Get The Perfect Holiday Gift From These Black-Owned Jewelry Brands

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In Black culture, the significance of jewelry runs deep. Whether it’s larger-than-life hoops and liquid gold Cuban links, or intricately hand-beaded necklaces and vibrant Fulani earrings, the symbolism is there. That's why these valuable, artisan-made jewels are more than just sparkly baubles — they're the perfect holiday surprise to give this year if you want to let someone know, “Hey, you mean a lot to me.”

Ahead, we highlighted 16 Black-owned jewelry brands and designers with detailed craftsmanship and undeniable charm that gives their jewelry an extra special twinkle. Click through these icy slides and discover an online shop or two that will make your significant other, loved one, or even just your own eyes sparkle in awe.

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<h2>Jewelry Ave. Studio <br></h2><br>Jewelry Ave. Studio is the brainchild of owner Condoleezzia. The line is inspired by her home state of Louisiana and started out as a form of self-expression while she was working as a 911 dispatcher and mental health therapist. The Twisted Vine Rose Ring is one of the shop's most popular items and is the perfect gift to give to your ring-obsessed loved one. <br><br><br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/1027433294/twisted-vine-rose-ring-wire-wrapped-ring?ref=shop_home_active_1&crt=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jewelry Ave. Studio" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jewelry Ave. Studio</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>JewelryAveStudio</strong> Twisted Vine Rose Ring | Wire Wrapped Ring | Sterling Silver, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F1027433294%2Ftwisted-vine-rose-ring-wire-wrapped-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Jewelry Ave. Studio


Jewelry Ave. Studio is the brainchild of owner Condoleezzia. The line is inspired by her home state of Louisiana and started out as a form of self-expression while she was working as a 911 dispatcher and mental health therapist. The Twisted Vine Rose Ring is one of the shop's most popular items and is the perfect gift to give to your ring-obsessed loved one.



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JewelryAveStudio Twisted Vine Rose Ring | Wire Wrapped Ring | Sterling Silver, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Yam </h2>Yam is the brainchild of jewelry designer and owner Morgan Thomas. Each piece is crafted with love and warmth in Astoria, a bustling neighborhood in Queens, NY. When Thomas was a child, her mother brought home a jewelry-making book that sparked a fascination, and eventually led to the creation of the brand—which is dedicated to her mom.<br><br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.yamnyc.com/product-page/posy-earring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yam" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Yam</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Yam</strong> Posy Earring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yamnyc.com%2Fproduct-page%2Fposy-earring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yam" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Yam</a>

Yam

Yam is the brainchild of jewelry designer and owner Morgan Thomas. Each piece is crafted with love and warmth in Astoria, a bustling neighborhood in Queens, NY. When Thomas was a child, her mother brought home a jewelry-making book that sparked a fascination, and eventually led to the creation of the brand—which is dedicated to her mom.


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Yam Posy Earring, $, available at Yam
<h2>Aziza Handcrafted</h2>Born and raised in Maryland, Aziza Handcrafted's Aziza Nicole now crafts her pieces in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to managing her very own jewelry brand, she also explores multiple art forms like sculpture and painting.<br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://azizahandcrafted.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aziza Handcrafted" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Aziza Handcrafted</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Aziza Handcrafted</strong> Knuckles, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.azizahandcrafted.com%2Fcollections%2Fshop-rings%2Fproducts%2Fchuckles" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aziza Handcrafted" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Aziza Handcrafted</a>

Aziza Handcrafted

Born and raised in Maryland, Aziza Handcrafted's Aziza Nicole now crafts her pieces in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to managing her very own jewelry brand, she also explores multiple art forms like sculpture and painting.


