Adwoa Aboah, the golden goddess of fashion, isn’t the same without being draped in gold jewelry. With her new collaboration with jewelry brand John Hardy, the model has created limited-edition pieces grounded in her culture and heritage. The AA x JH collection mixes metals punctuated by raw stones selected for their affirming properties: pyrite, black tourmaline and hematite offer grounding and strength, while pink tourmaline, rose quartz and spinel extend color, energy and light.
Standout pieces are the signet rings that were inspired by an Aboah family heirloom, which has been passed down for three generations. She changed the shape of the rings in honor of her female empowerment platform, Gurls Talk. Aboah told Vogue that her main inspiration for her designs were all the women she loves: “When designing I envisioned all the girls I love: my friends, my mum, my sisters, my tribe – wearing this jewelry.”
Aboah believes that jewelry has a transformative power, adding, “Creating pieces that spoke to my authenticity and that could be personalized in a variety of ways was very important to me.”
“Our collaboration celebrates the artistic spirit of chain, its strength and ability to transform into endless combinations to express your personal aesthetic,” Hollie Bonneville Barden, creative director of John Hardy, said. “From the very beginning, Adwoa brought a distinctive point of view on raw materials that were rich in contrasts, including powerful stones accented with splashes of colour that felt authentic to her creative, bold style.”
The AA x JH collection is being sold in John Hardy stores and at johnhardy.com. Prices range from $295 for a single earring to $25,000 for a gold body chain with gemstones.