The History of Africana Jewelry

Africa is the birth place of mankind and human civilization. It is also where people first made and wore jewelry! In Kenya beads over 40,000 years old made from perforated ostrich egg shells have been discovered. With cultural advancements and ideologies, African craftsmen improved and developed their jewelry making techniques and today these products are some of the most beautiful handcrafted jewelry in the world. 

There are 54 beautiful countries in Africa and they all produce very unique jewelry. It is our goal here at Africana Jewelry to connect you with all these beautiful pieces from our motherland. If you didn't know already, all our jewelry is made in Africa! Can you say authentic?!

Vendors begin making bracelets around the age of 10. This becomes their vocation and a pivotal source of income for them and their family. Most vendors set up shop as early as six in the morning hoping to make a  profit by day's end. With tourists being their main customers, they make most sales in airports, on beaches, and on busy roads. 

This is where Africana Jewelry comes in as a medium.We pay more than fair trade prices to bring you an authentic bracelet with a real story. Check out our stunning portfolio and start your Africana collection!


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