Keiana Green-Page didn’t mean to start a jewelry business — she was just looking to get her hair braided. Keiana wanted to recreate a version of a braided hairstyle she saw online that happened to be made with really ornate beads. She went to a local craft store to buy some unique wooden and plastic beads. Her hair wasn’t extremely long so she had plenty of beads leftover; with those she decided to make herself some bracelets. Keiana’s best friend was floored by the bracelets and wanted some for herself, too. Keiana thought to herself, “I could actually make some money doing this” and from that, Selene by KGP was birthed.
Keiana’s unique perspective as a designer makes her line of handmade bracelets and earrings distinct. Selene by KGP pieces are classic, with an undeniable edge. This specialty jewelry line mixes semi-precious stones and different metalloids. The amazing women in Keiana’s life as well as cultural icons that have influenced her along the way inspire the majority of her designs. Her pieces are quirky, at times Afrocentric, and truly one of a kind. Keiana also treats her Selene Girls and Selene Guys (her clients) with a level of familiarity and respect that people won’t find at bigger design houses. Selene by KGP lives by the motto “celebrate what makes you unique.” That ethic, the dedication to express one’s self and the company’s commitment to individuality is what makes their designs beautiful, stylish and special.
Keiana always loved jewelry and design. As a child she lived for school picture day, when she could wear her mother’s jewelry to school. Keiana had two dreams growing up: to become a writer and a fashion designer. Selene by KGP allows her to live out what she’d always dreamed. It also allows Keiana to focus on building a legacy for her family. Keiana’s grandfather, David Page and aunt, Emma Jones, taught her the significance of legacy. Although her grandfather dropped out of school in the second grade, he went on to own two homes, a farm and a general store. He employed his children (whenever they were out of work) and provided his grandchildren with summer jobs. Keiana’s Aunt Emma was also a store owner and taught Keiana’s mom how to do for self. Keiana is determined to provide future generations in her family with the same opportunities.
Keiana is like so many talented Black entrepreneurs who have the courage to step out and pursue a dream that is bigger than their 9 to 5. She is also a reminder to each of us that opportunity is always present. Many would have only seen beads but Keiana saw something deeper — the opportunity to leave a legacy. Selene by KGP is celebrating 2 years in business today, as a result of Keiana’s vision and courage. Support Selene by KGP, click here to learn more!