My name is Vicki, the designer of Niema's Treasures. Niema is of Swahili origin and means "Beautiful /Happy". My vision for Niema's Treasures was inspired by an unquenchable appetite for design, art, and history, specifically ethnic jewelry and adornments. After completing my studies in these areas, I began designing and making various pieces, which lead to the creation of Niema's Treasures.
Niema’s Treasures was inspired by Oceanic culture, specifically Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, and Polynesia. The richness of cultural style and the use of materials, colors and organic components as a foundation for adornment and decoration was a unique expression of its people. Jewelry was an indication of status and therefore is fundamental to understanding the social society of early tribal jewelry and art.