Nilaj(a): means 'produced in the blue mountains' in Sanskrit and 'one who comes with joy' in Yoruba.
Taking inspiration from various layers of Afghani aesthetics- from their Bactrian roots to the nomadic tribes- the designs in this collection are a contemporary rendition of an amalgamation of these multiple aesthetics. Pieces that are both visually intriguing and wonderfully crafted- jewellery that is as likely to be found in the trunks of an antique dealer in a bazaar in Afghanistan as they are in a chic Parisian boutique.
We believe that jewellery is a simple yet meaningful way for people to convey their interests and personality through personal adornment. With this travel and history inspired collection from Lai, we hope you'll get a chance to do just that!