CandidArt was born from the single creative effort of a passionate woman, and quickly turned into a lifestyle for many of its customers.
In our journey of self-empowerment, through our one-of-a-kind pieces, we want to inspire women to celebrate their personal space, unleash their creativity, and influence the world.
Established in 2011, CANDIDART Accessories is inspired infinitely by research and affinity with African visual culture, indigenous design vernacular, and cosmic geometry. Each piece is handcrafted and is created for the fearless fashion enthusiast who desires to make a statement without saying a word. CANDIDART Accessories' funky urban-chic designs have graced the pages of numerous publications such as GQ, Runway News, Pynk, Vocab, and Rolling Stones magazine, and have been worn by celebrities. In 2018 CANDIDART Accessories rebranded as simply CANDIDART, to expand their design offering to Jewelry, Art, and Home Decor.
Candice Cox, the creative mind and business owner behind Oakland based company CANDIDART, is a self taught jewelry designer. She grew up in Oakland, California, where her parents nurtured her creative talents early on while simultaneously instilling the importance of hard work, and having passion behind whatever you do. Candice's creative talents and business savvy was further honed at Howard University where she studied Business Marketing, and earned her Bachelors degree. Upon graduating from Howard University School of Business, Candice moved back to California where she had a successful stint working for a top Fortune 100 Company. Candice then left the cushy confines of the corporate world in effort to make her mark on New York City in 2010. Shortly upon arriving in Brooklyn, NY and being creatively inspired by the local culture, fashion, and people, CANDIDART was born.
Our signature designs are known for their use of a vast assortment of metals, semi-precious stones and recycled materials. We incorporate sustainable business practices such as using recycled metals and findings, as well as unbleached fabrics and recyclable packaging. Our textiles are ethically sourced from African vendors and are dyed with natural dyes and organic processes.