Our Founder

A portrait of our founder, Ruby Buah


Ruby Buah is the creative director and visionary behind Kua Designs.
In 2009, Ruby took a bold step by moving from spread sheets and financial statements to metals and fabrics. In short, Ruby went from Finance to Fashion.
It all started a few years earlier when she worked as a Financial Analyst at Coca Cola Enterprises in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ruby, seeking a creative outlet started exploring different forms of art in her spare time.

What started as a hobby in jewelry-making quickly became a business.  Three years into running her part time jewelry business, she moved to New York and earned a degree in Jewelry Design at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. To no surprise, she built on her jewelry line by adding an equally exciting handbag line. A few years into running her chic boutique in Ghana, she expanded further by adding a children's clothing and accessories line in 2015. By 2017, her women’s clothing line was introduced.

She makes every effort to appreciate the not so glamorous parts of her job just as much as she cherishes the final pieces that sit pretty on the shelves in her upscale boutique in Accra, Ghana.
Bringing it all full circle, her cosmopolitan chic jewelry line is reminiscent of her experiences in different parts of the world while her handbag and clothing lines pays homage to her home country, Ghana.

She is a wife and a mother. When she is not making pretty things, she can be found making memories with her family and friends or decorating spaces (yet another passion of this multi-creative). 

From the humble beginnings of a kitchen table, Ruby is honored to share © Kua Designs.