Jannik Olander, was born and raised in the small country of Denmark. There, he attended business school in Copenhagen. All his life, Jannik has been fascinated with style, luxury and the arts. His unique style is portrayed in the beautiful designs of Nialaya Jewelry.
With a career history with legendary fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, Jannik has always had a passion for style and luxury. His many trips to the Far East have developed and diversified his eclectic taste. Bali, Thailand, and India have become the designer’s favorite destinations for collecting inspiration, gaining insight, and rejuvenating before a new piece of jewelry comes to life. Jannik carefully searches for each precious stone, bead, and pendant that inspire him to create his next piece.
The energy, charisma, and textures of each stone initiate the birth of a new collection. Every stone has healing powers and can amplify and increase the bearer’s own energy. Jannik has put his heart into creating pieces which promote spiritual enlightenment by being present and centered in the moment of creating a new piece of jewelry. He has worked closely with different stones and has discovered how the jewels help him and many others gain clarity, inner peace, and joy. Jannik has continued to reinvent his iconic Nialaya handmade bracelets and has gone on to design various jewelry collections for men and women.
In the Fall of 2014 Jannik Olander was featured as a main cast member on "Euros Of Hollywood", an American reality television series on the Bravo network documenting six successful Europeans living in Los Angeles and working in the fashion and entertainment industries.