Check Out Some of the Jewelry Shops at This Year's ESSENCE Festival

 At the 2014 ESSENCE Festival, more than 50 vendors will sell art, accessories, delectable food and the latest in fashion. Small and large business owners will be in New Orleans to show off their unique merchandise. Take a look at some of the jewelry vendors who'll be on hand at this year's festival.

ESSENCE.COM Jun, 16, 2014

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The Mistura watches specializes in using wood and renewable materials to make unique time pieces.

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Eric Green travels around the world to find inspiration for his his one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces, made from semi-precious and natural stones.

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At 11 years old, Bridgeja began her jewlery line. Now, at 16, she's a full-fledged entrepreneur. Bridgeja specializes in making  jewerly for every occasion, including weddings.

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Univeral Love Jewelry is a one-stop shop. Since 1969, the company has been making jewlery for adults and children, crafting everything from earrings to bracelets to necklaces and cufflinks.

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Nzingah's jewelry is inspired by her Haitain herritage as well as her love for African and Asian culture. The bright colors and different shapes are all extensions of her as a visual artist.

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In 1999, Baba Berthe started a jewelry apprenticeship. Ten years later, he moved to the United States with his wife to launch his own line, which is a refelection of his African heritage.

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Birthed after a trip to Africa in 2003, M&M Links Jewelry and Accessories uses exotic semi-precious stones to make its jewelry.