Updated: Feb 10
By Anaka Bretzke
It’s February, which means it's unbearably cold outside, and heart shaped chocolates are lining the shelves of Kroger in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Many of us are beginning to find ourselves buried in schoolwork after a much needed winter break.
Most importantly, it’s Black History Month!
Now more than ever, people are shopping to support black-owned businesses.
There are countless black-owned clothing, home decor and beauty brands to choose from! So it’s time to explore some trendy and affordable jewelry to accessorize your next outfit.
Courtesy of @jlanijewels on Instagram
Looking for some minimalistic, classic and real gold-plated pieces to spice up any outfit? Jlani Jewels is perfect for any occasion. According to the website, CEO Lani Nesbit, draws inspiration for her pieces from nature, fine art, architecture, poetry, and everyday life. Since its launch in 2011, Jlani Jewels has been featured in multiple fashion campaigns (such as one for Adidas), and is worn by A-listers such as Beyonce and Blake Lively.
Courtesy of @humansbeforehandles
Humans Before Handles is the perfect place to shop if you’re looking for a statement piece! Ash Sims from Atlanta, Georgia, founded the brand, and per her website states how she wants her brand to value personal style. The best part, each of her unique, lively pieces are listed online for less than $50!
Courtesy of @stellaandhaas on Instagram
Stella and Haas features affordable dainty charm necklaces, on-trend chains, and hoop earrings of all shapes and sizes. Stella and Haas is perfect for anyone who’s fashion-forward. Not only is this business black-owned, it’s also female owned! Its founder Jenni Kaufusi states on her website that she strives for her brand to be “a place of inclusivity and representation for all.” Make sure to check them out!
Courtesy of @chigeshiukaagu
Chiegeshiuka has some of the most unique and beautiful pieces on this list. Founder Chiegeshiuka Agu started her brand this year after being unfulfilled with her corporate job, so she decided to use her creativity towards something she was passionate about. Her pieces include uncommon shapes, bold pops of color, and fun patterns. These products are sure to get you all the compliments.
Courtesy of @br_design_co on Instagram
BR Design Co. is a perfect place to browse for some beautiful handmade pieces. Sister founders Carlene Browner and Cassandra Browner Richardson create polymer clay pieces that are sure to liven up any outfit. Make sure to keep checking back on its site for new designs, because they sell out fast!