Elle Qui Vit
Jewelry designer and artist Ayesha
[eye-sha] Pirbhai Fardell grew up in London, Karachi and along the U.S. east coast before moving to Barcelona and eventually residing in San Francisco and Los Angeles. After leaving her home country, Pakistan, at the age of seven, Ayesha was eager to gain greater insight into her South Asian and Middle Eastern roots. This exploration into the MENASA regions led her back to ancient civilizations, unveiling matriarchy based communities, systems and approaches that were disrupted and kept secret over time.
Born from the name Ayesha, meaning "She Who Lives," Elle Qui Vit explores these matriarchy based civilizations with a focus on the Divine Feminine through the ages. Mystical and symbolic adornments tell the stories of womanhood, celebrating our history, art, culture and spirituality. Consciously crafted in Los Angeles, each piece of jewelry is cast in recycled metals through the lost wax process, in homage to ancient feminine craft. Select pieces include ethically sourced natural stones and hand-fused glass gems. Along with inspired collections, Elle Qui Vit specializes in custom commissions for distinctive pieces of fine jewelry, including engagement rings and wedding bands.
Our Commitment to the Radical Monarchs
Elle Qui Vit is a woman of color owned business with an intentional focus on the empowerment of all BIPOC. The Radical Monarchs “empower young girls of color so that they stay rooted in their collective power, brilliance and leadership in order to make the world a more radical place.” They are troops, like Girl Scouts, but for Girls of Color, learning to embrace their individuality, immerse themselves in their unique cultures, and stand up to injustice in all forms. They are a sisterhood of empowered leaders, earning their badges through lessons that affirm the beauty of their being, and honor the being of others.
Elle Qui Vit donates 10% of sales from each Ancient Egypt and Khaos Collection purchase made through our website to the Radical Monarchs. As our business grows we will continue to expand our offering and are exploring ways to be more involved in this soul sister organization.
I hope that you join us in our support of this incredibly impactful organization, find out more about the Radical Monarchs at radicalmonarchs.org.
Photo: Damaris Chambers