Columbian designer Paula Mendoza was inspired to create her regal new collection by the Palacio Real de Aranjuez, an 18th century Spanish royal palace just south of Madrid. (Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo was also inspired by the Aranjuez palace gardens to write his achingly beautiful Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra.) Mendoza’s architectural shapes and vivid colors are influenced by the Renaissance period of the structure, and most certainly enhanced by Mendoza’s varied experience in art and degree in sculpture. Fit for a monarch, the striking baubles include chandelier earrings of varied stones, statement rings, and grand chokers.
Statement earrings in 24K gold-plated brass combine a detached oval design with raw emerald stones at the center and fine emerald beads.
Choker is lightweight gold-plated brass with a refined brushed matte finish. Tiny beaded drops and sensual front oval cutout are essential details. The wide back opening makes it easy to put on and fully adjustable.
Eye-catching bracelet is crafted in gold-plated brass with dangling beads and an open oval center.
TRIPLE ADRIANE RING
Handcrafted from graduated 24K gold-plated brass beads, this snakelike motif is distinctive and unexpected.
Gilded brass wire and beads swirl in starry rows around the wrist. Shown expanded, this versatile piece can also be condensed for a more understated, yet still exceptional look.
24K gold-plated brass oval drop earrings are embellished with round floral clusters and suspended beads.
Elegant teardrops fashioned with wire and round beads in 24K gold-plated brass are expertly ornamented with white mother of pearl.
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