African Trade Beads Jewellery Collection (ATBJC)

South Africa
  • Booth: 1573

Welcome to African Trade Beads Jewellery Collection, the world of modern African creations. Inspired by the history of centuries of bead trading in Africa, our collection of jewellery is made on our premises in  South Africa. Our beads come from throughout Africa and are all handmade. 

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  • African Trade Beads Jewellery Collection is proud to share its latest range of Nguni cow horn and brass earrings and bracelets. Each circle, teardrop, oval and bracelets are all hand-carved by artisans in Kwazulu-Natal. We work in collaboration with Tirang Creations to create beautiful 100% South African items by combining the unique features of hand-carved, sustainably harvested cow horn with brass and silver workmanship.


  • African Traditional Range
    The African Traditional Range is made up of a variety of hand-made African beads and produced in South Africa by our highly skilled artisans. The beads are made by 11 different African countries....

  • African Traditional Range honours the tradition of African beads traded throughout the continent over 500 years. Each jewellery item is individually made and no two items are the same. This range includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings. We also provide a selection of African exhibition materials and marketing collateral to help complement retail displays.
  • Gold of Africa
    The Gold of Africa range is inspired by the 16th century African Gold which was featured in the collection of the Gold of Africa Barbier-Mueller Museum....

  • The Gold of Africa celebrates a high level of craftsmanship that tells the story of hundreds of years of goldsmith artistry passed down through generations in Africa. African Trade Beads Jewellery Gold of Africa collection comes from Mali, Ethiopia, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. Each piece is gold-plated and created in our Johannesburg workshop.
  • African Gorgeous Gorgeous Range
    The African Gorgeous Gorgeous range of necklaces is developed for a woman seeking an unusual statement piece. Each necklace is unique and is made with beads from countries throughout Africa....

  • All African Gorgeous Gorgeous Range necklaces are unique and made with beads from throughout Africa, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Mauritania and Kenya. The necklaces are 50-52 cm or 20-21" long and come with a hand-written tag telling the names of individual beads.
  • African Antique and Vintage
    The African Antique and Vintage range honours the significant history of trade beads....

  • The African Antique and Vintage range are made of beads from throughout the continent, including the Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Mali and Kenya. Each item is individually made and not two items are alike, with beads ranging from 30 - 100 years old.
  • African Organic Range
    The African Organic Range is a celebration of organic materials and things from nature....

  • The African Organic range is made of things of nature, including bone, stone, shells, driftwood from beaches and recycled glass mixed together with brass and silver. These are suitable for specialty shops, luxury resorts, high-end destination lodges and department stores. 

    Our latest range is proudly 100% South African and made up of sustainably sourced Nguni cow-horn hand-carved by artisans in Kwazulu-Natal and combined with silver or brass.

  • African Special Collection
    The African Special Collection is made up of one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces....

  • Each year African Trade Beads Jewellery Collection travels around Africa to collect beads at their source. Beads are made up in 11 different African countries and include recycled glass, amber, brass, silver, cow bone, old coins, terracotta, wood and various other materials. These unique collectables are produced in our workshop in South Africa.
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