Omi Woods jewelry are contemporary heirlooms that celebrate all of our connections to Africa and her diaspora. Our jewelry is individually and ethically handmade with fair-trade African gold and globally sourced conflict-free fine metals. Omi Woods jewelry is intended to be worn everyday, gifted for special occasions and passed down to future generations so its meaning can live on for generations to come.
We believe in paying people fairly for their resources, time and labour. Our solid gold jewelry is now made with fair-trade African gold. The gold is sourced from small-scale artisanal mines that support the well-being of miners and their communities by paying miners a fair wage and contributing to improved health care, education, safety and living conditions on the continent.
Omi means ‘water’ in the Yoruba language. Together with Woods it pays tribute to founder Ashley Alexis McFarlane’s Jamaican-Ashanti-Maroon heritage; the word Jamaica derives from the indigenous Taino word ‘Xaymaca’, meaning ‘land of wood and water’.