BLACK HISTORY MONTH
"When we respect our blood ancestors and our spiritual ancestors, we feel rooted.
If we find ways to cherish and develop our spiritual heritage, we will avoid the kind of alienation
that is destroying society, and we will become whole again..."
— Thich Nhat Hanh
"When we respect our blood ancestors
and our spiritual ancestors, we feel rooted.
If we find ways to cherish and develop
our spiritual heritage, we will avoid the kind
of alienation that is destroying society,
and we will become whole again..."
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Explore Our Legacy-Inspired Jewelry
I design jewelry that pays homage to the creative forces that allow me to exist in this space.
The stories of these jewels are a snapshot of my heart".
— Sasha V.
I design jewelry that pays homage
to the creative forces that allow me to exist
in this space. The stories of these jewels
are a snapshot of my heart".
— Sasha V.
Designed for my late Aunt, Missy.
Inspired by the distinct beauty of a woman's natural, multi-ethnic hair and facial features. Made of metal that creates distinctive waves of the hair. For a bold statement, we like to stack this with other rings from the FACES collection.
"BECAUSE we have lost the path our ancestors cleared kneeling in perilous undergrowth, our children cannot find their way". Find a way to honor your ancestors, and find your way. I pay homage to Maya Angelou, the woman who's poetry helped give me words when I didn't have them. The ring isn't her likeness, it's a silhouette of every woman that has paved a way.
The dimensions in this pendant make for an interesting conversation piece.We see a power in the representation of a woman’s profile.It begs to make a statement for the power of the multi-ethnic woman.
Know Your History
The Know Your History mantra is an understanding that we must seek what came before to understand where we are today. My designs are heavily influenced by historical references and that is what makes it so personal. Depth of knowledge produces significantly better art, in my humble opinion.
King of Kings
A new release in our FACES Collection that features a bright array of natural gemstones to represent the hair and features on the face.
Can be worn as a unisex piece.
MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER
Prior to building a community of Adore Adorn supporters, I had this notion in my head that I wanted to make Black Stories beautiful. I'm a girl from 2 very diverse inner-cities — Chicago and Kansas City. I know firsthand, our stories are not always pretty. Yet, what we create out of our experiences is nothing short of alchemy.
Now, that I am growing a dedicated following, I want to share the who, what, and where that inspires my jewelry. It's so many different reasons that I'm where I am today. I pour that into my creative process, very literally. I don't get my perspective from out of the sky. It's real experiences of love, learning, truth, and even pain.
Today, I'm dedicated to boosting our local economies to help transform our communities. Black culture is delicate and powerful, and I want others to know that you must be purpose-driven to make our art sustainable. I dedicate 15% of my (very) hard-earned sales to organizations designed to directly support our root — valuable black lives working to survive.
— Sasha V
In 2016 I hired Chicago artist, Troy Scat to sketch the faces that you now see in my jewelry. I was enamored by his pencil sketches of women with flowers for hair. He told me in an earlier interview [paraphrased] "The women that I paint are everyday women. They are fearless as regular women. It shows that we have power. It shows that the Eurocentric woman isn't the only standard of beauty... It's a conversation of acceptance — like accepting your body and the color of your skin. That's where the power comes from." Our collaboration is a story of inclusion and in general how Black people are portrayed as strength in a society that does not always show that.