Head adornments are an African tradition. Find more than 50 black owned head and crown jewelry items below!
Crown jewelry goes back thousands of years and reflects several African cultures, not limited to the ancient Egyptians, Amazigh of North Africa, and the Maasai. Intricate hairstyles (e.g., cornrows and locks) in addition to head wraps adorned with jewelry, are other headdress traditions found throughout the African disapora. They can be worn for special occasions, cultural events, and to express your reign. There are many styles from which to choose. See the following company and product links for details.
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- Gemdrops & Glamrocks (advertisement) offers a large selection crown jewelry in their “head jewelry” and “hair crown jewelry” categories.
- Goddess Crowns (advertisement) offers a crystal Goddess crowns head piece made of cowrie, crystal beads, and copper wire. There are several gemstone options. A Goddess crowns head piece with cowrie and copper is also available.
- Neptune’s Mun (advertisement) has a selection of head and crown jewelry made of diverse materials that include gemstones and cowrie shells. Floral headpieces are crowns are available for children as well as adults.
- Cee Cee’s Closet offers gold and silver tone headdresses that works with head wraps, braids, and middle part hair styles.
- Papyrus & Charms offers a selection of handmade crystal crowns with several options for adults and children (mini).
In reviewing these head and crown jewelry items, I hope you find styles that work for you.
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For more information see the following sources.
- Moroney, Morgan. “Egyptian jewelry: A window into ancient culture.” https://www.arce.org/resource/egyptian-jewelry-window-ancient-culture
- Celindro, Jazzy. “Ethnography of Morrocco: Amazigh (berber) jewelry. 2018, June 7. https://www.terraadorn.com/blogs/artisans-culture/ethnography-of-morocco-amazigh-berber-jewelry
- Matshego, Lebo. “A history of African women’s hairstyles.” 2019, June 18. https://www.africa.com/history-african-womens-hairstyles/
- Zuru Kenya. “Kenya’s Cultural Symbol; The Massai tribe.” https://zurukenya.com/2013/07/26/kenyas-cultural-symbol-the-maasai/