Announcement All orders are individually and ethically handmade and ship in 3-5 weeks. There may be unanticipated delays. As seen in Essence, Vogue, Ebony, Cultured Magazine. Shop our full collection exclusively on www.omiwoods.com @omiwoods
All orders are individually and ethically handmade and ship in 3-5 weeks. There may be unanticipated delays. As seen in Essence, Vogue, Ebony, Cultured Magazine. Shop our full collection exclusively on www.omiwoods.com @omiwoods
vanessadalloo on Dec 22, 20225 out of 5 stars
I had this item in my favourites for a long, long time. It is reminiscent of the original Guyanese/Trinidad gold coins that were passed down from my great-grandmas time. Many grandparents are lucky to receive it from their parents. My grandma did not have one, nor anyone in her family as far as I know, but she was 1 of 16 siblings!!! My mom is 1 of 4 siblings and she always admired it from older people she knew. Well I finally bought it for her for Christmas because she is turning 60 next year, and we're celebrating with a trip for the whole family. This way she can wear it in all her pictures. It is very beautiful. The coin is clearly printed on both sides. The colour of gold is rich as true Guyanese gold. I definitely recommend this for anyone who is Guyanese, if you know the history of the coin necklaces or not. Beautiful!
Melanie on Dec 21, 20225 out of 5 stars
I lost my original set while on vacation. I was so bummed that I ordered a replacement while on vacation. I received my necklaces faster than expected. Amazing quality!
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 💋
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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