The African Renaissance Collection by Gail van Jaarsveldt is created from the rarest trade beads in our collection, combined with 22 karat gold vermeil, to make one of a kind pieces that sell out as fast as Gail can create them.
Gail van Jaarsveldt -
'For as long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with African beads and have been collecting them for over 30 years. A few years ago, I made a few necklaces for myself from some of my prized beads, mixed with gold vermeil beads to compliment their natural richness. The response was astounding and the African Renaissance brand of jewelry was born. Only a few pieces are made as this is not a commercial range – each bead is carefully selected for the story it can tell, the richness of it’s colour and where it came from. The journeys some of these beads have travelled would surpass all imagination – the combined ages of this collection would number many thousands of years.'
True pieces of African history and beauty.