80-Year Old Black Jewelry Designer Makes History, Releases 24K Gold Medallion Launched by Moijey

Black-owned jewelry company, Moijey Fine Jewelry and Diamonds, has teamed up with Brenda Joyce, an international gemologist and designer, to launch a unique medallion series made with pure 24 karat gold from Ghana. The series, called Sankofa Medallions by Brenda Joyce, is available in three sizes (1oz, 1/10th ounce, and a limited edition 5oz), and they gracefully commemorate the highly popular Year of Return and Beyond the Return in Ghana.

The first Medallion was awarded to the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo by Joyce herself. Since then, the Medallion has been officially launched in the U.S., and is now available on Moijey’s official website at and at all its retail locations.

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About Moijey
Founded in 2002, Moijey Fine Jewelry & Diamonds is a Black-owned and US Army Veteran-owned global jewelry brand that was birthed in Sierra Leone, West Africa by founder, Daniel Moijueh.

The company has locations in Washington D.C., Silver Spring, MD, Ghana, and Nigeria. Their mission is to provide high-quality African and African American-inspired fine jewelry, gold medallions, and diamonds to patrons while providing them with the unique “mine to finger” experience.

Learn more about the Year of Return Medallion Collection at

About the Designer
Originally from Pittsburgh, Brenda Joyce has been in Ghana for over 20. She is an International Gemologist, Worldwide Marketer of Precious Metals and Gems, Business Development Advisor, Public Affairs Expert, and Government Relations Specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the precious minerals and jewelry industry.

As the former President of the AAAG (African American Association of Ghana), Joyce’s vision for African Heritage Precious Metals is to transform the mineral resources of Africa into treasures of beauty and value that celebrate African Heritage, History, Heroes, Culture, and Traditions. She received her degree in music education from Indiana University.

This article originally appeared on blacknews and is published here for educational purposes.


Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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