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Ashione Gallery's, Woman with Fulani Earrings
Made in New York
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You have arrived at your website - the site that speaks to you. This is where you would obtain your jewelry (and African art works) moving forward. Your friends and family would love us too. So, bring them all here to shop and to obtain gifts.
By popular demand, we now also carry African influenced jewelry. It seems that our trendsetting history has brought the world community to this fever pitch desire for African and African influenced jewelry (Read More - Scroll all the way down). We are just getting warmed up!
But welcome. Join our customer base who are, cosmopolitan, well traveled, trend setters in their own rights, and sophisticated. They are also varied in their jewelry choices. (Be sure to sign our Contact List, so you would always be in the know!).
And so, we now provide opportunities for you to wear our varied styles for all occasions - chic parties, work, traditional-type settings (churches, bank employees, etc), weekends and oh, the nite life!
Our jewelry is mostly thematic, following certain cultural and traditional leanings established long ago. We believe they also are of royalty, opulent, classy (not gaudy!), luxurious (not shiny!!), and customers love the earthy elements they may sometimes find inside.
As you peruse and buy our earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants and rings, we hope you are loving them as much as we love collecting them for you. These are the culmination of our 25 years of business experience. We have learned through this experience to appreciate what you love.
To your delight, we have all price ranges. To your benefit, we have also renegotiated price reductions with our suppliers.
Below are our fabulous offerings!
Fulani earrings originated from the Fulani people who can now be found in many West African countries, but mainly in Nigeria, Ghana, and Mali. Our earrings were made by those in Mali. The Fulani have afforded the world these beautiful art-form earrings that are treasures to many Africans, and now loved the world over.
Authentic Fulani earrings were hand pounded in gold, silver, brass or aluminum. As part of the process, they were known to dust the brass or gold tone with gold dust to give it that special African yellowish color. In fact, many jewelers also dusted the silvery ones, to enable the capability of wearing both silver and gold tone jewelry at the same time! It's an African thing!!
Sizes and tones vary from jeweler to jeweler. In the olden days, the tone of the earrings (darker, brighter) could be seen as a signature, guiding one at the market to the jeweler of one's choice. The size variations was the result of their being hand made.
Welcome again. You are so awesome to shop here!
Authentic Fulani earrings are difficult to obtain and therefore we may not have all sizes and colors available at all times. Please call or contact us, when in doubt.
We sell from stock and as explained above, there may be size, color and tone variations. Brass and gold tone are used interchangeably.
Our Fulani earrings, as they are traditional in nature, come with what some may consider as- rough crafting, groves and bends- the very characteristics the Fulani people may use to authenticate the earrings they buy. They can be seen all day manipulating, straightening and/or otherwise interacting with the earrings. And so when we shop for you, we also look for same rough edges to authenticate our picks.
Enjoy. We love that you love our jewelry and artworks.
"Papi's tracking device!"
In the vast realms of the Sahara Desert, a woman was said to have worn this kind of earring in order to help her lover find her! But we love this story, especially, the lover's part!! This is among our most popular earrings. Enjoy!
Beautiful Maasai Earrings
Always handmade! Always trending!!
More Kenyans, Please!
The Tuareg Earring Gallery!
The Tuareg people used to dominate the Sahara Desert, but have settled in many parts of Western and Northern Africa. They were known to make beautiful hand crafted and classic earrings. Their jewelry which were handed down through generations, were made to reflect their families, "clans" or trades practiced. This beautiful jewelry is now known and sought after the world over.
Enjoy. The different designs tell different stories-stories told on pieces of jewelry, instead of a tablet!
Collect them all. You would be so adorned!
to the jewelry section and prepare yourself to be wowed. We do African
Art and jewelry right!
As your specialist, we took actions years ago which we now believe spearheaded the current worldwide fever pitch interest in African jewelry. It is true that African jewelry can be traced to ancient times, but outside of Africa, its knowledge and appreciation were relegated to a few historical and archaeological books and the curious at obscure museum sections. We wanted to change this situation and set out to bring wonderful African jewelry directly to your attention. We were certain you would forever be transcended once you experienced this kind of jewelry. Your actions have proven us right.
From our vantage charming West (Greenwich) Village location in New York, hub for art, culture, designers and tourists, we first showcased traditional pieces - Ankalari, Tuareg, Fulani, Ndugbom, Kazuri, Akosu, lost wax bronzes, Bodom and other trade beads. These are always fascinating and were well received.
But the real show and buzz began when our designers started creating spectacular pieces by "marrying" the old and the new, adding international accessories. Their creations produced stunning fashionable and contemporary looks that widened wearability. Celebrities and fashion models got into the act and the rest, as they say, is history. African jewelry is now worn everywhere. In fact, its authenticity, cultural history, versatility and beauty and also because it is handmade, makes it the jewelry of choice for many. It is also ecofriendly, eco chic and rock stars (gem stones) make command and ecstatic appearances. It appears African jewelry has stepped out of musty old books to the attention of a welcoming and appreciative international audience. Your response has validated our efforts.
As your leader we will continue to create waves that others will struggle to ride and we want you to turn to us every time you think of purchasing fantastic African jewelry!
Authentic African jewelry may be bold, at Ashione Gallery we say, the bolder the better (without meaning to, you make yourself the center of magical attention!); the more colorful, the more desired (old Africans used color to attract the gods); the heavier, the more royal [(royalty and other leaders used to wear their jewelry in heavy chunks (treasures!)]; the more aged, the more ancestral (age cracks and insect trappings are quite common); the more asymmetric, the more empowering; the more mismatched, the more interesting (because everything is handmade and created from cuts of natural materials, there may be variations, even in earrings!). Besides, only the gods are perfect and Africans did not wish to compete with the gods by seeking perfection in material things!
There is no jewelry quite like African jewelry! It is hot, hip, trend setting, luxurious, elegant, beautiful, and always happening!! It is Africa!! Shop to buy, now!!!