To introduce the beauty and value of expertly crafted jewellery to our clients by using the acquired Old World skills alongside modern technology and incorporating the finest possible precious metals and gemstones.
Quality-conscious and focused: As the Manufacturer we offer our catalogue of unique designs, created exclusively for you at very competitive prices. Continuous improvement and innovation are in every aspect of our business and are the main foundations of our success. From design and estimating to project management and delivery, we take a deliberate and controlled approach in achieving the highest of standards. We are committed from the beginning to the end, that you, our clients are completely satisfied with the quality of your purchase.
Integrity and social responsibility: Palladora insures its reputation, integrity and credibility by behaving ethically, safely and lawfully. We support business strategies that promote sustainable environments and that protect human rights and social health.
Five generations of knowledge and skill are the foundation of the Palladora Trustmark.
The Palladora family business started in the early 1800s. It took root in Europe in the "Gold and Silver City" Schwaebisch Gmuend whose first jeweller was recorded in 1372 and went on to develop an enduring community of fine jewellery artisans.
At Palladora, an intense passion for creating fine jewellery has been passed down from father to son for over 200 years. It has crossed continents and cultures yet has never lost its quest for distinction in quality workmanship.
When the 4th generation of master craftsmen came to the New World, there were new challenges and new opportunities for independence and innovation-- to say nothing of the challenges of raising a family in new surroundings. As ever, strong and supportive spouses have been a blessing to this family and continue to be so.
Today, the 5th generation is blending the best of 'Old World' craftsmanship and hand-made tools with today's cutting-edge innovative technologies. Palladora's creative team of experienced goldsmiths have embraced computer-aided design and manufacturing tools ensuring world class jewellery that will shine through future history.
Our forefather’s advice was to always listen to the needs of our clients. This has been our success, proving that today as in bygone times, Palladora is synonymous with quality, service and value.
Convenience: Our website was designed for ease of navigation to provide you with a pleasant and fulfilling 24/7 shop at home experience. Buying quality custom made jewellery at competitive prices is just a few clicks away. Improving our websites usability is on going here at Palladora. We welcome suggestions that can improve our site. email us your comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Security: The information that you are providing Palladora when you use your Credit Card at Checkout is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. This technology ensures that your personal information is protected from outside parties when transmitted from your computer to our server.
Palladora participates in the Verified by Visa™ and MasterCard® SecureCode ™ programs. If you also are a participant, you will be prompted to enter an additional password when using your VISA card or MasterCard for your on-line purchase.
Certificates and Appraisals: Each unique Palladora fine jewelry creation that incorporates a certified Diamond is accompanied by a grading report from one of the world's leading and most respected Gemological laboratories.
> view: Sample Certificate A detailed Jewelry Appraisal provides information and an estimate of your jewellery's value based on replacement cost. This Appraisal accompanies each piece* of Palladora Jewellery and ensures you that in case of loss, theft or damage your Insurance Company will have an accurate evaluation for replacement. Your Insurance Company can rely on this Appraisal to calculate a coverage rate for your fine jewellery. >view: Sample Appraisal*Items over US$1000.00
Conflict-FREE: Palladora has partnered with Diamond and Gemstone dealers that adhere to ethical and responsible business practices. Palladora supports those that respect human rights and non-violence. >view: Conflict Free Policy
Education: Palladora encourages you to be an informed shopper. Our Education center provides you useful information to guide you through the decision making process.
Shipping: Palladora has retained Fed-Ex ®, a world leader in shipping logistics providing you expedited and risk-free shipping. Each purchase is shipped to you fully insured, including in-transit to your doorstep. This protects your shipment from the time it leaves Palladora to your doorstep. >view: Shipping Policy
Customer Service: We are committed to customer service. At Palladora, you and your desires are the center of our attention and a satisfied customer will recommend us to their friends. >view: Client Services
Returns: We are confident that the Quality of our workmanship will meet and surpass your expectations. However, if you are not completely satisfied Palladora allows you to return your Order within 30 days. >view: 30-day Return Policy
Conflict diamonds are diamonds used by subversive movements or rebels to gain power and money to fund their illegal operations. Global Witness, an international non-governmental organization reported that corruption and Human rights abuses were running rampant over diamonds.
It was resolved with the creation of the World Diamond Council, a lobby group, to represent the diamond industry to work with the United Nations and governments in developing ways to control conflict diamonds.
By 2002, the U.N. adopted the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme . The KPCS requires that each signatory country must certify all rough diamond exports are conflict-free and must allow rough diamond import only from other participating countries also certified as conflict-free. To-date there are 75 participating countries that adhere to the Kimberley Process (KP).
In April 25, 2003, the US passed the Clean Diamond Trade Act that was signed into a law that would insure their participation in the KPCS. Diamonds mined in Canada are conflict-free. Canada, as a KPCS participant, passed legislation in 2002 making it illegal to import or export diamonds from non-compliant KPCS sources.
Palladora only purchases diamonds from the most respected diamond cutters who are in compliance with the Kimberley Process, certifying they are Conflict-free, natural and untreated other than polished.
Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from the mine to market, the Jewellery Industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations monitors diamond exports to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds.
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders
It was created by Doctors and Journalists in France in 1971 who decided to make a difference to those in need who are victims of disaster. By providing independent, impartial aid in nearly 60 countries, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in more than 60 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events — such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters — overwhelm local health systems. MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care
In 2009, MSF medical teams carried out more than 7.5 million outpatient consultations; delivered 110,000 babies; treated 1.1 million people for malaria; treated 200,000 severely and moderately malnourished children; provided 165,000 people living with HIV/AIDS with antiretroviral therapy; vaccinated 7.9 million people against meningitis; and conducted 50,000 surgeries.
MSF is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization that aims first and foremost to provide high-quality medical care to the people who need it the most. It does not promote the agenda of any country, political party, or religious faith, and, as such, endeavours to communicate its history, background, and capabilities to all parties in a given situation so that it may gain the necessary access to populations in need.
In doing so, we seek to restore their dignity, alleviate suffering and protect life.
Message from the President:
Palladora has established itself as a prime Designer and Manufacturer of fine jewellery for over five generations.
As a Family based Company we continue to evolve our business and the internet has
given us this opportunity to showcase our exclusive Designs in this new and exciting venue. It brings us into your Home providing you the convenience to research and understand your Purchase knowing you are buying with confidence direct from the manufacturer.
"Quality and Service" has been our foundation and thanks to you, our success.
We look forward to being your Jeweller of choice.
Palladora International Inc.