I tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. – Nina Simone

Nina Simone (nee. Eunice Waymon), was a singer, musician, and Civil Rights activist. Born in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933 Nina had a musical talent that was evident quite early in her life. By the tender age of 3, she was learning to play the piano and singing in a church choir.

In the mid 60’s she became the voice of the Civil Rights Movement with songs like “Young, Gifted and Black“, and “Mississippi Goddam” which was banned in several southern states.

She died in France at the age of 70.


This is the world you have made yourself, now you have to live in it. – Nina Simone

Search for the mysterious blossoming fern in the moonlight.



I’m Karo, a jewellery designer + metalsmith inspired by women’s history, ancient Baltic/Nordic cultures, and the cosmos.

The Nina Earrings

Nina Simone sang to share her truth with a great passion in her deep and distinctive voice.

These silver arc fringed dangle earrings were forged with the same passion, in an attempt to capture the essence of the marvellous chanteuse, and Civil Rights activist.

Straight out of art college I went to work for a small jewellery studio as the Studio Manager. This is where I was first introduced to the music of Nina Simone. We would regularly listen to the music of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, and Wayne Newton.

If you are not that familiar with Nina’s music I encourage you to listen to 3 of my favourite songs of hers.


Happy listening!

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