WHO WE ARE
ABOUT CHEYANNE SYMONE
Cheyanne Symone is the embodiment of elegance and ease specializing in timeless handcrafted indigenous style jewelry designed with the professional woman in mind. We are committed to innovating style with elegant designs, women empowerment and sustainability.
An Indigenous Woman-Owned jewelry company headquartered in Ypsilanti, MI, Cheyanne Symone was founded by Brittany Cheyanne Turner in 2018. All jewelry is handmade in the USA.
Incredible women wearing beautiful jewelry.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
FOUNDER, ARTIST, & SCIENTIST
Brittany is an Environmental Scientist with roots from the people of the red earth, Haliwa-Saponi Tribe in Hollister, North Carolina. She designs and handcrafts Cheyanne Symone earrings in Ypsilanti, MI.
"I started Cheyanne Symone in 2018 when I saw a need for high quality and sustainable indigenous style beaded earrings that were versatile enough to be worn everyday in a professional work environment and yet bold enough to make a statement. Cheyanne Symone is a combination of my identity as an indigenous woman, environmental/energy scientist, and artist."
Cheyanne Symone design concepts are modern, reflective of contemporary Native American/Indigenous beadwork. Some pieces are tied to stories and causes while others embody minimalism and the beauty of simple elegance and sophistication.
Time Intensive - Beadwork is time intensive. Depending on the pattern and size of each design, it can take our Beaders between 2 - 8 hours to give life to each piece. Cheyanne Symone Beaders are indigenous women from across turtle island.
At Cheyanne Symone we are committed to crafting beautiful jewelry that does not compromise responsibility. Our company was started by a couple of energy nerds so sustainability has been interwoven throughout the fabric of our brand. Learn more HERE.
Seventh Generation Promise - The life cycle of our products does not end with your final purchase. In the event that life happens and something goes wrong, we will repair products hassle free, anytime, guaranteed.
MEET OUR TEAM
Marketing and Data Director
Kate is an energy professional skilled in systems thinking. She leads marketing and data at Cheyanne Symone. Kate and Brittany met at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor while pursuing their graduate degrees. Together, they worked on a team that developed an energy plan for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. From the start, their strengths have complemented each other. Kate’s day job is as an Energy Analyst for an efficiency-focused mechanical engineering firm headquartered in State College, PA.
Rebecca is a Two-Spirit artist from the Little Traverse Bay bands of Odawa Indians pursuing a degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is the artist behind Queerkwe Designs where the purpose of her work is to create representation for LGBTQ and Two-Spirit Indigenous folks. Check out her designs on Etsy HERE.
Natani is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation (Diné) on her father’s side and part Lakota and Cherokee on her mother’s. Inspired by acts of decolonization, environmental justice, Indigenous feminism, and futurism, her work dares to imagine a world where Native sensibilities are magnified. She holds a BFA with a minor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies from Cornell University and an MFA from Stanford University. Currently she is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out more of her artwork HERE.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:
Brittany C. Turner