[Black Business Interview Series] Jahfarii Beads

“Where did you get your beads?” “They look so good on your wrist!” “Are those Jahfarii beads?”

“Well, indeed they are,” I answer.

Every time I wear my beads, they draw in many people. Who’s Jahfarii? According to my wrist, he’s a very talented man from Baltimore City. Jahfarii, or Lawrence, is a creative visionary designer who specializes in making customized and hand-crafted jewelry. This includes rings, necklaces, bracelets, waist beads, and anklets. What’s unique about his jewelry is that it’s crafted with gemstones and crystals which promote energy healing and positivity.

He says that,

No crystal or gemstone is the same. I create with positive energy , in addition to natural energies and properties of each individual gemstone type.

Designing jewelry wasn’t always something that Jahfarii wanted to do. His mom was the original jewelry connoisseur. At the time she was making and selling jewelry, Jahfarii was just a young boy. He wasn’t very fond of accompanying her on her constant trips to the jewelry store or at shows.

At 19 he had a change of heart. He experienced a traumatic event in 2012 but used his experience to push forward with his brand. Not only is Jahfarii a locally respected entrepreneur, he travels around the globe to make a meaningful impact on the customers and on his business.

Check out my interview with Jahfarii below.

What is the name of your business/organization?

Jahfariibeads L.L.C.

How long have you been running your business/organization?

Since 2012, today would make 5 years. The first 3 years it was off and on, these last three years I’ve been dominating my craft, and getting better.

What services do you provide/products do you sell?

I offer Crystal Gemstone Beaded Jewelry and unique accessories. My products are created and designed using metaphysical gemstones that come from the earth, so it’s a big connection with science and biology. The gemstones also serve on a therapeutic level, so you can add a little psychology in there as well.

How does your business/organization serve the community?

My business not only serves the community, it serves the world one person at a time. My line of jewelry radiates positive life energies for the mind and body, that allows a person to transfer positive frequencies to whomever they come in contact with. Jahfariibeads promotes the enhancement of mental and physical health. Many people are aware that gemstones, copper wires and crystals are good for everyone, there’s a helpful energy for everyone.

Do you have plans on branching out further to serve communities other than your own?

I personally don’t have a community focus, I’m a big supporter of those who do serve. I never thought too much of my community because I have to play my lane. There are people dedicated to helping the community more effective than I can ever do, however I do attend, sponsor, donate towards, and sometimes vend at various community events. My direct communities weren’t that bad, it was the outside communities that needed help but like I said those areas are covered so I render my personal and business support.

List one long term and one short term goal you have for your business/organization.

Im currently focusing on both a long term goal and a short term goal both dealing with global retail expansion. At the level I’m envisioning my future, I need to continue focusing on mass production, that’s my biggest focus, and building my business to a corporate level of operations. Jahfariibeads will be big, bigger than ever before producing thousands of bracelets per day.

Where can people go to find out more about your business or organization? (social media, website,etc…)

Out of town! HA!. All social media Jahfariibeads