The best use of lettering since Carrie Bradshaw’s personalized “Carrie” necklace, Nikao, is the brainchild of “Love My Custom” founder Lisa-Marie Carter. The brand’s debut AW ‘15 collection features nine key pieces including chokers, ear cuffs, necklaces, hand pieces, rings, bangles and anklets—all 18K gold plated, featuring words and letters in graphic 3D text. Equally bold and luxurious, the pieces resound the brand’s motto loud and clear: “jewelry for women who write their own rules.”
Carter’s inspiration to create these pieces came from childhood forays ravaging her mother’s jewelry box. “I am very much inspired by costume jewelry from the ’60s, ’70s and ’90s,” Carter said. “[I] love how big, bold and experimental the accessories of those eras were. I was raised playing dress up with my mother’s collections and they were such amazing and unusual pieces. She wore chunky earrings and necklaces in a vast array of colors which was massively influential to the jewelry I both love and design today.
Pre-order Nikao’s AW ‘15 collection, online.