Jewellery Around the World: African Jewellery

Jewellery has always been an integral part of human culture, representing a wide range of meanings and symbolism that vary across different regions and communities. African jewellery is a prime example of this diversity, offering a rich tapestry of styles, materials, and techniques that reflect the continent's vibrant cultural heritage. From intricately beaded necklaces to elaborate brass ornaments, African jewellery has evolved over thousands of years, drawing inspiration from religious, social, and economic contexts.


Jewellery-making is an ancient craft that has been practised worldwide for centuries. In Africa, jewellery holds a significant place in the continent's diverse cultural heritage. It has been used by African tribes for a variety of purposes, including adornment, communication, and as a symbol of status and identity.


The materials used are varied and depend on the tribe's location, resources, and cultural beliefs. African beads—which can be made from natural fibres and animal bones as well as precious metals and gemstones—have been used to make intricate pieces of jewellery. Each piece carries a unique story, representing a particular moment in history or reflecting a cultural tradition that has been passed down through generations.


African jewellery continues to captivate people's attention worldwide for its beauty, symbolism, and historical significance.


At African Angel Art, we take pride in our collection of African beads and jewellery, which showcase the continent's rich cultural heritage. Our passion for authentic African art is reflected in the quality and craftsmanship of each piece, including our African beaded bracelets.


We work closely with local artisans to create unique, handcrafted bracelets that are not only beautiful but also carry deep cultural significance. By wearing one of our African beaded bracelets, you are not only adding a touch of ethnic charm to your outfit but also celebrating the rich history and symbolism embedded in African culture. Browse our collection today and discover the beauty of African beaded bracelets.