Lillot, designed and created by Brazilian-born and New York-based designer Liliam Higa, is a line of handcrafted jewelry distinguished for its compelling combination of modern structure and feminine fluidity. Lillot has been featured at Cool Hunting and published at 2012's Die Gestalten Verlog's design book A Girl's Best Friends: Creative Jewelry Design. Liliam grew up surrounded by gems and pearls in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, where her father had a wholesale store. Her passion for the visual arts lead her to attend Faculdade Santa Marcelina where she graduated in Fashion Design and right after got her a scholarship to the Shuri University of Arts in Japan where she was able to absorb the culture and crafts of her ancestry. A year later, she moved to New York City to follow a career in fashion. Started styling for a few photographers and making accessories for the photoshoots, when she finds herself involved with jewelry making. After working with Lulu Frost and slowly starting Lillot, Liliam decided to go back to her native Sí€Œ£o Paulo to learn more about the industry by joining her father's business. Three years later, back in New York City, Lillot launches the collection Tropicalis as a homage to celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer and lush Brazilian landscapes. All jewelry is Handmade in New York City.