ilaments is a Latina Jewelry Brand, Founded in 1999. Being born and raised in L.A. I recognizing a need to incorporate my cultural and urban background into my handmade piece. I wanted to see a reflection of my L.A. Mexican/Native American experience through colors, culture and design.
My Company name derives from two words -My Middle Name "ila" which is Hopi and means “one who takes on challenges" & the word "ments" stemming from the word "elements". Every design is either inspired by nature or culture.
ilaments uniquely uses semi-precious stones, sterling silver & 14kt gold/fill to tell our Jewelry Story. Every design incorporates our jewelry’s signature misplaced bead. Representing a Native American belief to walk in beauty and stands for our imperfections and reminds us we are not like the perfect like the creator.
ilaments is sold in Local L.A. Boutiques like Fred Segal, Mi Vida Boutique, Casita Del Pueblo, ChimMaya Gallery, The Molaa, The Autry and Philadelphia Museum, and Tokyo, Japan, too.
ilaments was nominated as a Dama de Lincoln, for the Lincoln Motor Co, and has been featured in InStyle Magazine, Latina Magazine, Cosmo Latina and Teen Vogue. Morrissey, Erykah Badu, Gwen Stefani to name a few.