I love jewelery. Or bijoux, or joaillerie. Love. It. Right now I'm a passionate fan of Spanish jewelers Carrera y Carrera. It's classic over the top bling. I recently tried on a heavy gold and diamond clasp serpent bracelet, and it was everything. No wonder Julianne Hough wore the same bracelet out on the town in London recently. I mean it's only made with luxuriously thick yellow gold with white and chocolate diamonds.
Founded in the late 70s (an era known for decadence), the company was founded by Manuel Carrera. The goal was to create 'bold, innovative, original, and somehow bold' jewelery that would be as eye catching and iconic. From the beginning, Carrera y Carrera was a runaway international success. Today they are known as one of the 10 most prestigious jewellers in the world. Their headquartered in their original city, Madrid.
Inspiration comes from many sources. One recent collection was inspired by the film Actress Ava Gardner, who was legendary for her sultry beauty and her tempestuous relationship with husband Frank Sinatra. Gold, silver, and a multitude of diamonds form sinuous shapes for arms and neck. The feel is old-fashioned glamour and opulence.
With their 'Musica' collection, the brand bring the cadence and rhythm of Spanish music to life. Divided in to 4 categories ( Alegrias, Danza, Concerto, and Melodia) the jewelery is meant to symbolize the way in which music encircles and enriches us. Louis de Dios, who is Carrera y Carrera's Communication and PR manager says "Melody, harmony, and rhythm are fused together in the new collection from Carrera y Carrera. Inspired by the music so intrinsic to Spanish culture, Música expresses and reinterprets emotion in each one of the exceptional pieces".
I couldn't have said it better.
Olivia Palermo, socialite and former star of 'The City', is the elegant face of the company. She stars in Carrera y Carrera's campaigns and graces the pages of magazines across Europe wearing their jewelery.
Olivia's only one of the celebrities that have fallen under their dazzling spell. Kelly Osbourne, Katy Perry, and esteemed actress Jessica Lange have also been spotted wearing Carrera y Carrera.
Find out more at www.carreraycarrera.com
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