Ngone Sagna

Born in Senegal, Ngone is the designer of Lady AYA brooch for AWIMA and owner of NGONE Paris brand.

She grew up in Dakar in a cosmopolitan spirit and was educated in the consciousness of her ancestors’ history and contributions. She has particularly kept from her family heritage the memory of the great priestess Aline Sitoe Diatta. This matriarchal heritage has deeply inspired her design, that she expresses with symbols and values of elegance, courage, goodwill, loyalty and determination, referring to powerful queens and heroines of Africa.

Living and working in Paris for more than 20 years, she has been introduced to jewellery by Parisian craftsmen and graduated from the Nicolas Flamel Jewellery School in Paris. She practices her creativity in different universes: high end fine jewellery and different professional collaborations including Haute Couture and cinema. Through her passion for jewellery, she reveals her vision of African fashion, a story full of emotions and universality.

For high-end manufacturing, Ngone collaborates with craftsmen in Paris and Senegal, combining both French know-how and made in Africa on the basis of ethical collaborations. Ngone has exhibited her collections in Paris, Dakar, London, Dublin. She has also participated in the biennale of contemporary African art DAK’ART in Senegal, the international jewellery fair Bijorhca Paris, fashion shows and various exhibitions in art galleries.