“I've worn my Lovebirds Pendant everyday for the last 10 years since my husband bought it as my honeymoon gift when we visited NZ. On our 10th anniversary trip I visited the Boh Runga Jewellery Bohtique in Auckland and bought the Fantail Earrings and some other new treasures! My favourite jewellery!”
“This was definitely a purchase by me, for me! I like to think I’ve worked pretty hard this year and felt I needed a reward. I love lockets - they have a bit of weight to them, both physically and metaphorically. I have a silver locket which I’ve had for over 30 years and felt it was time to up my game, and add a gold sister. I haven’t yet added my special keepsake, but will probably be another photo of my kids. I have a few of your pieces now, and they are special purchases that always have a meaning and a memory.”
‘bao bao’ (宝 寶) means ‘precious’ or ‘treasure’ in Chinese.
When I was brand new, I didn’t have a name for the longest time.
My Malaysian Chinese mother would call me ‘bao bao’, a term of endearment many Chinese call their little ones. My Māori father liked the sound of it and decided that it was the perfect name for me. With a bit of creative spelling Bohboh became how I was known and later, Boh.
Just as my name was a gift from my parents, bohboh is for sentimental gifters and giftees with lovingly considered designs to make you both smile.
The first bohboh baby line features the popular Marigold motif from my jewellery ‘bohlaboration’ with New Zealand’s favourite mum, Anika Moa.