PREGNANCY NECKLACES: STYLE AND SOOTHING
ILADO is the first Maternity Jewelry brand. It was created in Paris in 2015 to bring back the meaning and beauty of the Pregnancy Necklace tradition.
Drawing inspiration from an ancestral chime pendant traditionnally worn by the Mayan mothers, we offer a unique collection of Pregnancy Necklaces designed to beautifully style the bump during pregnancy and to soothe your newborn baby with their soft chime sound.
A meaningful jewelry piece and the most special and unique gift for today’s mums-to-be!
OUR INSPIRATION: THE MAYAN "ANGEL CALLER" CHIME NECKLACE
Our collection is inspired by a Mayan chime pendant: the “Angel Caller”. This ancestral spherical pendant contains a silver ball that emits a subtle and harmonious chime when shaken. Legend has it that this sweet jingling sound, that is unique for each necklace, is magic: it has the power to call the Guardian Angel of the wearer to provide them protection, comfort and guidance throughout life.
It was traditionally worn by the Mayan mothers: during pregnancy, as a protective amulet for the expectant mother and her baby; and after birth, as the familiar gentle chime sound of the necklace would soothe and reassure the newborn baby by reminding it the comfort and warmth of the womb.
We offer the first modern interpretation of this beautiful tradition to celebrate the powerful, universal and unique bond between mother and baby.
WE CELEBRATE LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
ILADO Paris chime pendants are unique pieces, handmade by a craftsman. They are then gilded with fine gold and suspended at the end of precious necklaces.
Great care is put into every stage of manufacture: the selection of high quality materials, colour definition and meticulous assembly make each and every Ilado Paris piece an exceptional creation and a memorable gift.
Originally, ILADO was the name of an African peninsula where our friendship began when we were 10.
In 2015, 20 years later, fascinated by the meaningful beauty and the magic of ancestral jewelry, and inspired by our own search for meaning and harmony in the hectic pace of our lives as young mothers in Paris, we created ILADO Paris. Welcome!