Lai – Artisanal Jewelry

Fremont,  CA 
United States
http://us.lai-designs.com
  • Booth: 606

Expressing world cultures through artisan jewelry | Story telling via jewelry | Ethical, small production pieces | Delhi and California


 Press Releases

  • Experience the latest and best selling collections of handcrafted jewelry from Lai during the NY NOW Gift Show- August 12th-15nd at Javits Center, NYC and join us in launching our new collection, 'HiddenMessages'. 

    This remarkable collection, stems, in part, from the various conversations and changes taking place around us. Conversations about feminism, women’s rights, our strengths and self acceptance.

    Part hidden in graphic patterns, when you care to hold the jewellery close, the message reveals itself to you. These positive, empowering messages when looked at, even passingly, send subliminal messages to the brain, re-enforcing their positivity every single time. Messages of strength. Of wisdom. Of inspiration. Of compassion and empathy. Of love and of hope.


    We wanted to create pieces that are current and tell story of our times. We wanted to create jewellery that excites, inspires and intrigues. We wanted to make jewellery that was personal to every person who owns it. And we wanted one to be able to gift these to ones sister, best friend, mother, daughter and aunt.
    This powerful collection, handcrafted in sterling silver, comprises of 15 unique designs in form of earrings, rings, pendants and necklaces. Wholesale prices start at $35 (upto $85).  
     
    View this and other such compelling stories in jewelry at Booth #606 in Handmade Global Design section of NY NOW. Schedule an appointment by contacting Puja Bhargava Kamath at 650 888 7714 or puja@lai-designs.com.
    Lai is a California and India based jewelry label. One with a contemporary viewpoint on design rooted in world heritage and craft skills. We subscribe to Fair Trade principles and reliably deliver jewelry of unsurpassed quality- jewelry which respects and honors the traditional skills and lives of people who make them.

       
    Exquisite silver jewelry, inspired by cultural themes and craft skills | Story telling via jewelry | Ethical, small production pieces | Delhi and California

 Products

  • 'Magic Happens' earrings from Lai
    These handcrafted sterling silver earrings are from our new collection, 'Hidden messages'. Part hidden in graphic patterns, when you care to hold the earrings close, the message reveals itself to you....

  • These earrings are from our new collection, 'Hidden messages' which stems, in part, from the various conversations and changes taking place around us. Conversations about feminism, women’s rights, our strengths and self acceptance.

    This collection also brings together our love for doodling and words. Words of strength. Of wisdom. Of inspiration. Of compassion and empathy. Of love and of hope. Part hidden in graphic patterns, when you care to hold the earrings close, the message reveals itself to you.

    It has been believed since time immemorial that if one kept certain words or phrases close to skin, their potency would be exponentially increased. This positive, empowering message when looked at, even passingly, sends subliminal messages to the brain, re-enforcing it's positivity every single time.

    We wanted to create pieces that are current and tell story of our times. We wanted to create jewelry that excites, inspires and intrigues. We wanted to make jewelry that was personal to every person who owns it. And we wanted you to be able to gift these to your sister, best friend, mother, daughter and aunt.

    This powerful collection comprises of 15 unique designs in form of earrings, rings, pendants and necklaces. Handcrafted at our Jaipur workshop, in sterling silver and finished in a satin finish that is at the same time sophisticated and lush.

  • 'Free to be me' ring from Lai
    This unique handcrafted sterling silver ring is from our new collection, 'Hidden messages'. Part hidden in graphic patterns, when you care to hold the ring close, the message reveals itself to you.......

  • These earrings are from our new collection, 'Hidden messages' which stems, in part, from the various conversations and changes taking place around us. Conversations about feminism, women’s rights, our strengths and self acceptance.

    This collection also brings together our love for doodling and words. Words of strength. Of wisdom. Of inspiration. Of compassion and empathy. Of love and of hope. Part hidden in graphic patterns, when you care to hold the earrings close, the message reveals itself to you.

    It has been believed since time immemorial that if one kept certain words or phrases close to skin, their potency would be exponentially increased. This positive, empowering message when looked at, even passingly, sends subliminal messages to the brain, re-enforcing it's positivity every single time.

    We wanted to create pieces that are current and tell story of our times. We wanted to create jewelry that excites, inspires and intrigues. We wanted to make jewelry that was personal to every person who owns it. And we wanted you to be able to gift these to your sister, best friend, mother, daughter and aunt.

