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Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Sahmani jewellery fuses ancient wisdom with modern luxury, to create more meaningful beauty.
Inspired by an African mythology that speaks of universal truth, our handcrafted, 18 carat gold pieces are as meaningful as they are beautiful.
We use Adinkra symbols steeped in mystical significance to create our jewellery. These golden emblems are said to have been sent from heaven to an ancient warrior king, each with its own name, history and meaning.
Adinkra have been worn for centuries to project strength, fearlessness and love - and to remind the wearer of their own inherent power, capability, and what lies ahead.
A Sahmani piece uses these timeless emblems to represent your story. To celebrate the triumphs - and mark the challenges - that made you who you are. To inspire renewed faith that all things are possible as you shape your own destiny.
To guide you towards becoming your best self, whatever that means to you, with the understated elegance of ancient energy on your side.
Sahmani jewellery is made using a balance of traditional handcrafting and ultra-modern production techniques.
Our rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are available in two core collection designs, with bespoke pieces also offered - including our popular engagement ring design service.
Each design is initially hand-sketched, before being 3D modelled. Clients choosing bespoke pieces can have their hands and décolletages included in these models to give a personalised 360° preview of how their jewellery will look.
Pieces are then hand-cast in 18 carat gold by our artisan jewellers, who will also add any precious stones that have been selected. (All Sahmani materials, including gemstones, are ethically sourced.)
Finished jewellery is presented in elegant white wooden boxes, with an accompanying explanation of the meaning of each Adinkra symbol that is featured.
All jewellery can be cast in yellow gold, rose gold and platinum by special order.
Our founder’s story
Sahmani is the lovechild of former management consultant Aisha Asamany, who started the business with a problem: a lost ring.
Not just any ring - a ring she had designed herself, from scratch, to celebrate her first job in banking. Plus, to honour her mixed Ghanian, St. Lucian and Bajan heritage in a way that fit her London lifestyle.
Aisha’s ring was a completely unique piece that represented all the hard work, determination and perseverance that got her to where she was. A one-off design that fused the key elements of her personal story as an ambitious professional, a young Londoner (and ex-hip hop dancer), and a child of deep, traditional roots.
“It was my first ‘forever’ piece,” says Aisha, “and used a selection of Adinkra symbols that meant something to me to mark the moment I thought: ‘This is it. I’ve made it.’
“It was really important to me to buy it for myself as a personal celebration. I was devastated when I realised it was gone.”
Aisha knew she couldn’t ever replace the handcrafted ring - and realised, in that moment, that fate had intervened to shape her destiny anew.
She set out to bring the ancient Adinkra wisdom of her forefathers to a modern audience, by designing jewellery for those seeking more meaningful beauty.
Strength, determination, passion and love have shaped the Sahmani story. We can’t wait to help you honour yours.