Looking for some of the best Black jewelry designers to stock up on before your next trip? Travel Noire’s got you covered! We’ve come up with this all-inclusive list of the best of the best so you can rep your set — and your culture — no matter where you go.
There’s no better feeling than planning your outfits before going on vacation. Beyond getting fire ‘fit content to share with your followers, fashion is a form of self-expression spanning cultures worldwide.
When putting together vacation looks, choosing the right jewelry is a great way to add the perfect finishing touches. Designers from our culture have been killing it, and it’s only right that we share our favorites with our TN fam.
Outfit planning tip: Take photos of your planned outfits and save them to an album on your phone. When on your trip, reference the images to see the looks you’ve planned for your trip. And then, tie it all together with the perfect jewelry picks from this list and beyond!
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Here are ten Black jewelry designers to shop for your vacation looks:
Designer Tenisha Wilde has roots in the Bay Area, but designs for her label Ten Wilde in sunny Los Angeles. Ranging from solid 14-karat gold pieces to gold-plated jewelry, Ten Wilde makes jewelry shopping accessible to every budget.
In addition to sitting on the Women’s Board and Advisory Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago and being a board member of the Palais de Tokyo, designer Catherine Sarr is one of the top jewelry designers in Chicago. The designer was born in Paris with roots in Benin. Her designs have been worn by the likes of Michelle Obama in Black-ish, Alicia Keys, Issa Rae, and more.
Sade Mims is the designer and artist behind the New York City-based brand EDAS. Known for serving “accessories for the eclectic being,” the brand has handmade jewelry, stunning handbags and sustainable home decor.
Designers Gina Love and Steven Feldman set out to provide chic jewelry made from only 22- or 24-karat gold when they started their label Auvere in 2016. These solid gold pieces will certainly add luxury to any travel look.
Oma the Label
This brand was created in 2018 by New York City-based fashion stylist Naomi Anekhe. The pieces are influenced by Scandinavian and African designs — a reflection of Anekhe’s cultural background being born in Norway to Nigerian parents. In addition to gold-plated jewelry, Oma The Label offers high-quality body suits, dresses, and tops.
We Dream In Colour
This sustainable jewelry brand was founded by Jade Gedeon, who was born in the United States but raised in Trinidad and Tobago. The self-funded, independent jewelry line creates each piece by hand in their Salem, MA studio. Inspired by nature, the pieces are beautifully designed and assembled by an all-women team.
This Bay Area brand was founded by jewelry designer Lauren Harwell Godfrey, who was an award-winning art and creative director before starting Harwell Godfrey. Her namesake brand features handcrafted 18-karat gold pieces adorned with gemstones, ethically-sourced diamonds, and colorful inlay. Each gemstone was intentionally curated to bring healing energy to the wearer.
SOKO is a brand that puts people and technology at the forefront. The women-led ethical brand connects artisans in Kenya with the global market through the brand’s mobile app. The modern, sculptural designs are beautifully crafted and perfect to wear, no matter the occasion.
Finally, something for the fellas! This New York City-based brand designs pieces made of solid sterling silver, 14- and 18-karat gold, and genuine leather. Every piece is created and finished by hand — adding timeless jewelry no matter how dressed up or down you are.
Designer Jameel Mohammed’s line of luxury and custom pieces has been spotted on the likes of Quinta Brunson, SZA, Winston Duke, and Stacey Abrams, to name a few. In addition to its site, you can find KHIRY at Saks Fifth Avenue, MOMA Design Store NY, Nordstrom Space, and more.
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