Cerulean seas, sun-kissed beaches, cobblestone streets — Spain’s party-loving island of Ibiza is teeming with inspiration. And it just so happens its beauty sparked South Florida’s own mother-daughter duo, Patricia Josa and Patti Fontaneda, to launch a booming jewelry business fittingly named Ibiza Soulmade Jewelry.
“It happened very quickly. We have always been intrigued by the magical qualities of jewelry, from the earliest amulets and ceremonial pieces to the more bohemian pieces of contemporary times,” Josa says. Thus the collection’s intention to convey positive vibes through thoughtfully culled materials such as natural stones, feathers, beads and metals.
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“We love to work with materials that have powerful meanings such as semiprecious stones like amethyst, jade, agate, amber, turquoise, lapis lazuli and many more. Leather, different types of seeds and gold plating are also some of our favorite things to work with as well,” Fontaneda says.
As self-proclaimed “passionistas,” the mother and daughter team have taken their Miami-based collection across the globe with distribution in 15 countries nationwide. In sync with the line’s uplifting design ethos, Ibiza Soulmade Jewelry takes a socially responsible approach to production, too. The company supports TECHO, a non-profit organization present in Latin America which seeks to overcome poverty by providing work for village women.
Boasting bold colors and intricate details (think tassels and evil eye motifs), the collection exudes a happy, uplifting and lucky feel. Josa adds, “We want everyone to experience the magic and beauty of wearing fashionable jewelry that is rich with relevance as well as style.”