Our Process


At Alva Pärla, every piece we make is crafted by hand in our New York City Studios. We use the finest crystals available to us, and design every piece individually, so no two are ever the same.
Most pieces are made by a process called electroplating or electro-forming, this is the process of controlling a metal deposit from an anode metal, through electrolyte solution, onto an electronically conductive surface. In other words, using electricity to assist the copper to "grow" on our pieces until they reach their desired finish. Each piece of jewelry is crafted by hand and formed in a conductive bath for up to 24+ hours.