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BLACKOUT15 FOR 15% off Till Monday 11:59pmEST. All orders are individually and ethically handmade and ship in 2-3 weeks. Last Day for Holiday Orders is Dec 8th. There may be unanticipated delays. As seen in Essence, Vogue, Ebony, Cultured Magazine. Shop our full collection exclusively on www.omiwoods.com @omiwoods
Judy on Aug 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
As a present for my sis. Took ages to get here but it’s worth it. Love that it’s fair trade. Bought another for myself. Xx 💋
Dylan on Aug 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
The necklace was Absolutely breathtaking!
Lucienne on Aug 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
This necklace was beautiful! I wish I would have purchased a longer chain, but the pendant was amazing!
A. on Jul 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
The cross was absolutely exquisite! Was also impressed by the timely manner in which it was received!
Ctc on May 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
What was delivered was exactly as promised. Bought for a HS grad and my son will open it soon. I’m sure he’ll wear it daily.
Omi Woods jewelry are contemporary heirlooms that celebrate our connections to Africa and her diaspora. Our jewelry is individually and ethically handmade with fair-trade African gold and globally sourced conflict-free fine metals. Omi Woods jewelry is intended to be worn everyday, gifted for special occasions and passed down to future generations so its meaning can live on for generations to come.
We believe in paying people fairly for their resources, time and labour. Our solid gold jewelry is now made with fair-trade African gold. The gold is sourced from small-scale artisanal mines that support the well-being of miners and their communities by paying miners a fair wage and contributing to improved health care, education, safety and living conditions on the continent.
Omi means 'water' in the Yoruba language. Together with Woods it pays tribute to founder Ashley Alexis McFarlane's Jamaican-Ashanti-Maroon heritage; the word Jamaica derives from the indigenous Taino word 'Xaymaca', meaning 'land of wood and water'.
People have passed jewelry down through generations since time immemorial as a means to secure heritage, values, cultural beliefs, wealth, memories, and freedom.
When founder Ashley Alexis McFarlane’s Grandmother Doreen Salmon transitioned into the realm of the ancestors she passed down the few pieces of jewelry she had to her, her mother, and her aunties.
"My Grandmother is the reason I started making jewelry and why Omi Woods is centred around heirloom heritage pieces. Her name means shalom in Hebrew and sälam in Ethiopian-Semitic languages. It translates to peace primarily, but also harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare, and tranquility. I reflect on these things as I learn about the cultures and histories Omi Woods pieces are inspired by." - McFarlane
As a way to honour her legacy, Omi Woods donates a portion of sales to a local or global non-profit, social organization, charity or cause each year.
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All orders are individually and ethically handmade and ship in 4-6 weeks. ***Due to co-vid there may be unanticipated delays.
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All orders are individually and ethically handmade and ship in 3-5 weeks. ***Due to co-vid there may be unanticipated delays.
Once made, order will take the following estimated days to arrive:
CANADIAN orders usually arrive in 4-6 business days.
USA order shipping times are about 3-4 business days.
EUROPEAN orders usually arrive in 3-5 business days
INTERNATIONAL orders usually arrive in 3-6 business days.
JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA: 3-6 business days.
You will receive a notification once your order has shipped.
Customers are responsible for applicable import and duties charges. Please visit your local government website for more information on your national duties, taxes and import fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Store your Omi Woods jewelry in a cool and dry place. Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver pieces can be kept in the pouch or jewelry case they arrive in for short periods of time, like when travelling.
Silver and Gold Vermeil like to be in open air so we recommend placing these pieces in a jewelry dish or case with ample air circulation. Solid Gold can be stored in the jewelry case indefinitely.
Polish Sterling Silver and Solid Gold pieces with a jewelry polishing cloth. Gold Vermeil designs should not be polished but dipped in a silver cleaning solution. Reduce their exposure to sweat, moisture, oils, perfumes and abrasion to maintain the plated layer of gold.
Items with pearls and gemstones should be cleaned professionally by a jeweller.