About Us

Designer Hannah Ha founded Palén Design in 2003 with her jewelry line Palén. WIth a background in Industrial and Graphic Design, Hannah combines her knowledge of color and depth to bring a new dimension to the realm of jewelry design.  Her collection, Palén covers a wide spectrum- from simple elegance for the everyday woman to lush extravagance for the red carpet diva. The name Palén derives from the word 'palindrome' mirroring her name and symbolizing the balance and flow of each design.  

Inspired by fashion and an eye for color, Hannah enjoyed experimenting with the design and creation of jewelry.  In November 2003, Palén was launched.  Over the next several months, her collection caught the eyes of boutiques and magazines thus confirming her talent.  What started as a hobby to pass time from a surgery turned into a successful business.

Since its inception, Palén has expanded and has been carried in over 60 boutiques across the U.S., Canada, Korea, and Japan. Palén has been seen in Lucky Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Audrey Magazine, Modern Bride, Ok! Magazine, and was featured as "one to watch" as an up and coming designer in Womens Wear Daily.  Her earrings were also seen on Kristen Kreuk on the hit show, "Smallville".

In 2009, after the birth of her daughter and relocation to Seoul, South Korea, designer Hannah Ha was inspired to branch out from her intricate jewelry designs to carrying hair accessories for her own little princess.  Living in a city where all things girly are welcomed and celebrated, she found inspiration in the culture and great attention to detail and craft.  With her eye for design and high standard of workmanship, and in collaboration with a design studio, Palén Princess was born. 

After returning stateside, Palén Design now brings you Palén Princess, our new line of children's and baby hair accessories.  Our collection consists of handmade headbands, pins, and baby bands using only the best quality materials to create beautiful and adorable accessories that your little princess will love! From simple bows, to elegant headbands, to adorable furry favorites, Palén Princess is every girl's dream.