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Aziza Handcrafted Knuckles, $, available at Aziza Handcrafted
<h2>Edas</h2>Head designer Sade Mims first started Edas with refurbished home goods, and now all of her handmade gems are made to accommodate the "everyday, eclectic woman." <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <a href="https://edas.store/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Edas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><strong><em>Edas</em></strong></a><br><br><strong>Edas</strong> Prime Earrings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fedas.store%2Fcollections%2Fearrings%2Fproducts%2Fprime-earrings" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Edas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Edas</a>

Edas

Head designer Sade Mims first started Edas with refurbished home goods, and now all of her handmade gems are made to accommodate the "everyday, eclectic woman."


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Edas Prime Earrings, $, available at Edas
<h2>Oma The Label</h2>New York-based fashion stylist Neumi Anekhe created Oma The Label to challenge stifling beauty standards and boost Black representation in the fashion industry. Her quality pieces are designed for a woman who is "intentional about the choices she makes and wants to wear pieces that make her feel empowered and confident."<br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://www.omathelabel.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Oma The Label" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Oma The Label</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Oma The Label</strong> THE HYGGE NECKLACE, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fomathelabel.com%2Fcollections%2Fshop-necklaces-1%2Fproducts%2Fthe-hygge-necklace" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Oma The Label" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Oma The Label</a>

Oma The Label

New York-based fashion stylist Neumi Anekhe created Oma The Label to challenge stifling beauty standards and boost Black representation in the fashion industry. Her quality pieces are designed for a woman who is "intentional about the choices she makes and wants to wear pieces that make her feel empowered and confident."


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Oma The Label THE HYGGE NECKLACE, $, available at Oma The Label
<h2>Brooklyn Bleu</h2>The owner of Brooklyn Bleu, Tenisha, founded the brand back in 2010 to showcase the true beauty of the items she'd collected over the years. Brooklyn Bleu's vintage pieces transcend jewelry trends and make the perfect timeless gift. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://brooklynbleu.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brooklyn Bleu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Brooklyn Bleu</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Brooklyn Bleu</strong> 1970s Classic Rope Hoops, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbrooklynbleu.com%2Fcollections%2Fvintage-earrings%2Fproducts%2F1970s-classic-rope-hoops" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brooklyn Bleu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Brooklyn Bleu</a>

Brooklyn Bleu

The owner of Brooklyn Bleu, Tenisha, founded the brand back in 2010 to showcase the true beauty of the items she'd collected over the years. Brooklyn Bleu's vintage pieces transcend jewelry trends and make the perfect timeless gift.


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Brooklyn Bleu 1970s Classic Rope Hoops, $, available at Brooklyn Bleu
<h2>Pure Feminine Energy</h2>Hazel Davis' Etsy shop is chock full of crystals, manifestation candles, skincare, and great everyday jewelry.<br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://fave.co/3lDhZdj" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pure Feminine Energy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pure Feminine Energy</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Pure Feminine Energy</strong> Hand Wrapped Crystal Bead Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3gcOZId" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Pure Feminine Energy

Hazel Davis' Etsy shop is chock full of crystals, manifestation candles, skincare, and great everyday jewelry.


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Pure Feminine Energy Hand Wrapped Crystal Bead Ring, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Omi Woods</h2>This Black-owned brand celebrates African culture with its contemporary and ethically sourced jewelry. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://fave.co/3gbjwpR" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Omi Woods" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Omi Woods</a></em></strong><br><br><br><strong>Omi Woods</strong> THE DOUBLE Up Coin Necklace Stack in Gold Vermeil, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2JAP1xU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Omi Woods

This Black-owned brand celebrates African culture with its contemporary and ethically sourced jewelry.


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Omi Woods THE DOUBLE Up Coin Necklace Stack in Gold Vermeil, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Auvere</h2>Designer and co-founder Gina Feldman Love creates minimalist and architectural jewelry to "showcase the magnificence" of 22- and 24-karat gold. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://auvere.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Auvere" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Auvere</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Auvere</strong> Linear Threader Earring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3ghoGAP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Auvere" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Auvere</a>

Auvere

Designer and co-founder Gina Feldman Love creates minimalist and architectural jewelry to "showcase the magnificence" of 22- and 24-karat gold.


