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Ashione Gallery

*Ah-hh Ashione, ebe ndioma mara, nazu!

We Speak African Art!

Necklaces

Fantastic Finds!

We have been around since 1992, but the concept of finery in African artifacts and fantastic jewelry was fostered long ago. We were witness to vestiges of ceremonial outings, where the indigenes, both males and females, would put on dazzling shows just by dressing in their finest attires - clothing (they had names for each different kind -omu-aro, adire, kente cloth, Akwete, etc), fantastic jewelry, emblematic walking staffs, slippers and umbrellas. For instance, it was quite an awesome site, and still is, to witness a funeral procession of an elder in Accra, Ghana.


Elders (some of the men over six feet tall) would drape themselves in traditional Kente (royal) cloth, adorn themselves with ancient or ancient themed jewelry, and ceremonially hold huge festive umbrellas. It was quite something to see!! It still is!!!

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And so it was not accidental that in 1992 when we opened our doors in the West Village in New York City, that we insisted and showcased nothing but the finest in African artworks, including fantastic jewelry. We can still hear our customers' first responses about the jewelry. "Oh, it is too big, oh it is not finished right - no clasps, oh, it is too colorful", oh, oh, oh....

But, we never gave in nor let up! And pretty soon the superstars, designers and a few politicians (!) noticed us, and the rest is history! Once they started wearing our jewelry, it seems the world took notice and has itself not let up!! African jewelry to our delight and trendsetting ways, is now worn everywhere.


Read more - scroll at the way down.


So, let us bejewel you and yours. Whether you are looking for the traditional, fashion-trendsetting, classical, timeless, opulent and oh my, unbelievable, look no further. It is all in here. You always find it here first!


We now also carry African influenced jewelry.


Enjoy. And don't forget to SHARE with friends and family!


Our Fantabulous Finds...

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Multicolored West African Necklace

Hand strung with raffia. - Nka. 100
$24.00

Multicolored West African Necklace

Hand strung with raffia. 3 strands for $59 - Nka. 101
$59.00

Multicolored West African Necklace

To bountify you even further, we will sell you 10 strands for only $150 - Nka. 102
$150.00

Tuareg Necklaces

The Tuareg people used to dominate the Sahara Desert, but have settled in many parts of Western and northern Africa. Their jewelry which were handed down through generations, were made to reflect their families, "clans" or trade practiced.


Their beautiful and timeless jewelry is now known and sought after the world over. Many museums across the world have their jewelry on display. There are always some magic and relevancy attached, as the different styles and shapes tell stories. Unfortunately, because of their oral history base, we are beginning to loose some of those stories and their meanings!


But the jewelry remain timeless!! They are part of the African jewelry genre considered treasures. We bring them all to you. Everyone should own a Tuareg piece or pieces! Start a collection today!!!


Enjoy.

True Tuareg Necklace

Black beads with silver centerpiece. Timeless jewelry - Nka. 103
$135.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Black beads with silver centerpiece. Probably made by a different artist of the same "clan". Timeless jewelry - Nka. 104
$135.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Timeless jewelry with silver and blue resin, believed to be stained amber - Nka. 105
$145.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Tuareg Necklace, silver w/ebony wrap. Unusually timeless - Nka. 106
$165.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Black beads with silver centerpiece - Nka. 107
$95.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Black beads with silver center piece. - Nka. 108
$95.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Tuareg necklace with seven (7) panels. - Nka. 109
$165.00

True Tuareg Grand Necklace

With (9) panels. Probably a commissioned piece that belonged to a well to do family. - Nka. 110
$249.00

True Tuareg Necklace

In Africa, they would say; fine,fine, for this piece, 'cause it bears repeating. Very beautiful! - Nka. 111
$195.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Jigida and silver panel. Designer Made! - Nka. 112
$249.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Beads, silver and resin, believed to be amber - Nka. 113
$145.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Tuareg choker with decorations. Always in great demand - Nka. 114
$135.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Tuareg choker with decorations. Always in great demand - Nka. 115
$135.00

