"The search for harmony, for something permanent, something aesthetically perfect and imperfect, and something that is not only ruled out by the fashion standards, but that also becomes a part of you”. That is the mark Dalia Pascal, based in the State of Mexico, leaves with her creations. It is something that incorporates the perfection of silver and semi-precious stones with hardworking Mexican craftsmen, in order to boost and continue working with ancient techniques used to craft real pieces of art, that when reinvented to create a new product with nuances of fashion, they become an impressive and appealing jewel.
This classy, appealing and exclusive pendant is made of brass, and 18K gold plated, and it comes on a black silk lace. This piece belongs to the “Papel Picado” collection, and it is inspired by the National award winning silver piece, Plata del Siglo XXI, and also inspired by the tradition of Mexican papercutting or “Papel Picado”.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Dalia arrives to Mexico during her adolescence, which was an experience that defined her life. The exposure to colors, scents, flavors, music and handicrafts impacted her career as a designer. She studied Graphic Design and then pursued studies in jewelry-making, where she discovered a completely different world as she started modeling silver. At first, Dalia used to create contemporary jewelry collections, then she realized she was surrounded by Mexican handicrafts that with her touch, she believed would become a totally different design of unique styles with a classy and fashionable touch. It was then when she decided to approach some of Mexico’s most prestigious artisans to create pieces that would keep their techniques and traditional elements intact, but that thanks to her designs, they would be different from anything else in the market. A few years ago, Dalia decided to expand her collection of personal accessories, and she developed a line of handbags combined with embroidery from other Latin-American countries; from agave fibers, to huipiles and moxevales. Dalia Pascal seeks to rescue Mexican artisan values by creating diverse accessories and jewelry. Over the last years, the brand has been gaining reputation around the world, thanks to the many awards Dalia has received and to the several international publications of her line.