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Auvere Linear Threader Earring, $, available at Auvere
<h2>Aquarian Thoughts</h2>The creative process, metal forging, stone setting, and design for Aquarian Thoughts jewelry is all taken care of by the owner, Nadirah B. The brand was born in 2000 and continues to provide the masses with ethically made artisan jewelry. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://fave.co/3oo5vYT" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aquarian Thoughts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Aquarian Thoughts</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Aquarian Thoughts</strong> Birthstone Stacking Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3oowkMv" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Aquarian Thoughts

The creative process, metal forging, stone setting, and design for Aquarian Thoughts jewelry is all taken care of by the owner, Nadirah B. The brand was born in 2000 and continues to provide the masses with ethically made artisan jewelry.


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Aquarian Thoughts Birthstone Stacking Ring, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Souk + SEPIA</h2>This New Jersey-based, Black-owned brand curates trending styles and boutique products from all over the world to sell in its online marketplace. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://soukandsepia.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Souk + SEPIA" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Souk + SEPIA</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>souk + SEPIA</strong> ZARIA, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2VDJ8Ta" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:souk + SEPIA" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">souk + SEPIA</a>

Souk + SEPIA

This New Jersey-based, Black-owned brand curates trending styles and boutique products from all over the world to sell in its online marketplace.


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souk + SEPIA ZARIA, $, available at souk + SEPIA
<h2>Océanne</h2>Anne Harrill named her brand, Océanne, in homage to her move across the Atlantic from France to Cleveland, Ohio. She creates modern jewelry and apparel that make great gifts, fashion statements, and cultural mementos. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://oceanne.net/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Océanne" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Océanne</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Oceanne</strong> Form Earrings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F36DpXip" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Oceanne" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Oceanne</a>

Océanne

Anne Harrill named her brand, Océanne, in homage to her move across the Atlantic from France to Cleveland, Ohio. She creates modern jewelry and apparel that make great gifts, fashion statements, and cultural mementos.


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Oceanne Form Earrings, $, available at Oceanne
<h2>Enarmoured</h2>Designer and founder of Enarmoured, Jordan Clarke, makes, "handcrafted wearable art." Her brass necklace plates, silver goddess shield earrings, and more unique pieces represent her extensive background in painting and design. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://fave.co/36IuMa4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Enarmoured" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Enarmoured</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Enarmoured</strong> Wave Collar, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3mHvHNN" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Enarmoured

Designer and founder of Enarmoured, Jordan Clarke, makes, "handcrafted wearable art." Her brass necklace plates, silver goddess shield earrings, and more unique pieces represent her extensive background in painting and design.


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Enarmoured Wave Collar, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Lace By Tanaya</h2>Not only does Tanaya Henry model and act, but she also runs this extremely successful jewelry brand. All of her pieces are handmade and fueled by her passion for creating. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <em><strong><a href="https://shop.lacebytanaya.com/collections/necklaces/products/emerald-cz-choker" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lace By Tanaya" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lace By Tanaya</a></strong></em><br><br><br><strong>Lace By Tanya</strong> Emerald CZ Choker, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lacebytanaya.com%2Fcollections%2Fnecklaces%2Fproducts%2Femerald-cz-choker" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lace By Tanya" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lace By Tanya</a>

Lace By Tanaya

Not only does Tanaya Henry model and act, but she also runs this extremely successful jewelry brand. All of her pieces are handmade and fueled by her passion for creating.


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Lace By Tanya Emerald CZ Choker, $, available at Lace By Tanya
<h2>By Chari</h2>This brand's biggest claim to fame was its custom "Vote" necklace that Michelle Obama wore to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Although that necklace is a top seller, founder Chari Cuthbert also creates collections of bracelets, rings, anklets, and earrings that are equally as stunning. <br> <br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://bychari.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:By Chari" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">By Chari</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>By Chari</strong> Initial Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3opBoAe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:By Chari" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">By Chari</a>

By Chari

This brand's biggest claim to fame was its custom "Vote" necklace that Michelle Obama wore to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Although that necklace is a top seller, founder Chari Cuthbert also creates collections of bracelets, rings, anklets, and earrings that are equally as stunning.


