84Gem is a black-owned business offering statement-piece jewelry in both contemporary and traditional tribal styles. Its founder is Jamaican-born and Brooklyn-raised designer Kimone Young, who gets her inspiration from organic shapes, natural gemstones, and mixed metals. Each piece is handmade and has to pass Young’s test question: “do I love this?” She has run this simple test since making her very first piece of jewelry. She encourages the owners of all black-owned businesses to do the same. 84Gem is ethnic, exotic, and majestic. This black-owned company offers unique pieces inspired by Young’s travels. It provides a combination of contemporary and African inspired jewelry styles. 84Gem's creations are reminiscent of jewelry found in other cultures. The design consists of an organic mixture of natural gemstones, beads, and metals. All pieces are handmade in Brooklyn. The company sources material from India, Istanbul, and some parts of Africa.
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