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Nigora Tabayer – A Watchful Eye

Halima Aden in a custom Nigora Tabayer ‘H’ pendant necklace at the 2019 Forbes Women’s Summit. The pendant, set in 18k white gold and adorned with an emerald and nearly 4 carats of VS+ diamonds, is priced at $84,000.

More than ever before, our lives are marked by seeking the things that are the most unique. From clothing for our kids to our wedding dresses to the features of our cars to the houses where we choose to live, we want to be intentional and statement-driven. This is nothing new with jewelry — but, finding something that is reflective of our personality is often elusive.
“My mother is innately protective, as mothers are, and was always making sure I was safe and healthy,” says Tabayer. “When I began designing, the meaning of jewelry and what we put on for different occasions, inspired the direction for my collection. If I am going to an event, a wedding, or on a trip, even out to dinner, I want to wear something that combines luxury with important meaning.”
Tabayer, who was raised in a dynamic and artistic household, says that the wildly sought-after Collection, which is inspired by the “eye,” represents a powerful symbol of protection.
To fête the premiere of the Eye Collection, the designer introduced her limited-edition collection in March at the Hôtel de Crillon during Paris Fashion Week. The first capsule featured hybridizations of letters and eye amulets. Debuting a collection with these heartfelt charms was the first step in showcasing Tabayer’s mantra: her label will always blend wearable ultra-luxury with deep and personal sentiments.
To say that the collection is hot is to misread its temperature: it’s scorching, which is evidenced by the number of celebrities and otherwise well-heeled women who are adopting the protective eye for their own wardrobes: Halima Aden, Milla Jovovich, Coco Rocha, Shanina Shaik, Caroline Vreeland, Rebel Wilson, and Jessica Kahawaty are just a few.
The collection includes pendants, bracelets, and more. All Nigora Tabayer pieces are made to order; pricing is available upon request and starts at $20,000 and up.

Elsa Hosk wearing a unique Nigora Tabayer bracelet during Cannes this year ­— worth $300,000, the bracelet is set in 18k white gold and adorned with nearly 3 carats of emeralds and 10 carats of VS+ diamonds.