Fine jewelry sales have seen an uptick in recent months, and gold jewelry is a great long term investment. Since January 2000, the price of gold has increased by more than 400%. The profitability of this investment depends on many things such as craftsmanship, rarity, aesthetics, and purity. Generally 24 karats (pure gold) is more valuable than gold with 10 to 14 karats. You can learn more about gold jewelry as an investment in the references.
In this post we focus on fine gold jewelry from black owned brands. You will find jewelry made from recycled gold, sustainable practices, quality craftsmanship, innovative designs, and jewelry made of 10 to 24 karats. In addition, you will find fair trade practices and a pattern of giving back to the community.
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Auvere (advertisement) offers a large selection of 22 and 24 karat gold jewelry. This includes earrings, men’s jewelry, chain necklaces and pendants, bracelets, and rings. The jewelry is competitively priced and the materials are sourced responsibly. You can learn more about the founder and company in the article below.
Monique Péan (advertisement) offers sustainable and fair trade jewelry made of recycled 18 karat gold. Jurassic materials are also incorporated into her designs. You can learn more about her methods below.
Lauren Harwell Godfrey (advertisement) is the founder of Harwell Godfrey Jewelry. She offers bold designs and colors with geometric patterns and inlay. She has also collaborated with a sustainable emerald mining company in developing new designs. You can find her jewelry at the following.
Our favorite is the Black Onyx Heart Pendant for which 100% of the proceeds go to the National Association for the Advanced of Colored People (NAACP). You can learn more about the evolution of the founder’s passion for jewelry in the article below.
Serena Williams Jewelry (advertisement) offers a selection of 14 karat gold jewelry with conflict free pavé diamonds. A portion of the proceeds are used to support black businesses. Her jewelry is also available at Macy’s (advertisement). You can read more about her collection below.
Vanleles Diamonds (advertisement) uses materials sourced from Africa. An aim of the founder is to put African voices and representation at the forefront when it comes to precious metals and stones sourced from the continent. This brand is noted for their innovative and African inspired designs. You can learn more about the mission of the founder in the article below.
Mateo (advertisement) offers modern jewelry to inspire. Learn more about the founder and brand below.
White/Space (advertisement) offers a selection of sophisticated jewelry made from 14k recycled gold. Founder Khadijah Fulton talks of the inspirations for her designs below.
A. M. Thorne offers a diverse selection of 14 karat gold jewelry. The focus is on wearability and simplicity. You can learn more about the founder and what inspires her below.
Almasika focuses on sculptural jewelry that is rooted in universal symbols and stories. The adventures of the founder Catherine Sarr into the world of fine jewelry is chronicled below.
Christopher Augmon offers an extensive selection of 18 karat gold jewelry. The brand is noted for their commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and for unique styles.
Dan-Yell offers a selection of 10 karat gold jewelry. You can learn about what inspires the designer below.
Diaboli Kill offers a diverse selection of jewelry in 14 and 18 karat gold. You can learn more about the founder in the video below.
Johnny Nelson! offers a selection of 14 karat jewelry in white and yellow gold. His focus is on statement pieces and black history. You can learn more about the founder in the post below.
L’enchanteur offers a diverse selection of 14 karat gold jewelry. Their designs are creative and affordable. You can learn more about the twin founders of this company in the following video.
Valerie Madison Jewelry focuses on sustainable practices, using recycled metals wherever possible, and recycled diamonds. You can read more below about the background of the founder, and her commitment to sustainable practices.
In reviewing these fine gold jewelry options I hope you find one or more pieces that work for you.
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- Sullivan, Paul. “Rare necklaces and rings are items to appreciate. Just ask the inventors.” 22 September, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/your-money/diamonds-jewelry-investment.html