“Haati Chai” literally meaning “elephant and tea” in Bengali was started March of 2011, in Los Angeles, California by designer Stella Simona. Finding a unique way to blend contemporary styles in jewelry making with jewelry making techniques and styles from India; Haati Chai creates a uniquely magical combination of “on trend” pieces rooted from her East Indian culture. It is not glaringly obvious in all the pieces, but you can tell that it is something different, special, and unique. This jewelry brand not only has the “usual” earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets expected to encompass any jewelry line, but it boasts anklets, body chains, head pieces, nose rings, men’s jewelry and Indian trinkets. "I want everyone to explore different concepts, your jewelry reflects your mood, personality. It is you, it tells your story. A lot of people are afraid to explore their options when accessorizing. I want Haati Chai to give you a new perspective."The pieces are executed with care, elegance, and craftsmanship. The aesthetic combines exotic old world concepts with new contemporary trends.
The pieces are simplistic yet there are some incredible architectural elements and the use of stones, wood, aluminum and other organic materials give it an earthy “grounded” feel. With collections for men and women, Stella and her team, design and hand craft all the Haati Chai pieces. And for the items they don’t make themselves, special craftsmen in India bring their designs to life. Haati Chai jewelry is for anyone that considers themselves trendy, fashionable, or just wants a beautiful one of a kind piece of jewelry. This is the kind of jewelry that people stop you on the street and ask you about. The pieces truly are conversation starters.
At just two years old Haati Chai is sold at select, high-end stores and boutiques around the world and continues to inspire & innovate every individuals definition of style.