Diamonds, darling! Or rhinestones whatever works. Here's a list of 10 jewelry collections from Black-owned designers that should absolutely shop and add to your personal collection right now. #DiversifyYourCloset
1. ADORE ADORN
Adore Adorn is beautifully crafted and each piece holds a unique story behind it. The jewels are made with love in NYC. The Lily ring, named after designer Sasha's Grandmother, is a Mae Jones personal favorite. Click on the link below and fall in love with on of their statement and keepsake pieces.
Jameel Mohammed founded Khiry in 2016. The brands first offering is a collection of polished and sculptural DEMI - FINE jewelry, in gold vermeil and sterling silver. Sleek forms evoke themes throughout the african diaspora, Embellished with natural materials including semi precious stones and handwoven leather. Khiry has been worn by Michelle Obama, Yara Shahidi, Solange Knowles, Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, and others.
3. WE DREAM IN COLOUR
We Dream in Colour specializes in handmade, one-of-a-kind adornments. Founded in 2020 by Jade Gedeon, the collection re imagines the classics all while taking steps to minimize the brands environmental impact on the world and operate in a socially conscious way.
Established in 2012, BYCHARI is a reflection of designer Chari Cuthbert's approach to life and style. Effortless, unique and modern, each handmade piece is designed for women who appreciate simplicity but demand luxury–– just as she does
5. MATEO NEW YORK
The Mateo fine jewelry collections bares our true aesthetic of simplicity and minimalism, drawing inspiration from modern art for the modern woman. Each piece is made from precious metals with a consistent use of diamonds and gemstones.
6. OMA THE LABEL
Started in 2018 by New York based wardrobe stylist Neumi Anekhe, OMA THE LABEL creates peices for women to feel confident and empowered.
7. HARWELL GODFREY
Lauren Harwell Godfrey is the founder and designer of Harwell Godfrey, a bold line of fine jewelry based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. With aesthetic roots in ancient textiles and ethnic patterns, the collection is handcrafted in 18k gold with precious gemstones, powerful inlay and vivid enamel. Designed with healing energy in mind, each gemstone is thoughtfully selected to enhance the wearer’s experience.
8. HUMANS BEFORE HANDLES
Based in Atlanta by Ash Sims, Humans Before Handles set out to create a global jewelry brand that celebrates diverse styles around the world. For all those who wouldn't dare leave the house without the perfect statement earring, Humans Before Handles was created for you. The Black Lives Matter necklace is a personal favorite.
9. VALERIE MADISON FINE JEWELRY
Valerie Madison merges contemporary technology with skillful artistry to create elegant designs inspired by classic styles. A Valerie Madison piece features styles and stones not seen in traditional pieces, such as salt-and-pepper diamonds, rose-cut diamonds, uniquely shaped stones, vibrant hues, and more.
10. OMI WOODS FINE METALS
Omi Woods jewelry are contemporary heirlooms that celebrate all of our connections to Africa and her diaspora. Our jewelry is individually and ethically handmade with fair trade African gold and globally sourced conflict-free fine metals. Omi Woods jewelry is intended to be worn everyday, gifted for special occasions and passed down to future generations so its meaning can live on for generations to come.