11. Lingua Nigra
Lingua Nigra is a handmade jewelry brand from Chicago. The owner, Alicia G., makes amazing etched and hand cut earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces in different geometric shapes. These pieces are plated with real gold, so they’re not cheap costume jewelry. If you buy from Lingua Nigra, expect to hold onto them for a lifetime.
What I love about her jewelry is that you can see the African influence in her work, but it’s different than anything you can find in a store. These are truly statement pieces that will catch people’s eyes, and elicit loads of compliments. If you know someone who collects jewelry, check out the Lingua Nigra Etsy Shop.