Designed to collect, inspire and share, Palas creates authentically handcrafted jewellery with personal meaning using words and symbols as gestures of love, healing and inspiration.
The Palas story goes back to 1996 when my sister Eran and I spotted a gap in the retail market for unique, handcrafted jewellery.
We were young, we were excited, we had design qualifications and some business experience and we took the plunge – our perhaps naive fearlessness and inherent self-belief were the driving forces.
We designed a small range of 30 earring styles, developed the brand and discovered skilled artisans in Indonesia capable of turning our sketches into a stunning reality and launched the collection at our first Sydney trade show.
Palas Jewellery was born.
In Eran, I had a dear sister, a best friend and an ideal business partner whose beautiful creative stamp gave Palas its original styling and was reflected in all of our products.
When Eran passed suddenly in 2007, I’d be less than honest if I didn’t confess that I seriously contemplated walking away and putting the Palas Jewellery chapter behind me.
Thankfully, I found the courage and the strength to continue, knowing that I owed it to Eran and myself to keep our shared dream alive.
I have since reinvented the Palas brand allowing my spiritual influences and life experiences to shine through in the designs that are filled with light and love and feature positive words of friendship and protection.
The emotional and personal nature of the jewellery has become the ‘signature’ of the Palas Jewellery brand, which today comprises a portfolio of over 3000 unique and beautiful creations and is available in selected retail stores across Australia and New Zealand as well as online.
The Palas collection is designed in Australia and hand crafted mainly in Indonesia with some chain necklaces made in Italy and leather pieces in China. I am continually inspired by the artistic ingenuity of my long standing Indonesian manufacturer who shares my focus of creating jewellery filled with love, passion and integrity.
All designs are hand crafted in solid sterling silver, brass and bronze by these traditional Indonesian artisans drawing on centuries of jewellery making skills coupled with modern day ethical production standards.
The feedback I receive directly from our customers shows how deeply Palas connects with people – some brought to tears when they find a charm that speaks to them or have been gifted a piece that has truly melted their heart.
This means so much to me and reminds me that Palas is not just simply a pretty thing, it has true meaning and symbolism that connects people emotionally. Whether it’s a unique symbol, a heartfelt word or a mantra to live by, Palas jewellery is designed to be curated by and for the wearer and layered to create a personal collection, reflecting your own individual style and life experience.
Thank you for connecting with Palas Jewellery, I am so glad we have found one another…
Light and love,