OUR PHILOSOPHY

Art, design & culture. ALMASIKA merges an abundance of influences. We embrace global traditions to create sculptural jewelry rooted in the universal symbols, shapes and stories that transcend societal boundaries. 

Softness, curves & signature, ALMASIKA soft curves echo the lines of the body. Necklaces undulate delicately, bracelets twine, earrings nestle. We design understated silhouettes that come to life, crafted to move you through the day and into the evening. 

Contemplation, reflection, and discussion form the triple foundation of the ALMASIKA approach. We learn from all creatives, from architects to art historians to engineers and artisans. Cultural craftspeople act both as interlocutors and sources of inspiration, setting in motion an artistic and intellectual dialogue. Each has contributed to the genesis of our house’s powerful contemporary jewelry.

OUR COMMITMENT

We take pride in creating unique and distinctive designs that come to life in the hands of master craftsmen. Our jewelry is designed in Chicago and made using 18K gold. All our diamonds are natural and conflict-free. We take pride in creating unique and distinctive designs that come to life in the hands of master craftsmen. 

Gold & Diamonds

The name ALMASIKA stems from “almasi”, the Swahili word for diamond and “sika”meaning gold in several West African languages, evoking the power of two natural treasures joining to form a symbiosis of beauty.

CATHERINE SARR

Catherine Sarr’s journey across three continents and her years spent in the diamond and fine jewelry industry are at the heart and soul of ALMASIKA, her Chicago-based fine jewelry brand.

Co-founder of the Prix Sarr-Les Beaux-Arts Paris and an avid art collector, Sarr’s practice is inextricably linked to her appreciation of creative composition. “Cultural craftspeople act both as interlocutors and sources of inspiration, setting in motion an artistic and intellectual dialogue.”

Embraced by luminaries in all fields, ALMASIKA has been seen on notable women around the world.

Catherine is a member of the Board of Directors of the Diamond Do Good Foundation, the programing committee of the Arts Club of Chicago, The Tokyo Art Club and The Art Institute of Chicago.