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By Chari Initial Ring, $, available at By Chari
<h2>Taylor Nikole</h2>Taylor Nikole creates her jewelry to "represent the connection between art and fashion." All of her pieces are handmade and no two pairs are the same, which in her mind makes them even more special. <br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://taylornikole.co/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Taylor Nikole" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Taylor Nikole</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Taylor Nikole</strong> Taylor Nikole Izzy Earring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftaylornikole.co%2Fstore%2Fdaze" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Taylor Nikole" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Taylor Nikole</a>

Taylor Nikole

Taylor Nikole creates her jewelry to "represent the connection between art and fashion." All of her pieces are handmade and no two pairs are the same, which in her mind makes them even more special.


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Taylor Nikole Taylor Nikole Izzy Earring, $, available at Taylor Nikole
<h2>Khiry</h2>Jameel Mohammed founded Khiry while he was an undergrad studying political science at UPenn. His ultimate passion project — a luxurious demi-fine jewelry line celebrating the heritage and beauty of the African Diaspora — took center stage when it was was picked up by a luxury retailer. <br><br><em><strong>Shop <a href="https://www.khiry.com/store" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Khiry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Khiry</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Khiry</strong> Khartoum Hoops Embellished, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.khiry.com%2Fproduct%2Fkhartoum-hoops-embellished" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Khiry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Khiry</a>

Khiry

Jameel Mohammed founded Khiry while he was an undergrad studying political science at UPenn. His ultimate passion project — a luxurious demi-fine jewelry line celebrating the heritage and beauty of the African Diaspora — took center stage when it was was picked up by a luxury retailer.

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Khiry Khartoum Hoops Embellished, $, available at Khiry
<h2>Black Girl Healing Shop</h2>The Black Girl Healing Shop offers custom jewelry that makes the perfect personal gift for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion. Heal yourself with the power of super cute accessories.<br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <em><strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/blackgirlhealingshop" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Black Girl Healing Shop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Black Girl Healing Shop</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Black Girl Healing Shop</strong> Personalized Old English Name Necklace, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F939504005%2Fpersonalized-custom-old-english-name" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Black Girl Healing Shop

The Black Girl Healing Shop offers custom jewelry that makes the perfect personal gift for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion. Heal yourself with the power of super cute accessories.


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Black Girl Healing Shop Personalized Old English Name Necklace, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Harwell Godfrey</h2>Harwell Godfrey relies on inspiration from ancient textiles and ethnic patterns, and the brand is dedicated to giving back. Take this charm, which is crafted from black onyx and diamonds — 100% of its profits are donated to the NAACP.<br><br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="https://www.harwellgodfrey.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Harwell Godfrey" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Harwell Godfrey</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Harwell Godfrey</strong> Black Onyx Heart To Benefit NAACP, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harwellgodfrey.com%2Fjewelry%2Fblack-onyx-heart-to-benefit-naacp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Harwell Godfrey" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Harwell Godfrey</a>

Harwell Godfrey

Harwell Godfrey relies on inspiration from ancient textiles and ethnic patterns, and the brand is dedicated to giving back. Take this charm, which is crafted from black onyx and diamonds — 100% of its profits are donated to the NAACP.


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Harwell Godfrey Black Onyx Heart To Benefit NAACP, $, available at Harwell Godfrey
<h2>ShopCherryCo</h2><br><br><br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/945323864/gold-crystal-gemstone-dainty-wire-ring?ref=shop_home_recs_1&pro=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ShopCherryCo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ShopCherryCo</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>ShopCherryCo</strong> Gold Crystal Gemstone Dainty Wire Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F945323864%2Fgold-crystal-gemstone-dainty-wire-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

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ShopCherryCo Gold Crystal Gemstone Dainty Wire Ring, $, available at Etsy

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