In his jewelry designs for his brand Khiry, Jameel Mohammed challenges Eurocentric notions of luxury and high fashion by employing the principles of Afrofuturism—the intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. “It’s a means of reexamining my own history and culture, and finding beauty with myself and my people,” says Mohammed, who grew up in Chicago and was encouraged by his parents to explore his African ancestral history. He channels these stories and motifs into his sleek, minimal designs, such as these Long Drop Jug Earrings, which are inspired by the shapes of water jugs and calf skin—”unspillable life” according to Mohammed. Intended for everyday wear and made in New York City from polished sterling silver and gold vermeil, the earrings measure 3.14”l each.
Size3.39l x 0.89"w
Material18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver
Year of Design2022
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