Paola Quintana, goldsmith & jewelry designer
Paola Quintana, a Colombian goldsmith living in Barcelona, creates her unique pieces with noble metals and semi-precious stones using artisanal techniques.
Paola will be the guest of Gallery on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November for a presentation of her collections and an exclusive sales day.
Between ancestral traditions and contemporary creations
Paola Quintana: Colombia captured in filigree
Paola Quintana gleans inspiration from her Columbian roots, infusing her pieces with the style and colors of her country of origin. She uses a wide range of artisanal techniques, from stonecutting to jewelry design, to produce all of her pieces. Her work flows from her love of traditional goldsmith techniques, which she puts into practice in her workshop based in Barcelona.
"When I draw, I love to think about independent women, who are self-assured and adore playing with my jewelry…"
Simplicity and sophistication
Her favorite mediums to work with are 24-karat gold plated silver, gold, noble metals and semi-precious stones such as turquoise, quartz, chalcedony and labradorite.
Each of Paola’s collections, comprised of simple yet elegant jewelry, exude her passion for nature. Her motto is creating pieces that blend sophistication and simplicity.
Paola Quintana, beyond the goldsmith’s art
Genius in her DNA
A Columbian living in Barcelona, Paola Quintana has art running in her veins. This is not surprising as she is the descendant of two Italian geniuses from the XIX century: the architect Pietro Cantini and the sculptor Cesare Sighinolfi. Paola’s grandmother, Emma Cantini Sighinolfi, is a direct descendant of these two great Italian artists.
A solid career path
Paola completed her degree in Business Management and Administration while studying jewelry design and painting. She stated, “I always felt the need to develop my aesthetic sensibility.”
From creating jewelry at the School of Arts and Design to the Paola Quintana brand
After completing her studies in Bogotá, Paolo travelled to Barcelona to develop her passion for gemology and jewelry design at the School of Arts and Design. During this period she participated in several trade fairs and started collaborating with prestigious brands. In 2007 she decided to launch her eponymous jewelry brand.
Today her collections are extremely popular in Bogotá, Mexico City, Monaco, Geneva, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Girona due to their elegant simplicity, originality and their excellent quality.
Paola Quintana at Gallery
Paola Quintana will be exhibiting her jewelry at Gallery on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 7 PM. There will be an exclusive sales event featuring her jewelry on Thursday from 11 AM – 7 PM.
Please do not hesitate to contact Gallery for further information.