True Tuareg Necklace

Tuareg choker with decorations. Always in great demand - Nka. 116
$135.00

Uniquely Beautiful Necklaces

Gold Overlay Centerpiece Necklace

Beautiful 24 carat gold overlay centerpiece, strung with trade rope for more versatility. - Nka. 117
$135.00

Silver Centerpiece Necklace

Beautiful silver pendant strung with trade rope for more versatility. - Nka. 118
$135.00

Silver Necklace

Traditional Kenyan silver necklace. Pretty! Pretty!! Be bejeweled like a Kenyan! - Nka. 119
$135.00

Silver Chain Necklace

Drapes beautifully! - Nka. 120
$85.00

Bida (Nigeria) - Moroccan Necklace

Bida beads, Moroccan centerpiece. Designer made. Beautiful! - Nka. 121
$85.00

Ghanian Necklace

Gorgeous Ghanaian necklace - Nka. 122
$95.00

Silver Necklace

Classic silver necklace w/charming centerpiece - Nka. 123
$95.00

Ghanaian Necklace

Wonderful Ghanaian necklace - Nka. 124
$95.00

Multi-Colored Necklace

Multi-colored beaded necklace with a beautiful centerpiece. - Nka. 125
$49.00

Designer made Ghanaian Necklace

Beautiful Ghanaian necklace w/stones. Get/give a gift today!! - Nka. 126
$95.00

Designer made Kenyan Necklace

Kenyan mask necklace. Wears so beautifully! - Nka. 127
$89.00

Copper Necklace

Classic copper neck brace fits small to medium necks. Science now tells us that copper is good for you! - Nka. 128
$69.00

Vintage Ghanaian Necklace

Vintage beautiful Ghanaian necklace with royal Igbo beads and a pendant. Oral history was written on the pendant! Ethnographic history on a pendant, not on a tablet! - Nka.129
$249.00

Trade Bead Necklace

Trade beads were traded as currency and its jewelry is in great demand to this day! - Nka. 130
$265.00

Designer made Cowry Shell Necklace

Black and white beaded necklace with cowrie shells, as centerpiece. As one might know, cowrie was once thought to be medicinal and of magic, hence they were included in many of west and central Africa's spiritual practices, were also once currency traded and still reverenced by many Africans to this day! - Nka. 131
$89.00

Designer made Jigida and Resin Necklace

Jigida and material believed to be resin. Wears beautifully! - Nka. 132
$89.00

Nkalari Necklace

Designer made. Fantastic red necklace with center nkalari (Igbo, Nigeria, old currency). Oral history informs that red was the color of royalty. Today, everywhere, red is considered a powerful color, and we can't wait to wear! - Nka. 133
$165.00

Designer made Marriage Bead Necklace

Beautiful marriage bead necklace. Marriage beads originated from Europe and adopted by Africans. Today, visitors to west Africa prefer to obtain their marriage beads there! - Nka. 134
$95.00

Ceremonial Tree Nut Necklace

Ceremonial tree nut necklace with glass beads and a large trade bead center. We saw a world famous designer wearing a string of these in Manhattan, NY. She looked amazing! Give you a hint. First name starts with a V and last name starts with a W. - Nka. 135
$195.00

Grand designer made tree nut ceremonial piece

This piece includes vintage Igbo royal beads for a royal fit! - Nka. 136
$249.00

Tuareg Wrap

Beautiful colors of hand weaved beads that could be worn around neck, anklet, and wrist - Nka. 137
$30.00

B/W Beaded Necklace

Black beads and moonstone centerpiece. - Nka. 138
$49.00

Designer made green necklace

Traditional and natural green beads necklace, with sterling silver centerpiece. You look amazing in green! - Nka. 139
$165.00

Traditinal Kenyan Necklace

Traditional multi tiered Kenyan necklace in brass. May bring abundance to the wearer! - Nka. 140
$135.00

Brass Necklace

Beautiful brass choker - Nka. 141
$135.00

Traditiona Kenyan Necklace

Kenyan brass necklace in circles. Lite wear and drapes beautifully. - Nka. 142
$95.00

Amber Necklace

Beaded necklace with amber centerpiece. - Nka. 143
$49.00

Traditional Kenyan Necklace

Stylish and traditional Kenyan necklace made of bone. Easy wear. - Nka. 144
$69.00

Butterfly Necklace

Follow that butterfly! As you may know, butterflies migrate seasonally from South America to South Africa. The Museum of National History once did a segment on that particular migration. Contact them. They may have a video to sell. What a beautiful journey! Each side to this piece differently hand made. We love butterflies!! - Nka. 145
$59.00

Gorgeous Necklace

Hand hammered with an intricate centerpiece. Would go with many outfits. - Nka. 146
$135.00

Vintage Black and White Necklace.

