Say Te Amo with Sculptural, Strong Pieces by Millapani
- Lauren Miura
…and chocolates make fine gifts, but it’s not too late to drop a hint to your Valentine -- or treat yourself to something a bit more special. This Valentine’s Day, we’re feeling the love for jewelry that makes a strong statement, and sculptural, bold pieces from Millapani are at the top of our V-Day wishlist.
Created by Chilean-born, Los Angeles-based sister duo Alexis Thiele and Tathienne Thiele, Millapani draws on the founders’ South American heritage as well as ancient art. In a nod to tradition, the brand borrows its name from a phrase meaning “golden lion” in Mapudungún, a native language of Chile. “We aim to make women feel powerful and strong as a lion, yet noble, precious and solid as gold,” Alexis said.
Get ready to channel your inner lioness with a few of our favorite picks from Millapani. All pieces are handcrafted in Chile of silver or recycled gold, with gemstones responsibly sourced from Brazil and the sisters’ travels around the world.
…Lapis Tres Necklace is proof that good things come in threes. Its eye-catching design features three pieces of Lapislazuli, a semi-precious stone that has been prized for its deep blue color since antiquity.
…for a one-of-a kind gift in the perfect color for Valentine’s Day, say te amo with a pair of Coral Stud Earrings. Each coral stone is unique and features a 1.3mm round cut diamond in its center.
As a special Valentine’s Day gift to our readers, we’re giving away a pair of sterling silver and rose quartz drop earrings made just for you by Millapani. Head over to our Instagram for a chance to win!