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WHO WE ARE

Incredible Relatives Wearing Beautiful Jewelry.

ABOUT CHEYANNE SYMONE

DESIGNED BY AN INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

Cheyanne Symone is an indigenous woman-owned jewelry brand specializing in luxury, timeless, handcrafted Indigenous/Native American beaded earrings.

Our jewelry is designed for comfortable everyday wear and handcrafted to last a lifetime.Β We are committed to innovating style with elegant designs, women empowerment and sustainability.

Cheyanne Symone is headquartered in Ypsilanti, MI, and founded by Brittany Cheyanne Turner in 2018. All jewelry is handmade in the USA by Indigenous or Native American artisans.Β 

VISION: Incredible Relatives Wearing Beautiful Jewelry.

Photo of Brittany Turner, the Founder of Cheyanne Symone, Wearing Adeline Earrings in Vintage Beige

MEET OUR FOUNDER

Brittany C. Turner

"For me, Native beaded earrings have always been like my super hero cape. I put them on in the morning and I feel seen. I feel strong. However, too often, Native beaded earrings are not always the most comfortable nor easy to wear every day.

This led me to start Cheyanne Symone in 2018 when I saw a need for Native beaded earrings that I could comfortably wear every day. I wanted earrings that were subtly chic while still making a statement in my daily life.

Cheyanne Symone is a combination of my identity as an indigenous Haliwa-Saponi woman, environmental scientist, and artist."

- Brittany C. Turner

Founder/ artist/ scientist

  • KATE GREGORY

    Director of Data Analytics

    Kate is an energy nerd and leads data at Cheyanne Symone. Kate and Brittany met at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor while pursuing their graduate degrees, and worked on a team that developed an energy plan for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

    Today, Kate works full-time as an Energy and Water Resource Efficiency Manager in NY and lives part-time in State College, PA. In addition to beaded earrings, Kate loves bouldering, being in water, and spending time in nature.

  • SARAH MONCADA

    Director of Operations

    Sarah is an organization nerd who manages the day-to-day operations of Cheyanne Symone. She lovesΒ data management, process improvement, and collaborating with colleagues on meaningful projects. Sarah and Brittany were introduced to each other by a mutual friend at a very opportune time, and Sarah has been grateful to work with the vibrant and supportive Cheyanne Symone team ever since. She is based in Ann Arbor, MI.

  • REBECCA LYNN

    Beader

    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.Β  She is the artist behind Queerkwe Designs where the purpose of her work is to create representation for LGBTQ and Two-Spirit Indigenous folks.

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