With last minute holiday shopping upon us, I’d like to share an interesting collection of fine jewelry. Originating from Valencia in Spain, this is the Andrea Candela collection. And maybe a gift from them this winter can tide anyone over who’s not lucky enough to escape to the Mediterranean!
The Candela jewelry house is found between the mountains of Valencia and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. It was founded over 70 years ago by the three Candela brothers in Valencia, Spain under the name Candela Hermanos. Candela Hermanos quickly grew to one of the biggest makes of karat gold jewelry in the region. Their name has always been a staple of in the world of European jewelry and and embodies the style of Spanish jewelry.
Andrea, a daughter of one of the Candela brothers, joined the family business and launched the Andrea Candela collection of jewelry. In 1979 Candela Hermanos and Andrea expanded into the United States. In the states Andrea set up a design team to continue creating the Andrea Candela Collection for the global market. Today, they still incorporate their traditional craftmanship and iconic Spanish style, but with a modern approach.
The modern Andrea Candela brand was created in 2004, still keeping true to its unique Spanish jewelry heritage. The current collection still features sterling silver, 18kt gold, quality diamonds, freshwater pearls and exotic gemstones. All pieces feature old world detailing and bright, vibrant colors, letting the wearing enjoy a taste of Spanish culture and the Mediterranean beauty.
Andrea Candela Jewelry is made up of a varied range of collections and styles, here is just a sample of a few:
The Vibora Collection
The Vibora collection uses geometric designs with sterling silver, gemstones, freshwater pearls and touches of 18k gold. The ring below features gold and silver overlapping, with a contrasting white and black pearl at each end.
The Trebol Collection
The Trebol collection represents Spain’s rich and colorful culture with elegant designs with attractive multi-colored gemstones. The bangle below uses three rows of silver and gold, adorned with turquoise gemstones, a perfect match to the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.
Blanco y Negro
Andrea Candela has made a collection of “black and white” diamond pieces, following their contrasting style and the modern trend of using colored diamonds. This clover-shaped pendant and chain is made with silver and gold, with black diamonds and white topaz.
The Alhambra Collection
Named after the Moorish palace Alhambra found in Granada, Spain. This collection is a tribute to it, giving the feeling of the mysterious East combined with the beauty of classical Spain. These detailed gold and silver earrings feature large onyx ovals.
Hope you enjoyed the unique Spanish style of the Andrea Candela and they inspire some last minute gift ideas! For the chance to win a fine piece of jewelry just in time for the holidays, check out Luxury Bazaar’s Gucci Ring Giveaway!