Botànica is an urban jewelry brand reminiscent of classic Hip-Hop fashion. I found Nic De La Paz, owner of Botànica, on Instagram and was awed by her jewelry designs. They reminded me of my high school days traveling around the boroughs of New York City to find the most unique and fly jewelry. Because of the nostalgia her brand brought, I wanted to give this brand a platform. I wrote this article highlighting Bontànica’s latest ‘New York’ collection for Vashtie.com— A special ode to New York’s urban jewelry culture.