Black women have been at the forefront of both business and fashion since the beginning of time with effortless style, grace, culture, and beauty. Not only are we natural trendsetters, we are rarely given the proper recognition for our countless talents and skills, boxed into stereotypes until considered cool by the masses. Black women are also the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs, making up nearly half of women-owned businesses in the United States.
Even as we are suffering through a worldwide pandemic, Black business owners are working hard to stay afloat in this uncertain economy. As we become more aware of how we're spending our money during this time, let's begin to put even more effort into supporting Black businesses and widening our network of alternatives in all categories.
For both special occasions and everyday wear, jewelry can play an important role in the lives of women. With the power to uplift our spirits during our most memorable moments, most of us take pride in the pieces we own. No matter the circumstances, women find a way to wear their favorite jewelry, even in hardships. As the fashion industry has slowed, these Black woman-owned jewelry brands have continued to create one of a kind styles and eye-catching designs while showing no sign of slowing down.
For all things cute, gold and dainty, according to the brand By Kaylin is a collection of pretty jewels to suit every mood. With a line up of gold plated hoop earrings, rings, and necklaces, this brand is perfect for everyday jewelry essentials. Each piece is designed with femininity in mind.
KRWND (pronounced "crowned") specializes in custom jewelry, body jewelry and limited edition collections. With the belief that jewelry is a women's crown, this woman-owned company offers simple pieces that make a statement. KRWND also creates stackable rings and earrings, perfect for laying or wearing alone.
Describing themselves as ethnic, bold, and beautiful accessories fit for a queen, MIANIK wants the world to know all women are worthy and should embrace their inner royalty. MIANIK accessories was founded by sisters Olayinka and Nzinga Noel's love for fashion evolved into a mission to turn an everyday outfit into a show-stopping ensemble while understanding that what you wear is an extension of yourself.
As someone who lives for a bold statement, J. ALXNDRA is a brand specializing in going beyond limitations. Worn on celebrities such as Issa Rae, this brand is taking jewelry design to the next level. With a mission of creating "looks" and making the ordinary extra, this line is contemporary fashion jewelry made with quality materials born from a place of passion while intuitively executed.
LELIA + MAE
LELIA + MAE jewelry describes itself as a celebration of women. Black-owned and proud of it, this brand is an entire mood board for black girl joy. Originally founded out of pure adoration for women, especially Black women and Black culture, LELIE + MAE wanted to curate a space, along with jewelry that uplifts and inspires confidence in every woman as they go about their daily hustles. Check out their massive line of jewelry, guaranteed to make you fall in love.
HUMANS BEFORE HANDLES
Humans Before Handles offers statement jewelry under $50. According to the brand's mission, their jewelry was created for all those who wouldn't dare leave the house without the perfect statement earring, unafraid to express themselves through style with strong attention to details. With creative designs at an amazing price, Humans Before Handles is a great source for bold women everywhere.
Where 'design meets art', JUNCTION is a brand crafting classic gold hoops and vintages style anklets and chain belts. With the perfect variety of simplistic designs, JUNCTION offers go-to everyday jewelry for women.
Handmade in the Netherlands, Goldiie Shop is a self-described vibe online with a Caribbean touch. With designs infused with vibrant colors and resin art, all earrings are unique in every way. Perfect to dress up and show out, Goldiie Shop is giving us majorly chic aesthetics.
Organic geometry: Octave Jewelry is known for their interpretation of wearable sculpture in metal and stone. Born of Nigerian descent, Ope, the owner, named the company after a medical services business founded by her mother. Ope states, "My business is a testament to that legacy of strength and entrepreneurship," as written on a recent Instagram post sharing a bit about herself and the idea behind the brand.
Oma The Label
"At the corner of sexy and sweet" is what is seen at first glance when visiting this online jewelry shop. Oma The Label offers sweet and feminine designs for everyday wear for every age range. Simple yet incredibly chic, this brand is focused on quality and affordability for the everyday woman. Oma The Label was created by Neumi Anekhe, a New York-based fashion stylist, in 2018. Anekhe saw a need for more brands to include minorities. Her goal was to help diversify the industry by changing the imagery and predominant representation that we see in fashion today.
The Serendipitous Project
The Serendipitous Project is sustainable jewelry and accessories that celebrate the past, art, and nature made to order/vintage/upcycled. For the girls making the best out of life, this brand uses vibrant colors and eye-catching details to loudly define itself.
DIXIEGRAZE By Hanna
DIXIEGRAZE By Hanna is a jewelry brand offering high-quality gold plated pieces, handmade and exclusively designed since 2013. All pieces are affordable and created to uplift and inspire with engraved messages such as "QUEEN" and "PHENOMENAL WOMAN" amongst a range of customizable options. DIXIEGRAZE is best worn layered up for an effortless gold overload.
Designed for women by women, Epifene Jewelry offers a collection of statement pieces sure to make any woman feel like a queen. Created by two friends in 2018, Epifene was created out of a true bond of love, friendship, and a strong desire to create innovative jewelry.
Beads Byaree is a brand unafraid to make powerful statements through their innovative designs. Worn by celebrities such as Kelly Rowland, this collection of fashion jewelry is sure to turn heads. With vintage designs mixed with wire art and beautiful natural elements, these customizable pieces stretch beyond the everyday imagination.
Born out of a deep desire to release pent up creativity, Evermore Designs is here to make a statement. With a variety of bold vibrant colors and abstract shapes, these styles are perfect for a tropical vacation or brightening up your everyday activities. With a combination of color and creativity, make sure to make room for these special additions to your jewelry box.
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