Our Story

AYA, founded by Chelsy Davy, was born out of a love for Africa. Raised in Zimbabwe, Chelsy has always had a great affinity for the continent of her birth. Having travelled extensively through Africa, immersing herself in the different cultures of many countries like Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania, she has been deeply inspired by its beauty; both in the land, and in its people.   

Chelsy studied gemology and has a diploma from the Gemological Institute of America, the world's foremost authority on diamonds and coloured gemstones.

AYA is an exclusive jewellery range that captures the beauty of Africa through its rare and precious gemstones and exquisite African craftmanship so that each piece of AYA jewellery embodies the unique charm of Africa. 

 From emeralds in Zambia, to rubies in Mozambique and tanzanites in Tanzania, every gemstone has been sourced through ethical mining. AYA works with Gemfields, who use sophisticated tools and techniques to ensure that the precious lands of Africa are protected.