    This powerful collection comprises of 15 unique designs in form of earrings, rings, pendants and necklaces. Handcrafted at our Jaipur workshop, in sterling silver and finished in a satin finish that is at the same time sophisticated and lush.

  • Greek coral and pearl earrings from Lai
    These stunning earrings are designed to evoke the ethos of ancient Grecian jewelry with a contemporary take. A versatile design that will be a great addition to any jewelry wardrobe....

  • Lai's Greek collection, as the name suggests, draws inspiration from the ancient jewelry vocabulary of the Greek/Hellenic period. Fine granulation, delicate filigree, floral motifs and use of chains were some of the more common techniques/features that gave the jewelry of that period a distinctive identity. 

    We have attempted to evoke the ethos of ancient Grecian jewelry with a contemporary take; in a range that comprises of elegant earrings, pendants and rings. Pieces that will be a great addition to the jewelry wardrobe of both the minimalists and those more experimental in their jewelry selecion. 

    All the designs in this collection have been finely handcrafted in our workshop at Japiur. Crafted in sterling silver and then gold plated.

  • Greek concentric wire work earrings from Lai
    These elegant earrings are designed to evoke the ethos of ancient Grecian jewelry with a contemporary take. A versatile design that will be a great addition to any jewelry wardrobe....

  • Lai's Greek collection, as the name suggests, draws inspiration from the ancient jewelry vocabulary of the Greek/Hellenic period. Fine granulation, delicate filigree, floral motifs and use of chains were some of the more common techniques/features that gave the jewelry of that period a distinctive identity. 

    We have attempted to evoke the ethos of ancient Grecian jewelry with a contemporary take; in a range that comprises of elegant earrings, pendants and rings. Pieces that will be a great addition to the jewelry wardrobe of both the minimalists and those more experimental in their jewelry selecion. 

    All the designs in this collection have been finely handcrafted in our workshop at Japiur. Crafted in sterling silver and then gold plated.

  • Bidri X MCM Tulip ring from Lai
    Chic, sophisticated, timeless yet fun. This stunning ring has been handcrafted in sterling silver with silver wire inlay work. Luxurious enough to have that “it” factor now, with the fine attention to detail needed to be passed down through generations....

  • Our 'Bidri X MCM' collection has been inspired by the aesthetics of Mid Century Modern (MCM) and skillfully handcrafted using the unique craft of Bidri (a fine art of inlaying silver wire and sheet on an oxidized zinc and copper alloy).

    This Limited Edition collection comprises of 29 uniquely crafted necklaces, pendants, earrings, cuffs and rings which though contemporary, exudes an agelessness. The striking contrast of colours- the glossy silver inlay being set off dramatically against the matt black- makes for visually stunning pieces. The result is an overall aesthetic that is delicate yet formidable, understated yet opulent.

    Each piece in this collection has Bidri components that are handcrafted in Bidar, Karnataka by master craftsmen using time honoured techniques handed down over centuries. These Bidri components are then set in silver jewelry by expert artisans in our Jaipur workshop with extreme attention to detail at every stage through a delicate and time consuming process. 

  • Bidri X MCM front-back earrings from Lai
    Dramatic and unique earrings with lots of elegance and tons of pizzazz. The long black Bidri earrings (with a citrine glass drop) in front can be worn independent of the circle jacket at the back- two pairs for the price of one!...

  • Our 'Bidri X MCM' collection has been inspired by the aesthetics of Mid Century Modern (MCM) and skillfully handcrafted using the unique craft of Bidri (a fine art of inlaying silver wire and sheet on an oxidized zinc and copper alloy).

    This Limited Edition collection comprises of 29 uniquely crafted necklaces, pendants, earrings, cuffs and rings which though contemporary, exudes an agelessness. The striking contrast of colours- the glossy silver inlay being set off dramatically against the matt black- makes for visually stunning pieces. The result is an overall aesthetic that is delicate yet formidable, understated yet opulent.

    Each piece in this collection has Bidri components that are handcrafted in Bidar, Karnataka by master craftsmen using time honoured techniques handed down over centuries. These Bidri components are then set in silver jewelry by expert artisans in our Jaipur workshop with extreme attention to detail at every stage through a delicate and time consuming process. 

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