Black and white beaded necklace, always look stunning on you! Always in vogue, and this one comes beautifully "bountified" (multi tiered) for you !! We believe the white beads were old coral. The old ones always look spectacular!!! Shows its age! If you like like/new, this is not for you!! Bella Bella Bella!! - Nka. 147
$149.00

Rare vintage lapis lazulli necklace

Beautiful lapis lazulli necklace. Could be worn by itself or combined with other jewelry for that "bountified" look we all so love! See Nka.#149 for additional details. - Nka. 148
$195.00

Grand Lapis and Silver Necklace

True lapis lazulli necklaces or earrings are getting harder to find. True lapis is a beautiful rich and azure - like blue jewelry with different hues. Because of its rarity, difficulty in mining and crafting, this wonderful jewelry was reserved for those of higher status (and their cohorts). Today, we can't wait to find true lapis to adorn ourselves! - Nka. 149
$395.00

Keyan status batik necklace

Worn this traditional way or the style created by a fashion designer for Ashione Gallery, pl. see Nka.151 #, this jewelry is a show stopper. You may also want to read our Batik bone write up on the Bracelet page. You always see the most amazing things here first at Ashione Gallery. Some of our customers have also framed as art! Price reduction to your benefit! Was $295 - Nka. 150
$195.00

Kenyan status batik necklace

A "fashionista" style first designer- created for Ashione Gallery. It did not take long to catch on! If you like to treat yourself as the princess or queen that you are, and/or you are a "fashionista", this one is for you!! Price reduction to your benefit Was $395. - Nka. 151
$295.00

Kenyan status batik necklace.

Pl see the Bracelet page for addl. description. Traditional Kenyan necklace for those of means Can also be framed' Price reduction to your benefit. Was $295 - Nka. 152
$195.00

Kenyan Batik Necklace

Traditional batik necklace, made up of four panels. Hangs very nicely. - Nka. 153
$39.00

Ghanaian status necklace

Status glass beads. Ghana (The old Gold Coast). This, akin to their Kenyan counterpart, were worn by people of means. Its appearance should tell you all you want to know! You could wear this traditional style or the designed "fashionista" style. Pl. see Nka.#155. Price reduction to your benefit. Was $295 - Nka. 154
$195.00

Ghanaian Blue Glass Necklace

Status glass beads. Ashione Gallery was the first to produce this designer style. We are always the first (1st.). Price reduction to your benefit! Was $395 - Nka. 155
$295.00

West African Necklace

Gorgeous West African wealth - themed necklace. One of a kind! - Nka. 156
$195.00

Traditional Maasai Necklace

Wonderful Maasai collar - Nka. 157
$125.00

Traditional Maasai Necklace

Wonderful Maasai collar - Nka. 158
$125.00

Traditional Maasai Necklace

Beautiful Maasai collar - Nka. 159
$125.00

Show piece silver necklace

Somebody crafted this piece for great joy and attention. Would make any outfit and create buzz---. Enjoy! - Nka. 160
$275.00

Power Necklace

Ghanaian beads and Kenyan silver centerpiece. You've got the power now, but so did African royals. Oral history informs us that red was their color. Designer Made. Price reduction to your benefit!! - Nka. 161
$249.00

Marriage Beads

Oral history informs us that marriage beads originated from Europe and exchanged for goods. It was popularized by West Africans and to this day, western tourists prefer to obtain theirs from the West African region. Authentic ones are difficult to come by. This one is strung with sand stones, the traditional way. - Nka. 162
$249.00

