For women who own their glow

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Jewelry for women who own their glow

Let your genuine nature glow. It's that simple. At PDPAOLA we're all about creating pieces that allow you to express yourself in your own authentic way. In the spirit of the brand lies the adventure of self-discovery, the celebration of who you are and who you aspire to become. Unassuming essentials with a twist so you can be bold and shine by your own accord.

Every collection is the creation of a new world for the woman of today who is style-conscious, independent, and unapologetically herself. We like to call it rebellious elegance with the right amount of effortless cool.

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When our sisters shine we all shine

Women have always been our main source of inspiration, motivation and strength. There's no force like women coming together to support each other; because we know that we are all part of something much bigger than ourselves or a brand.

PDPAOLA embraces the many forces of femininity that tend to pull us in different directions searching for that perfect balance with confidence, poise and a wink. It's about questioning conventions and exploring what it means to be a woman today through every piece, collection and wearer.

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The story

Inspired by a family of strong and multifaceted women, siblings Paola and Humbert, founded PDPAOLA in 2014 out of their desire to create a brand that could resonate with today's modern woman and accompany her in the many roles she takes on in life.

After abandoning their respective careers they made their passion for design and jewelry a lifelong project, and honouring women their mission. Today we are proud to create pieces that bring a little joy and sparkle to women's everyday lives in over 112 countries, and counting. It’s a dream come true!

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One team one dream

My how we have grown! At the beginning there were just a few of us. Today PDPAOLA is a continuously growing family who works passionately and closely together to build a brand we are super proud to be a part of.

From design and image to the manufacturing and delivery, every team member at our headquarters is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. Together we laugh, get creative and find ways to share them with you. Our goal is to inspire the women, who at the same time, inspire us every day with stories, experiences and topics that matter and are too good not to share.

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Better together

Above anything else, we know that we are all part of something bigger and more important than ourselves or a brand. Every day we put our heart and soul into making PDPAOLA as awesome as possible, but we know that we can do more. This is where the amazing women who drive our spirit come in to help us go that extra mile.

Thanks to women like you, every year since 2016 we’ve been able to contribute with Plan International and other organizations by donating a percentage of our proceedings generated through our yearly Women’s Day campaigns. More recently, we donated part of the sales of the Aisha Collection to the Afrikable organisation based in the island of Lamu in Kenya

From the bottom of our hearts at PDPAOLA, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of those who in one way or another contributed to these causes. There are many more to come! Whether it's a purchase, a direct donation or even just a message of courage, every little bit helps make a difference.

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The road ahead

When we first started out, we didn't think of identifying ourselves as a sustainable jewelry brand and, for now, we cannot claim that we are. However, we do believe environmental and social responsibility is the way forward.

It's a process that we’ve already started and will take time as it needs careful thought, planning and implementation. We're certain it's not only achievable but totally worth it!

It all starts by opening up the conversation, looking at what needs to change and starting by being the most responsible we can be with ourselves, within our brand. It's a journey we have decided to embark on and we're counting on you to join us along the way to become better every day. Stay tuned!

THE MANIFESTO
OUR BASICS FOR LIFE. A REAL DECLARATION OF INTENT.
BY WOMEN & FOR WOMEN. READ, ENJOY, REPEAT.
01We will celebrate our perfectly imperfect life with simplicity and honesty (Girl, it’s cool to be kind).
02We will trust our fierce soul. Our heart will follow.
03We will be loyal to our 15-minute rule: morning tea, a grand plan in mind, no make up & (still) fabulous.
04We will become friends with strangers and have conversations about love & the universe.
05We will secretly notice details that no one else sees.
06We will know how to take care of ourselves. We will also know when we deserve another slice of cake.
07We will let our eyes talk. And they will say it all.
08We will dress to kill for the wild nights. Because we never regret an “Oops, I did it again”.
09We will dance our fears away. And we will get over it.
10And above all: We will be Women.
Designed with the soul
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From drawing to reality

The creative process starts at our atelier in Barcelona, where our specialized creative team works in every design with absolute demand and carefulness, from the first sketch to the material selection and the development of the final samples of every jewel.

The manufacturing of our pieces combines an attentive handcraft expertise with the latest technology, which is applied in different stages until reaching the final jewelry piece:

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Digital tridimensional process

From the final hand-drawn sketches of every piece, the digital design team generates a 3D model with the support of specialized software. Is at that stage where we set the final details and technical features of the jewel.

Molding: In order to materialize the piece, we start printing every part of the jewel with high precision 3D printers, with wax as the base material. Afterwards, the negative of this impression is set in silicon, becoming the prime design mould. We refill this mould with wax in order to replicate the piece and we replicate this step as many times as the number of pieces we plan to produce.

The wax tree: Once the wax pieces are replicated, we build what we call the tree: multiple wax pieces branched and attached to a central pillar. We insert the tree in a circular container and then we fill it with cast. We finally set this container in an oven where cast dries and wax melts. The result: a negative shape of the tree in cast, that we fill again with melted 925 sterling silver soon hardened.

Carving: Once silver is finally solidified, the cast is carefully removed. Then we carve the tree pieces with a pressurized water jet. We hand polish every piece for the first time to get solid silver bodies. This is a unique moment: a jewel fragment is born.

Polishing and plating: When the raw silver pieces are ready, we start the polishing stage divided into three phases: First of all, we generally use wet slate slices to remove big surface imperfections. Secondly, we remove the possible scratches generated by the slate with linen and cotton wheels. To conclude the polish phase, we use a wet brush for the final finishing. If the design requires it, we plate the piece in 18 karat gold and we let it dry.

SETTING & ASSEMBLY: At the final stage, we set by hand all the semi-precious stones and zirconias with the help of high precision tools. Finally, we assemble all the parts of the jewel using the soldier or by manual assembly through small rings.

Quality control: Once all the pieces of the production are finished, the quality department performs an exhaustive piece by piece visual and tactile control, as well as a use test with a sample of each production which is then melted again to reuse the material. Finally, we insert each jewel in an airtight bag that protects it during storage.

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Beauty lies in details

Commitment to quality is a fundamental pillar in each PDPAOLA jewel. We produce our collection with 925 sterling silver, 18 karat gold, brass, semi-precious stones and zirconias. In addition of going through strict quality controls and being carefully selected, these materials make each piece genuine and unique.

Our workshops are comprised with a great team of craftsmen that ally with avant-garde technology, bringing an exceptional finishing to every jewel. The expertise of the hand-finished details and the high precision of the tools in our facilities allow us to create every piece with the highest level of demand.

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