Minimal Geometric shaped cow-horn stack rings? Yes please we are absolutely sold! KONA is an absolutely stunning Ugandan accessory brand that is definitely on our brands-to-watch list. Their jewelry line especially caught our eye with its creative twists to your everyday pieces and definite appeal for every woman’s style. KONA’s jewelry collection is giving the modern African woman everything she would look for in an everyday wear jewelry brand. Muted pieces that work seamlessly into every outfit? Bold vibrantly patterned prints that create pops of color and texture on an outfit? Or the absolutely exquisite minimal pieces that adorn traditional African and Asian materials with a feel of futuristic modernity, KONA has at the price range of non-luxury jewelry product created exquisite stand-out pieces by looking outside the box for creative ideas and designs.
The brand KONA’s jewelry line seeks to merge Africa and Asia and thus creates a beautiful collabo of two worlds that are known for their celebration of design, creativity, and artistic bold fashion statements, it is no surprise that these two inspirations come together so seamlessly.
The brand integrates the raw, boldness of African and Asian fashion and style into wearable and modern pieces. For people who still do not own pieces by African brands your excuses are fast running out. With pieces that speak to every portion of modern African women still shamelessly connecting with their roots, KONA’s jewelry line really is the Afro-Asian brand that speaks to the modern woman.
What KONA lacks in size, and presence as many other growing African brands do, it makes up for with its constantly creative energy that is evident by its use of non-traditional pieces, and bold play on up-cycling. How cool are this necklaces and jewelry pieces made from recycled mineral water bottles? KONA is really the definition of practical creativity and that is the reason it is definitely on our brand-to-watch list, that and the fact that they have officially made recycled mineral water bottles the ultimate cool accessory.
All images by Lamic Kirabo
All Jewelry by KONA Uganda
Featured Magazines: Elle South Africa June 2016, Bazaar India December 2011