Our Founder

Lyssa Hayford, Creative Director and Founder 9twenty5 an entrepreneur who returned to Ghana in 2007 after furthering her education in the UK. She started the jewellery business out of pure passion and love for all things beautiful and intricately made with attention to detail. Lyssa believes jewellery is this one little thing that can make you feel unique.

The Brand

Our brand name 9twenty5 – Nine twenty five is coined out of the amount of pure silver used to make sterling silver jewellery, the industry standard is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. The business was opened only Sterling Silver stock and since diversified but the name tells its story so it has stayed. Lyssa believes when you wear any jewellery it must have a story. It’s not a complicated story it could be because – you are drawn to it be it for the colour, texture, what it’s made from, how you feel when you wear it, how it compliments your personality, your outfit or yes because your skin accepts it. (Yes some people react to certain metals so your skin can tell you what you should wear- interesting isn’t it).

9twenty5 is home to eclectic African inspired jewellery handcrafted in the Coastal town of Sakumono in Ghana. Everything comes from materials that different cultures would use to make their ornaments and trinkets. We have contemporary, artistic and wearable waist beads, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and bridal accessories.

With that being said we source beads from all parts of the World but mainly from Ghana. Our pieces are made from recycled glass, freshwater pearls, brass, rich Ghanaian Gold, Sterling Silver, Crystals, Gemstones, and African Trade beads which have a history all on its own.

When you are wearing a 9twenty5 piece regardless of the price know that it was made with care and love. This is the core reason we do what we do and we work really hard to ensure our client are truly happy at all times.

Going through our website we hope you will find that one treasure that you want to keep for yourself or to give to a dear one. We have designed all pieces in house and we have an amazing team who had no prior knowledge of beading and have trained in house to create stunning pieces. We also have a team of awesome craftsmen who bring to life metals in breathtaking keep-sakes. We hope you love our website and if you do have the opportunity to visit our store it a hidden treasure chest in itself. The workshop located within our shop is filled with colourful beads which wants to come home with you.