unique jewellery with an alternative twist. Based in the North West of England, on the outskirts of Manchester, we often draw upon the industrial heritage and culture of the area when creating our pieces.
Quite simply, our founders, Joe and Bex, couldn’t quite find the jewellery they wanted to wear, and so set about making it themselves. Both are skilled jewellers, with many years’ experience of designing and hand making fine jewellery for some big names. After travelling around the world, picking up new techniques and skills on the way, they decided to set up their own boutique jewellery studio… and the rest is history!
Why are we called Bodika Rocks?
This is something we’re often asked! We are named after Queen Bodika* (or Boudica/Boadicea/Boudicca), the warrior queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in around AD 60. A British folk hero – we just like her strength and no-nonsense attitude – yeah she ROCKS!
*We know it’s not spelled that way – we are amazing at creating jewellery, we are not so great at spelling…..
Where is Bodika Rocks Jewellery made?
All Bodika Rocks alternative jewellery, whether bought from our online store or custom made, is designed and handcrafted in our own boutique studio workshop in Altrincham, Cheshire UK**. We have control over every aspect of manufacture so we can offer quick turn around and high quality.
**It does have a trip out to the assay office in Birmingham for hallmarking – and findings (earrings backs, clasps and chains etc) are sometimes purchased from third parties.