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Anitah Quansah's Must-Have Jewelry Pieces For S/S 14

London-based designer Anitah Quansah's must-have jewelry collection for Spring/Summer 14.

Anitah Quansah constantly surprises us. Each one of her collections is more beautiful than the last and every piece of her jewelry has its own stunning magic. With Silhouette of Power, the Quansah's eponymous label unveils a limited edition series of bold, statement neckpieces with minimal details. A designer of Nigerian background, it's hard to miss the diaspora influence in Anitah Quansah's S/S 14 collection — most of the materials used where sourced from Africa and India, including shells, feathers, beads, faceted crystals, semi-precious stones, fabrics and more. The designer told Bella Naija that "this S/S 14 collection of handmade jewelries explores the rich African artistry and craftsmanship [as well as the] rich, powerful, aristocratic glamour and pageantry of the 17th century, characterized by high ruffled collars and bejeweled fabrics worn by Queen Elizabeth I of England." One of the OKA favorite, Anitah Quansah's jewelry is a must-have for Spring/Summer 14. Check out the lookbook above, which features Nigerian model Ayoola Bakare and feel free to tweet about it to @okayafrica with #anitahquansah.
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Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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