Best known for his sustainable fine jewelry, self-taught designer Alberto Parada transforms luxury jewelry by using reclaimed gold, ethically sourced gems, and conflict-free diamonds. Parada draws inspiration from his native South America and combines space, form, and color exquisitely to create pieces that are bold or as subtle as the owner’s style reveals. Learn more about this award winning designer who currently lives in Washington, DC and often travels to Paraguay and Uruguay by visiting the official website.
Parada is committed to making responsible choices both environmentally and socially. He uses only reclaimed gold which means gold that is from the existing supply chain that is recycled or refined. By doing so, Alberto does not contribute to the environmental destruction, waste, and social injustice caused by metal mining. He is a member of the No Dirty Gold campaign.
Blending diamonds and brilliant semi-precious stones with various tones of 100 percent reclaimed 18K gold, Parada is also known both for the high quality of his materials as well as his extraordinary craftsmanship.
Here are some of my favorite pieces:
Clients prize Parada’s one-of-kind, custom-designed heirloom pieces for their timeless yet modern style AND their ethically sourced and socially responsible materials. Parada’s high quality, environmentally friendly and socially responsible jewels are loved by Vanessa Williams, Milla Jovovich, and Jenny McCarthy, among other celebrities. For more information visit, www.albertoparada.com.
If you are in Los Angeles, you can meet the designer as well as admire and purchase his latest collection in Santa Monica this coming Thursday.
WHEN: Thursday, September 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served.
Readers Fine Jewelry
331 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
TICKETS: Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberto Parada Sustainable Fine Jewelry Collection also participates in numerous charity events, such as acting as one of the sponsors of the upcoming The California Wildlife Center’s event, Give a Hoot: The Wild Brunch in Malibu on a 12 acre private estate benefiting native wildlife. The incredible event takes place next Sunday, September 25 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Gull’s Way Estate. Numerous celebrity sponsors will be in attendance. Some of the major highlights include a wine and olive oil tasting, Patron tequila bar, cuisine by top local chefs, live music, silent and live auctions, personalized psychic, healing sessions, photo booth, and an exciting wildlife release. The celebration benefits California’s Wildlife Center’s Native Animals. Hope to see you there!
WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gull’s Way Estate
26800 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
TICKETS: An adult ticket can be purchased for $160 and a youth ticket (12-17) can be purchased for $50. Children ages 11 and under are admitted free with reservations. Tickets can be purchased online.