Winifred Mason Chenet Jewelry
Photo credit: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Celebrating the Magic of Winifred Mason

Winifred Mason created her first piece of jewelry in 1940, a pendant made of bronze, copper and silver. In the years that followed she began filling orders for prestigious Fifth Avenue stores in New York, including Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales. She is considered by many to be the first commercial black jeweler in the USA.

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