Throughout history, work in brass has reigned importance in art from the Benin Empire and other West African traditions such as the Akan gold weights. Many of the lost-wax castings, the ancient duplication of sculptures dating back to the Indus Valley civilization, made by the Kingdom of Ife were formed from the alloy. Featured here is the modern use of the ancient brass metal. Emerging luxury African designers such as Cape Town’s Lorne provide their own iterations through their elegant jewelry pieces. These adornments take on unique silhouettes that are polished and render not only jewelry but wearable art. Inspired by African heritage, each piece holds meaning surrounded by the ideas of healing, community, and wisdom. Whether complex or simplistic design is preferred, shop beautiful storytelling jewelry here.