Celebrating Diversity: 10 Black-Owned Ethical Jewellery Brands Making Their Mark
As a fellow jeweller and jewellery enthusiast who lives and breathes all things jewellery, I have a deep appreciation for the black-owned brands in the jewellery industry that are making waves. I wholeheartedly support their efforts because I understand that when my fellow brothers and sisters in the industry succeed, we all succeed. It is crucial to stand united and celebrate each other's victories, recognising that by uplifting and supporting one another, we all thrive together.
I have compiled a list of 10 black-owned jewellery brands that warrant our support. These brands have not only crafted exquisite designs but have also demonstrated unwavering dedication to ethical and sustainable practices. From London to New York, they inspire us with their creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and commitment to making a positive impact on society and the environment.
By purchasing their jewellery and backing their businesses, we can celebrate their contributions and help promote diversity and inclusion in the jewellery industry. Let's uplift these brands and demonstrate our solidarity through our purchases.
1. Kassandra Gordon Jewellery
£ 3,750.00 GBP
Kassandra Gordon is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by Kassandra Gordon based in the United Kingdom, With a strong focus on storytelling and self-expression, their collections explore themes of identity, culture, and social issues. Each piece is meticulously crafted with exquisite attention to detail, utilising a diverse mix of materials to create thought-provoking designs.
What sets Kassandra Gordon apart is their commitment to ethical practices. As a Fairmined licensed brand, they source materials from responsibly managed mines that prioritise the well-being of miners and the environment.
2. Meron Wolde
Stacking Neck Rings Recycled Silver £1,375
Meron Wolde is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by Meron Wolde based in the United Kingdom. Best known for her extraordinary creations that seamlessly blend art and jewellery. Working with recycled silver and gold, Meron meticulously crafts limited edition pieces that transcend traditional jewellery forms and transform into wearable sculptures. Each creation is a unique masterpiece, reflecting her exceptional craftsmanship and artistic vision.
By utilising recycled silver and gold, Meron demonstrates her commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing. Through her innovative designs, she gives new life to these precious metals, highlighting their inherent beauty while promoting environmental consciousness within the jewellery industry.
3. Mateo New York
14kt The Little Things Pearl and Diamond Crawlers
Mateo New York is a black-owned jewellery brand known for its sophisticated and contemporary designs. Their pieces feature clean lines and minimalist aesthetics, crafted using ethically sourced materials. With a commitment to sustainability, Mateo New York offers timeless jewellery for the modern individual.
Naima Drops in 18K Gold with Emerald Cabochon & Diamonds
Khiry is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by the designer Jameel Mohammed. The brand focuses on creating statement pieces inspired by African heritage and contemporary art. Each jewellery item from Khiry is meticulously crafted and intended to be a wearable work of art.
5. Third Crown
Prizm Eclipse Necklace £496.00
Third Crown is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by husband and wife team Kristin and Kofi Essel, that combines architectural influences with modern aesthetics. The bold and sculptural gender-neutral statement pieces reflect a harmonious balance between strength and elegance.
6. Beads Byaree
Levels (A Seat, A Throne) - Choker £187.13
Beads Byaree is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by Areeayl Goodwin that celebrates individuality and self-expression. Each piece is handcrafted with intricate beadwork, wirework, and unique designs. Beads Byaree offers statement earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that fuse creativity and personal style.
7. Jam + Rico
J+R Fine Tropical Tree Earrings 18k Gold
Jam + Rico is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by Lisette Scott. Inspired by the vibrant cultures of the Caribbean and Africa they create handmade accessories, including earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, using traditional craftsmanship techniques. Jam + Rico's pieces showcase a fusion of bold colours, patterns, and textures.
8. Lorraine West Jewelry
Abstract Palette Earrings £465.47 High Polished Brass
Lorraine West Jewellery is a black-owned brand founded by the designer Lorraine West specialising in contemporary jewellery with an industrial edge. Their designs incorporate geometric shapes, mixed metals, and unconventional materials, resulting in unique and edgy pieces. Lorraine West Jewellery combines artistry with sustainable practices.
9. Made By Malyia
Small Progression Hoop- Revolution 7 Disk £982.84
Made By Malyia is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by Malyia McNaughton that focuses on handmade jewellery using sustainable materials. From dainty necklaces to statement rings, their pieces exude elegance and craftsmanship. Malyia McNaughton creates jewellery that empowers and inspires.
10. Valerie Madison
2.27ct Stella Oval Pink GIA-Certified Sapphire Engagement Ring
Valerie Madison is a black-owned jewellery brand founded by Valerie Madison known for its ethical practices and unique designs. They specialise in creating engagement rings and wedding bands using responsibly sourced gemstones and recycled metals. Valerie Madison's pieces are a beautiful symbol of love and commitment.