Thursday, February 2, 2023
CLOSE
 
African American Jewelry Designers —It’s In The Soulful Details
By Margrira, Contributing Writer
Published October 27, 2022

We Dream In Color jewelry (Courtesy photo)

Mother Africa is known for the quality and beauty of her jewelry that’s crafted by tribes throughout the continent. That includes pendants, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and other types of tribal African jewelry. Africa is the birthplace of human and mankind civilization so it should not surprise anyone that people made and wore jewelry dating back to 40,000 years ago. In fact, the oldest African jewelry to date was discovered, in 2004, in the Blombos cave on the southern tip of South Africa.

Fast-forward circa 2022. In searching for up-and-coming African American contemporary jewelry designers who have historically been underrepresented in the fine jewelry industry. Facts are facts and to break barriers to accessibility is the first step to making meaningful change.

Related Stories

ADVERTISEMENT

Pat Prescott Retires from Los Angeles’ KTWV-FM  94.7 The Wave

Mother-Daughter Duo Releases Debut Book “Dancing on the Moon”

In an effort to amplify African-American voices in the jewelry industry, shoppers must first know that they exist.

L’Enchateur gold studs (Courtesy photo)

Here are a few African American-owned and designed jewelry brands to know, fall in love with, and shop.

We Dream in Colour Jade Gedeon, the creative brains behind the brand creates oversized necklaces and technicolor earrings. https://wedreamincolour.com/

L’Enchateur is created by identical twins Dynasty and Soul Ogun and their pieces are inspired by science, religion, fairy tales, magic, and mythology. https://www.lenchanteur.co/jewels

YAM’s handmade piece (Courtesy photo)

YAM is named after founder Morgan Thomas’s mother, Yam. Her handmade pieces are nostalgia-driven and available in gold-plated metals adorned with playful charms. https://www.yamnyc.com/

Oma the Label jewelry (Courtesy photo)

Oma the Label is made for the gold lover with this brand excelling at modernizing classic chains, rings, and even body jewelry.  https://omathelabel.com/

Dominique Reneé piece (Courtesy photo)

Dominique Reneé is a nail artist turned jewelry designer who creates spirited jewelry with a playful tone. https://dominiquerenee.com/

 

ADVERTISEMENT
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags: | | | | | | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
90 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.
SEARCH:    

Daily Brief

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

 
© 2023 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »