Halleh Jewelry’s world-traveling founder, Halleh Amiralai, worked at a handful of major fashion houses before taking a few goldsmithing and jewelry design classes in New York City, and launching her own jewelry collection in 2008. The designer, who grew up in Houston, creates elegant, intricately fabricated 18k yellow gold-and-gemstone designs that are heavily influenced by her Persian heritage. Think high glamour with serious soul.
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The line incorporates diamonds, sapphires, lapis, emeralds and Persian turquoise. The 18k yellow gold used in the collection appears deeper and richer than most—the result of an ancient goldsmithing method used in India, where the collection is forged.