African Women
bluma project

culturally inspired – globally minded

bluma project is a Brooklyn, NYC-based jewelry and accessories company which began with a passion for global influence on contemporary design and a love of hand-crafted work. In the last 3 years, bluma has fostered strong relationships with women’s producer groups in East and West Africa, Peru and the Philippines where the collection is made.

The company’s founder, Beth Schaeffer, has successfully worked as a designer throughout her career in New York City and is supported by other designers, buyers and editors. She has travelled extensively to source design, and specifically to Rwanda, Ghana, and Peru to train women in advanced jewelry making skills.

The result is intricate, bold, beautiful jewelry, textiles and accessories; inspired by our travels, but with a modern aesthetic that appeals to the fashion customer. Having these pieces produced around the globe brings authenticity to the work and helps to build sustainable income for artisans practicing their craft.