There’s no doubt that the Spanish are renowned for their amazing food, art, culture, and architecture—oh and let’s not forget shopping (hello, Zara, Mango, Loewe, and Delpozo!). But did you know that Spain also boasts some incredible jewelry brands as well? While you may not automatically think of Spanish brands when you’re considering buying jewelry, the rich country has had a long and storied history of jewelry making dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries—a period when sumptuous jewelry was the norm to wear by Spaniards.
Today, the country continues its strong ties to jewelry making and there are a whole host of contemporary and luxury Spanish jewelry brands that are chic, cool, and most definitely worth having on your radar. Take a peek below as we highlight some of our favorites—from modern brands to fine jewelry designers, there’s a little something for every budget and taste.
UNO de 50
I personally own a handful of UNO de 50 pieces and I am obsessed with its incredible quality and intricate designs. They are some of my absolute favorite pieces I wear all the time. The Madrid-based brand mixes tradition and modernity with a handcrafted spirit that has become central to the brand’s bold yet down-to-earth design. Every unique piece is handcrafted in Spain from the finest materials.
UNOde50 Lonely Planet Necklace ($140)
UNOde50 Open Your Mind Hoop Earrings ($90)
UNOde50 Awesome Bracelet ($219)
UNOde50 Make a Wish Ring ($100)
Another of my top favorites is the Barcelona-based brother/sister-founded line, PD PAOLA. Only seven years old the brand has already gained a loyal Instagram following with over 1.2 million followers. They design and create affordable, elegant, and cool pieces for the modern woman who is style-conscious, independent, and unapologetically herself. Their cool zodiac and letter earrings and necklaces make for the best gifts.
925 Sterling Silver/18k Gold Plating Letter A Earrings ($72)
925 Sterling Silver/18k Gold Plating Papillon Ring ($72)
925 Sterling Silver/18k Gold Plating Aquarius Necklace ($79)
925 Sterling Silver/18k Gold Plating Bond Gold Bracelet ($84)
Created in 1920, Tous is a jewelry, accessories, and fashion retailer based in Catalonia, Spain. They started as a watchmaking business over one hundred years ago and now have over seven hundred stores worldwide—continuing their dedication to the craft. With an innovative attitude, their heritage pieces inspire their unique quality pieces.
Tous Silver Vermeil Tous Basics Earrings ($145)
Founded in 1890, Majorica is one of the oldest jewelry brands in Spain, renowned for its striking imitation pearls embedded into sterling silver or 18-karat gold. Now based in Majorca, each piece of Majorica jewelry reflects the brand’s century-long heritage of crafting perfect man-made pearls. Luckily, you can shop them at Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s to name but a few retailers here in the U.S.
Majorica Endless Simulated Pearl Ring ($120)
Majorica 3-Ring Pearly Pendant Necklace ($80)
Majorica Pearly Station Chain Bracelet, White-Gold ($70)
Majorica 10mm Pearl & Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings ($175)
Fine jewelry label, Sansouers was founded by Spanish siblings Cristina and Estefanía Sánchez Rodríguez in 2010 breaking away from conventional methods of jewelry wearing with their trompe l’oeil effects. They create simple, ingenious, and whimsical pieces that never fail to intrigue and delight customers.
Sansoeurs Dancer Drop Gold Earring ($2050)
Sansoeurs Band Cascade Diamonds Gold Ring ($3320)
Sansoeurs Double Sphere Gold Earring ($1090)
Sansoeurs Drop Gold Necklace ($1210)
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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