You know how I’ve been obsessed with this season’s classic-meets-modern pearl jewelry? Designer Liliam Higa has it mastered. And it seems a penchant for jewels runs in her family. Liliam grew up surrounded by gemstones at her father’s wholesale store in São Paulo, Brazil. After studying fashion design at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, Liliam moved to New York City to launch her career. She began by styling for photographers and creating accessories to use at shoots, then worked for Lulu Frost before immersing herself in the jewelry industry to launch Lillot. All of her pieces are made in NYC and they’re actually quite affordable. My favorite item, the Brasilia ring is only $60.