Black Panther hits the big screens later this month, bring diversity and representation with it. The strong captivating culture of Wakandan is jumping off the screen in the form of a new collection from RockLove Jewelry.
RockLove Jewelry announced an official partnership with Marvel Studios to release a Black Panther Collection comprised of seven Black Panther-inspired pieces ranging from necklaces, earrings and finger “Armor” rings, and includes the exclusive screen-accurate Black Panther Kimoyo Bracelet. According to the RockLove Jewelry website, “Kimoyo” is Bantu for “of the Spirit.” The press release shares the inspiration for the line:
Designer Allison Cimino of RockLove explains,
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is unique in many ways, and it was essential to approach designing merchandise with awareness and respect. The costumes and jewelry are not merely fantasy but an homage to authentic African culture and heritage – and that is not something that should be reproduced for mass market.”
RockLove Jewelry’s designs focus around T’Challa’s iconic Black Panther suit, which is indestructible woven mesh vibranium accented by fierce talons and claws.
“I shared my designs with legendary Black Panther costume designer, Ruth Elaine Carter, to ensure I was representing her vision of the Wakanda.”
“As a special project with Marvel Studios, top secret photos of the original Kimoyo Bracelets props were shared with me so I could sculpt a screen-accurate replica. The Wakandan glyphs are hand-painted silver and the Prime Bead has blue glow-in-the-dark enamel.”
The Talon Collection is polished gunmetal rhodium, with sleek minimalist silhouettes for the modern-day Wakandan Warrior.
The Black Panther Kimoyo Bracelet will come in a standard and collectors edition. These screen accurate bracelets feature silver Wakandan glyphs & Glow-in-the-Dark Prime Bead. The standard edition, $29.99, is made with black glass beads and is strung on thick elastic cord. The collector’s edition, $89.00, is cast in solid metal and plated with a gunmetal rhodium in a soft satin finish with hand painted glyphs and is strung on thick black elastic cord.
I love how affordable this collection is. I have not checked out RockLove Jewelry in person, but generally, these licensed collections are solid pieces. Will you be rushing to get yours before Feb 15th?