Customized Gifting options

Lukagwa made some great strides this year.We listened to you and thought of ways to ensure you get your customized gift packages.On special occassions like an anniversary,birthday,graduation or even a new born; one would love to give a gift that celebrates the occassion.
We partnered with Mesmerize a popular online flower shop to come up with special gift packages.The packaging of the Flowers will have a special message which is curated as per your instructions.Lukagwa jewelry will be precisely created to fit the persona of that special person.

Let your personal style shine with Lukagwa

As the year comes to an end,our clients in the U.S showed us how they incorporate Lukagwa into their style.
You’ll be sure to charm this season in this on-trend necklace. It sparkles with an assortment of colorful beads and also features a cow bone motif. Full of contemporary flair, Avis pairs her’s with a turtle-neck shirt and a Lukagwa wrap bracelet.

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Our customer looks stunning in her eye catching African jewelry ensemble.
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She fell in love with this Afrocentric exquisite necklace. She afterwards rocked this necklace to her prom night with her little black dress.
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These Afrocentric hair clips are a hit, especially for naturalistas. They are feminine, elegant, and perfect for gifting. Mix and match with more from the Lukagwa line to create cool contrasts.

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Dapper hair accessories for Locks

Lukagwa’s hair accessories are inspired by our urge to accessorize our own dreadlocks. We also took into account sister locks and women of color who like to keep their hair natural.

Check us out on http://www.etsy.com/shop/lukagwa for a selection of our classy Afrocentric Hair Pins.

Slap him with a pair of Bespoke Afrocentric Cuff links!

The Brass Cufflinks’ symbolic motif takes on a radiant new form in the Lukagwa family. Designed with a dimensional framework, these sparkling cufflinks have a contemporary spin on traditional African art.

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Feel the beats from Africa with this pair of African drum cufflinks. The Luhya community in western Kenya is known for their famous Isikuti drum and their vigorous dancing.This pair of Custom made Brass cuff links is a creation of this drum.
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Perfect for gifting, this pair of custom made brass cufflinks feature african motifs. Africa has a wealth of patterns, everywhere you look you will see repetitions of shapes and colours, textures and lines laid out in all sorts of arrangements.
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The Nyanga Pan Pipes flute is popular amongst the people of Mozambique. It is bamboo or reed instrument composed of multiple small tubes of varying length tied together.This pair of African Brass Cuff links are influenced by this powerful traditional flute.

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Style meets culture in this gourd shaped pair of Brass Cuff links.In our local setting the Gourd is used to consume porridge making it tastier.In our dialect we call it the Eshimuka.

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The idea of making Cuff links in the semblance of a Cello was influenced by a client. Notably Lucille, founder of Lukagwa has a passion for music thus we brought the concept to life.

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Fish is a delicacy and a source of livelihood for some in the Kenyan setting. We chose to depict this treasured aquatic animal in our custom made Afrocentric Brass Cuff links.

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Warm Regards,
Atiamuga

Traditional beads: A rich blend of beauty, history and aesthetics

Beads are an integral part of the African history and culture.They were used as a status symbol,adornment and gift.

Maasai beads
These attractive beads are made of plastic and glass that the Maasai obtained from other communities through trade. Before that the Maasai used wood,iron, seeds and shells as materials to make their traditional ornaments. Making jewelry is done specifically by women and it’s considered their duty to learn bead work. In the pastoral communities beaded necklaces were used to indicate the status of one in society.A young unmarried Samburu lady would wear a series of beaded necklaces, which have been given to her as gifts.These beaded necklaces would make her desirable thus securing a marriage proposal. Amongst the Kikuyu a circumcised man would wear a beaded belt known as Kenyatta until he became an elder.In South Africa the Zulu used specific color of the beads to convey a message to their suitor.

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They are a major feature during many traditional festivals during which devotees and participants decorate their bodies with beads of different shapes, colours and sizes. Glass Beads were also one of the products traded, in exchange for humans between Europeans and West Africans in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade era. Later beads signified royalty and distinguished a royal father from his subjects, chieftain title holders and other monarchs always wore beads.Glass beads in Africa are mostly made by the Bida of Nigeria, Krobo of Ghana and Baoule of Cote d’Ivoire.

Cowrie shells
Cowrie shells are valued for their durability and aesthetics.They were once used as burial offerings and symbolize fertility.
It is believed that cowrie shells were the first currency used by mankind. In Ancient Africa they represented wealth and were traded for food,goods and services. They were mostly sourced from India.Nowadays they are used in ornaments and numerous decorations.

Make your statement

People do notice rings, even if they do not say anything. It’s best to wear one bold statement ring on one hand and that is enough to make your whole outfit stand out.

 Ensure that the color of your nail polish does not clash with the colors in your ring, and avoid wearing a bold and colorful ring with multi-colored manicures, nail art and glittery nail polish. While this may look cute, it does not exactly convey a statement of elegance.

These eye-catching rings from Lukagwa are unique one of a kind art pieces, encapsulating the beauty of Africa and it’s culture. 

Buy yours now on www.etsy.com/shop/lukagwa.