Half Armenian and Nigerian sisters Linda and Caroline run the relatively new fashion label known as ARIABA. Linda is the creative director and does all the handmade jewelry herself whilst Caroline handles the pr, publicity and finance aspect of the business.
The label infuses both Middle Eastern and African vibes in their designs. There’s always a trace of both cultures merging effortlessly and the resultant beauty is so alluring. The bed nest necklace is one of my favorite ARIABA piece ever designed and the way the stones are held with the intricate nest weave gives it an air of exclusivity akin to rare gems.
The label also dabbles into home accessories and footwear which was the brands first product before it went firmly into the accessories game. Most of the precious beads and ornaments are sourced from the orients and northern Nigeria but they are produced in Lagos.
Bird nest necklace above and below. Apologies for poor image quality above.