15 Dec XIPIXI Makes History in Africa Using Locally Extracted Precious Stones For Luxury Line of Cufflinks
African luxury menswear brand XIPIXI makes history introducing for the first time a line of jewellery for gentlemen handcrafted with precious stones from Mozambique in partnership with Namuno Gold and Gems. The line of luxurious jewellery consists of cufflinks made out of gemstones extracted in the Namuno district in the Cabo Delgado province. The gemstones include, amethysts, blue aquamarines, and blue sapphires, making the perfect detailed accessory for the distinguished gentleman and a top gifting suggestion for the holiday season.
“It is a huge opportunity and very exciting for us at XIPIXI to be able to collaborate with Namuno Gold and Gems and jointly create a luxury product that comes from our land and provides jobs and opportunities for our people, I take a profound sense of pride in this strategic partnership aimed at producing top quality jewellery for gentlemen,” says António Macheve Jr. founder and creative director of XIPIXI. Ivan Barbato, founder and executive director of Namuno Gold and Gems reflects on the partnership, “António and I were introduced by a mutual friend and we fell professionally in love, he had the ideas, and we executed. At Namuno, we are dedicated to craftsmanship, sustainability, and economic empowerment in the communities where we operate in Cabo Delgado, working with a top tier designer from Mozambique is a plus for us”.
The official distributors for the XIPIXI cufflinks are currently the following: 1) Loja Pleno at Gloria Hotel, 2) Loja D’Homem at Baía Mall; 3) Loja Pleno in downtown Maputo (25 de Setembro, nr.1365 at the Emose building); 4) Merchants on Long in Cape Town.