Bijoux Birks' story began over four centuries ago, when the Birks were skilled silversmiths from Sheffield in England. Although the brand has its roots in English craftsmanship it was born in Montreal when Henry Birks established a boutique there in 1879. It became his lifelong dream and is still flourishing today. Birks was inspired by Canada's natural beauty and joie de vivre. Birks is an internationally recognized Canadian brand, renowned for its incomparable craftsmanship and quality. Our iconic blue box, Canada's most prominent designer of jewellery, gifts and timepieces, has been a proud part of Canadians lives since 1879. Birks is a Canadian family business that has been passed down through generations.