A large part of what we know of the ancient kingdom of Axum (modern day Eritrea and northern Ethiopia) is engraved, memorialized in gold, in intricate and opulent jewelry. This AXUM collection pulls inspiration from indigenous symbolism and motif, with each piece telling the story of a beautiful people - their beliefs, religious conversions, international trade routes and political agendas. This ancestral knowledge for example is literally imbued in ancient hand stamped coins - in the minting and movement of indigenous currency, which has since been found as far as India. This carefully sourced collection is an homage, a glimpse into the royal and quotidian lives of
Axumites who adorned home in all their glory.