Treat yourself to a stunning diamond-clad design by H-Town-based jewelry company ILA. Created by brother-sister team Vikas and Ila Sodhani, the contemporary biz is known for its edgy yet feminine earrings, pendant necklaces and cocktail rings.
The duo—who grew up learning the diamond trade from their parents’ jewelry biz—both went away to college, but returned to Houston to launch ILA in 2007. Their always-expanding collection is known to feature sustainable materials like ethnically-sourced diamonds, sapphires and emeralds, as well as recycled gold and platinum. The duo’s unique, gold-and-diamond-accented designs are delicate and clean-lined, making them easy to pair with everything from that little black dress to t-shirt and jeans.
In Houston, look for the ILA collection at accessory-and-home-goods hotspot Kuhl-Linscomb and the fashion-focused Cotton Club.