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Lillian Shalom blends Iranian, American influences in her jewelry
Lillian Shalom blends Iranian, American influences in her jewelry

As a first-generation American and the daughter of two Iranian immigrants, Lillian Shalom struggled for years to reconcile the two starkly different cultures. She constantly had one foot in the world her family was from and another foot in the world into which she was born. Rather than fight it, Shalom, a 29-year-old Los Angeles native, found a medium that allowed her to blend those two worlds: jewelry design, ultimately leading to her current line, Lillian Shalom, created in 2011. This dichotomy within her own identity gave her a passion for dualities and contradictions, showcased both in her materials and in her design. "My pieces are loud. As a Persian female, you're taught not to...

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