For many women, your wedding day is the one day where you want to bend or break the rules a little bit. You may find yourself wanting to make a statement in your attire, your hair, and in the accessories.
If you’re one of these women, you may find the perfect earrings for your special day from Vintage Royalty, a Black owned business featuring handmade wedding jewelry crafted by Meena Osei-Kuffour.
Vintage Royalty is an e-commerce site which launched just last year, after Osei-Kuffour spent 12 years bringing her dream of a vintage jewelry line to fruition.
“The Vintage Royalty, started in my bedroom, days after returning home from college graduation. The inspiration being that I would create vintage inspired jewelry, handmade by me.”
Each of the pieces are inspired by Meena’s Ghanaian heritage and jewelry from the 1920s and beyond.
Describing her work, Osei-Kuffour said, “The pieces are unique works of art and there’s something for everyone. I take my time to design, source, create/make, each and every piece myself.”
Check out some of her pieces on the following pages.
The Lucille earrings are lightweight and dainty. They’re made of plastic beads, gold plated metal brass and are 1.5 inch wide and 1.5 long.
These soft blush earrings are inspired by the women of old Hollywood. And can add a subtle pop of color to your wedding white dress or bring a new dimension to a less traditional color. These are also lightweight and made of brass and acrylic. They’re 3’ long and 2’ wide.
These have to be my favorite from the collection. They’re spunky but small enough that they won’t serve as a distraction from your hair, makeup or dress. They’re inspired by the Dorothy Dandridge film Carmen Jones of the 50’s and are made of plastic, brass, rabbit, gold plated metal.
These earrings look like something you’d see on an episode of “Golden Girls.” And on thing about those elderly women, they knew how to dress and accessorize. These Madame earrings, according to Vintage Royalty, are inspired by a walk down the French Riviera. They’re made of acrylic, pearl bead and brass.
These Mae earrings offer a classic yet artistic aesthetic. The twisted gold-plated metal with the balanced pearl was inspired by sea shells and stars in the sky.
You can never go wrong with a hoop. These lightweight dangling darlings are adorned with butterfly details but still manage to be lightweight. They’re 2.5” L 1.5” W and 4k gold plated with acrylic.
These earrings look like they have a story to tell. You would think with a detailed button and a drop pearl, there would be too much going on. But these elements align perfectly. Vintage Royalty recommends wearing these beauties with a sweetheart neckline.
I love a good accent color. And this sea foam green is beautiful. It’s understated but the gold has the ability to catch you eye. These aquatic drop earrings are also lightweight and measure 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.
If you love dainty, smaller earrings but still want a little flair, these Doe earrings would be perfect for your wedding day…or any day really. They’re named the doe because they’re meant to remind you of woodland creatures. The fan at the bottom are reminiscent of duck feet…but enchanted.
Check out the rest of Vintage Royalty’s pieces, here.