Monalisa Okojie

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Citrine, Amethyst, Tourmaline, Peridot, Morganite, Topaz and Diamonds are the stones of choice for African-born, Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Monalisa Okojie, founder and CEO of Nehita, an exquisite jewelry collection for that person who loves elegance with a touch of attitude. An Attorney in Nigeria, Monalisa gave up a promising career in law to pursue her passion of being a world-renowned jeweler and business woman.

Having graduated in 2008, from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America, Monalisa wasted no time in launching Nehita. Drawing inspiration from her African heritage, Monalisa creates a luxurious collection that accurately pays attention to detail that delivers a natural splendor, using only the finest of handpicked exotic stones, gold and conflict-free diamonds and precious stones. Nehita’s designs integrate arts and culture, transcends time, while embodying sophistication. Since it’s debut collection in 2008, Nehita has been worn by celebrities such as, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Alan Cumming, Melora Hardin, Josh Henderson, Sally Pressman, CCH Pounder, Lu Parker, Norah Jones, Nick Cannon, Meagan Good, Brandy, Hosea Chanchez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sisse Marie, Quinton Aaron, Alison Krauss, Randy Jackson, Lisa Raye, Christelle, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, First Ladies of various countries, Jackie Appiah, Ava Hall, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Vince Gelonese and many more others.

Nehita has consistently received rave reviews and is projected to be one of the most promising and creative jewelry collections. Nehita Jewelry has been seen in fashion shows, television, and magazines in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, major cities in Europe, Dubai, Australia and in Africa. As civic minded as she is stylish, Monalisa advocates empowering women and girls through programs in entrepreneurship so as to achieve economic independence;  through a non-profit she founded, Upward African Woman. She donates to various other charities such as the Jenesse Center for Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Woman 2.1, Kick it for Kenya and others. Monalisa is passionate about fashion, believes in humanitarian work, love and kindness.

Nehita Jewelry, is a lifestyle of classic elegance!