Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Spain has created many of the world’s biggest cultural icons in the world, from running with the bulls (we suggest away), dancing in flamenco, savoring paella, or visiting one of the numerous Pablo Picasso museums. But one big icon comes in small package, actually, in really small package—the intricate designs of Carrera y Carrera jewelries. The Taj Mahal immortalized in its fine collection, the miniscule tweaks of a leopard’s muscular body, mythological creatures woven around the jewelry wrapping it in mystique, these are the finely crafted designs that have propelled Carrera y Carrera to become a leading Spanish brand and one of the world’s most distinguished fine jewelry. Bracelets, necklaces, chains, cufflinks, earrings, pendants, rings…whatever the jewelry is, it reflects the Carrera y Carrera exquisite designs that started back in 1885 when metalworker Satoria Carrera got his inspiration from nature’s little details. Ornate, elaborate, suggestive, Carrera y Carrera seems like nature’s finer details were frozen by a wizard who set them in gemstones and precious metals and delivered them to the royalty as magical gifts. Take away the wizard and magic, but the royalty is true: Carrera y Carrera is the only jewelry brand for the Spanish Royal Family.
Shreve is an authorized dealer of Carrera y Carrera jewelry.
Image: Carrera y Carrera Peacock Ring