Kathia Garcia and Marian Ayub launched Neha Joyas in April 2007, a line of artisan jewelry that is equal parts streamlined and exotic.
Citizens of Mexico, Kathia and Marian think of their jewelry as a sleeping art form. “We handcraft each piece knowing the wearer will inevitably imprint his or her own style and personality on it, which we love,” says Kathia.
A culmination of the designers’ world travels and forays into fashion and design, Neha Joyas
runs the gamut from personalized letter seal necklaces and which are their trademark to unique pieces that represent the moon phases. their pieces are sure to become a modern classic. The line incorporates sterling silver, gold fill, 14k gold and diamonds.
The collection takes reference of traditional India and modern China; two ancient cultures that today have a very important role in globalization. It is Inspired by Ai Weiwei´s work which is a strong denunciation of China´s authoritarism. It also takes refference in number 108, a sacred and closely related to religion and culture in Asia. fot the vedas, the 108 was a sacred number because 1 means God, 0 completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 indicates infinity or eternity. Also the average distance between the sun and the moon to the earth is 108 times their respective diameters.