Carrera y Carrera is one of the most well-known, as well as one of the largest jewelers in the world, established by a brilliant sculptor Manuel Carrera in 1885 in Madrid, the capital of Spain.
The stylish and sophisticated brand Carrera y Carrera bears the tradition of jewelry making initiated over a century ago that captured the beauty of life in exquisite miniatures, with every tiny nuance conveying the vivid, ardent emotions and feelings.
Keeping a great desire for presenting something special for customers, the company designed decorations with pictures of animals which became the style of the company at the beginning period of the House. The favorite themes - flowers, mysterious panthers and butterflies were admired by ladies of high society.
Possessing a unique style, the unusual romantic images, mythological plots and miniature pictures of beautiful animals, the jewelry of Carrera y Carrera features two discrete attributes such as - a uniquely exclusive matte finish, an inherited family secret, and intricate detail that required highly skilled artisans who are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of their art, however the distinctive parts pass from generation to generation and add meaning for its consumers.
Each of the items Carrera y Carrera produces is carefully crafted along with paying special attention to every single detail and thus a piece becomes to be more than jewelry, but a work of art.
Collections symbolize creativity:
At present, more than eight thousand designs are in the Carrera y Carrera collection, while many are one of kind pieces and others are part of the company's private collection. The jewelry collections Carrera Y Carrera offers are bracelets, chains, cufflinks, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings.
In July 2005, Jeweler Carrera Y Carrera unveiled a new bamboo-inspired jewelry collection of gold combined with colored stones – sapphires, diamonds, rubies, garnets, agates and carnelians which became very popular with clients.
Most recently Carrera y Carrera has launched its Avalon watch with mink straps found in four colors - white, green, purple, and pink.
A royal name in jewelry:
Being a renowned Jewelry House of Spain, Carrera y Carrera received the attention of the Spanish Royal Family and became the only brand creating jewelry for the Spanish Royal Family. The company sometimes got special orders even from the president of DeBeers and produced pieces for the Spanish government as well.
Carrera y Carrera manufactured the famous ‘Saber of Victory' that was decorated with symbol of all the Spanish provinces.
In addition to creating imperial items, the house is also distinguished for a fabulous ‘tiara' made of rubies, emeralds, sapphires and gem diamonds which was offered as a gift by the Spanish Royal Family to Queen Fabiola of Belgium.