ilaments jewelry was founded in 1999 by Lisa Rocha, a Chicana Designer based in Los Angeles, who is recognized for incorporating meaningful & cultural stories into each handmade piece. The Company name is a marriage of two words - the Designer's Native American name "ila" meaning “ one who takes on challenges" & the word "ments" stemming from the word "elements".

This labor of love for jewelry speaks out in each hand-made piece. ilaments inspirations come from her love for creating designs that hold centuries old stories about our people or simply the meaning behind a word. Each collections goal is to keep our oral tradition alive & adorn people with beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces at the same time. You will find ilaments uses a variety of mediums in her artwork such as: semi-precious stones, silver & gold. All of ilaments designs are one-of-a-kind due to each piece having our jewelry’s signature misplaced bead.

Ilaments signature “misplaced bead” is a Native American belief & is placed in each necklace. This philosophy of a misplaced bead stands for our human imperfections and to remind us we are not like the creator who can only create perfection.