Cristina Pérola was born in Porto, where she also grew up. She fell in love with decorative arts and fashion accessories at an early age. At 15, her experimentations with glass and wire fuel this passion and she decides to attend CINDOR, where she graduates in Jewellery and Stone Setting. Her first pieces are the result of an innate talent for drawing and a fascination for precious metals. Later on, she decides to invest in the unlikely combination of gold and silver, which leads her to design her first collection.
Pérola designs memories,
exclusive and timeless.
Pérola takes her technical skills and her passion for haute jewellery and steps into to the everyday life of independent women. Following 10 years working as a businesswoman and a trainer, she decides to invest in the design of exclusive jewellery, thus beginning anew chapter in her life – Dubai.
In an exotic, inspiring atmosphere, she breaks the boundaries of design, producing pieces widely acclaimed. The designer aims at highlighting feminine beauty in each piece, developing a design of excellence through the symbiosis of drawing and technique.
Her jewels are exclusive pieces which embody a unique style.
Pérola celebrates jewellery as aggregating and synthesising elements of symbolism and memory. Pérola Jewellery designs pieces that will stand the test of time. Each ring, necklace earring and bracelet embodies the singularity of the combination of a diversity of techniques and materials. They couple savoir-faire and uncompromising design – this means that working with the best artisans is essential, as the aim is designing pieces featuring unique details and great symbolic value.
Strongly influenced by her stint in Dubai, the fascination for the Arab culture and the mashrabiya has led Cristina Pérola to push all design boundaries. The yellow in the gold hints at the desert, the bold colours of the stones remind us of the souks with its spices and vibrant, colourful fabrics.
The 9 carat ‘made in Portugal’ gold pieces are often embellished with mother-of-pearl and semi-precious stones such as chalcedony, malachite and Swarovski crystals. The symbolism they embody celebrates sophistication and exclusivity, bringing the story of each woman wearing it to life. Pérola designs pieces that are timeless and unique.