Grand Malachite Necklace

Designer made of selected jumbo malachite beads. In the Congo, malachite is sold by weight, like silver and gold, and is considered precious. It is also becoming rarer to find, because of the strive in the region. This should make a wonderful gift, as well. - Nka. 163
$295.00

South African Necklace

Gorgeous South African necklace, 3 strands in 1. Made of those telephone wires we all love! - Nka. 164
$135.00

Swirl Necklace

This Swirl brass necklace is swell indeed! - Nka. 165
$135.00

Leather Necklace

Leather is always in vogue and muy stylish! - Nka. 166
$69.00

Sterling silver overlay necklace

Sterling silver overlay necklace to go with many outfits for work or play. - Nka. 167
$135.00

Silver Necklace

Beautiful trendy silver necklace for work or play and can go with many outfits. - Nka. 168
$135.00

Vintage multicolored beaded Necklace

Long enough to be slipped over the head. The cloth ending is showing signs of aging, but does not take away from the look of the jewelry. Price reduction for a huge break to your benefit. Was $195. - Nka. 169
$69.00

Gorgeous metallic Necklace believed to be Brass necklace

Beautifully done and long enough to be slipped over the head - Nka. 170
$95.00

Amber and brass leaves necklace

One of a kind designer made West African necklace made of brass leaves and amber. Hangs wonderfully. - Nka. 171
$95.00

Stunning designer made Jigida and Moroccan pieced Moroccan bead Necklace

Stunning necklace made of jigida beads and old Moroccan bead centerpiece. - Nka. 172
$249.00

Ghanaian Glass Necklace

Ghanaian glass necklace. It must be noted that for their glass beads to be different, African jewelers may have added sediments like volcanic ash, tree saps or other secret ingredients to their glass base. If you wear African jewelry made of glass, we are certain you are aware of the difference between your African glass bead necklaces and others. - Nka. 173
$95.00

Ghanaian Glass Necklace

See Nka. #173 for addl. descriptions - Nka. 174
$95.00

Silver Necklace

Classic silver necklace, can wear for work or play. - Nka. 175
$49.00

Leopard look necklace

Leopard print on a unique fabricated heavy board, with old Igbo royal bronze/brass center piece with sign symbols. Always step out in unique style! They would be trying to figure out your jewelry, all nite long, and that's the idea. They don't know what you are wearing!! - Nka. 176
$195.00

Silver Knots

Knotted necklace for the beautiful one! - Nka. 177
$195.00

Chic Necklace

Tres, tres, chic! Could be worn right over the head, without undoing the fasteners. - Nka. 178
$245.00

Multi layered necklace

Multi layered necklace of gold tone metallic cuts. Wears so beautifully! - Nka. 179
$149.00

Silver Necklace

Very dramatic! A show stopper!! A wonderful conversational piece!!! See model with the brass kind. - Nka. 180
$195.00

Vintage brass necklace

Brass on leather. This amazing piece shows vestiges of age. If you like shiny necklaces, this one is not for you. However, you can polish with a fine brass polish. Very beautiful to have. Price break to your benefit. Was $295. - Nka. 181
$195.00

Black and White Horn Necklace

Drama piece and a show stopper Great conversational piece! Price break to your benefit. Was $195 - Nka. 182
$135.00

Hand made wood necklace

Elegant piece. Show stopper. Great conversational piece. - Nka. 183
$295.00

Gorgeous silver necklace

Gorgeous silver necklace that makes any occasion. They may be talking about this for days. - Nka. 184
$295.00

Abundance Necklace

Each entity to this piece seems to have been separately hand cast. Abundance theme. Fit for royalty. - Nka. 185
$249.00

Fantastic necklace

Fantastic necklace fit for a queen. One of a kind. - Nka. 186
$135.00

Stunning Necklace

This stunning necklace reminds one of how beautifully jewelry used to be made, and with great attention too! A stunning piece to have or give as a present!! - Nka. 187
$295.00

Amber and Resin Necklace

Multi-layered necklace of resinous elements. They don't make them like this any more! Enjoy! Price break to your benefit. Was $295. - Nka. 188
$195.00

Abundance Themed necklace

5 in 1, abundant theme necklace. Great conversational piece. - Nka. 189
$249.00

Opulent necklace