Friday, October 03, 2014

The Man behind Carrera y Carrera

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

The main difference between regular and signature jewelry is the creative spirit behind the collection. Regular jewelry pieces are often mass produced even if some of them are equally expensive because of the materials used. But signature jewelry like Carrera y Carrera carries a personality, that of the genius behind the art and craftsmanship of the design. Meet Manuel Carrera, the founder and artist behind the Spanish luxury jewelry. He's renowned as one of the trendsetters in Spanish styles in jewelry making, imbuing his  jewelry with Latin passion and lively attention to details. His golden pieces are akin to celebrating a fiesta, a cornucopia of festive spirits accented by gemstones that add striking colors. Today, the team behind Carrera y Carrera carries the founder's artistic flair, the signature of Spanish jewelry.
 
Carrera y Carrera is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
 
 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Havana night

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:00:00 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

It’s got the Spanish passion and tropical temperament. The Carrera y Carrera Gardenias Collection reminisces about the romance between Mother Spain and its volatile, excited daughter, the island of Cuba. The rings can be flashy and a bit loud like Havana nights, following the beat and swings of salsa in a hot summer afternoon. It’s sensual, artistic, and at once reserved and liberal. The Gardenias Collection includes the medium ring, which features white gold, rock crystal, and diamonds. It has 78 diamonds and measures 0.96 x 1 x 1.12 inches. This ring is also available in a slightly bigger size, the Gardenia Maxi Ring. For a twist, you can have the ring in yellow gold,  reflecting the golden sunset of Havana, when the city is just about to turn the heat.
 
Carrera y Carrera is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
 
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Classics are Forever

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:00:00 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Nothing beats the classics. They exude timeless elegance amidst changing trends. Likewise, they reflect confidence and maturity without needing to bow down before the pressure of frivolous and loud fashion. In luxury jewelry, the classics endure like Carrera y Carrera Clasicós. The Spanish jewelry signature goes back to its roots with this luxury line of figurative designs, surface finish perfection, and combination of art and nature. Its Promesa rings and bands in yellow or white gold and encrusted with diamonds features a two figurative heads exchanging vows. Likewise, the Angelitos shows a cupid shooting love arrows across its line of rings, earrings, and pendants. The Ronda is yet another Clasicós take, exquisites bass-relief showcasing hearts or butterflies in its yellow or white gold rings.
 
Carrera y Carrera is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
 
 

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Artistry of Spanish Jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:30:30 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Combine French intricacies and Italian passionate designs and what do you get? The flair of Spanish artistry that is at once romantic, temperamental and seductive. Carrera Y Carrera embodies the Spanish art of Velazquez, Goya and Picasso and transforms them into a rich cultural line of luxury jewelry pieces. The result is a regal array of necklaces, earrings, rings and pendants that mirror the height of artistry in the architecture of Renaissance churches and Spanish royal courts. The details seem mini-sculptures set in baroque detail and even hints of Aztec and other New World artefacts that reminisce Spain’s past glory, when the sun never set in the empire. Well the sun shines eternally in Carrera Y Carrera’s luxury jewelry collection including its impressive Seda Imperial and Circulos De Fuego Collections. 
 
Carrera y Carrera is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
 
 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Make Way for the Queen

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:56:27 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Royal elegance. That’s the only way we can describe Carrera Y Carrera’s Tesoros Del Imperio Collection. It’s luxury combined with Spanish classical art. The result is an astounding elegance and extraordinary beauty that reminds us of the glorious era of the empire. Carrera Y Carrera successfully brought back to us the sun that never sets; the empire that once boasted of treasure hoard of gold and silver now reflected in this collection of rings, pendants and earrings. White and yellow gold, blue topaz and diamonds are liberally set across the Tesoros Del Imperio Collection. The Reina Pendant is especially tempting, tormenting us with luxury. It’s easy to give in to these richly decorated and highly embellished jewels and enjoy, even for a moment, a royal treatment.
 
Carrera y Carrera is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
 
 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spanish passion in jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

You can feel the Spanish fire in Carrera Y Carrera jewelry. The passion is hot, the art is intense; it’s luxury forged in the deepest pit of the artist’s emotions. The signature leans more on intricate patterns reminiscent of Latin royalty that boasts of radiant yellow and white gold and studded with diamonds. The Carrera collections are designed to shout glamour. The Tiger Ring in white gold, smokey quartz and diamonds are so detailed you can feel the cat’s fury. The Bambu Necklace in yellow and white gold is masterfully crafted in subtlety that its leaf design seems to fly with the wind. Likewise, the Snake Pendant in yellow gold is luxurious with its threatening fangs. You can find more intricate designs that showcase Carrera’s mastery of jewelry craft. 
 
Carrera y Carrera is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
 
 

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Artistry of Spanish Jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:04:34 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Spain has a rich culture that has influenced pretty much the rest of the world. And it is in this rich cultural context, that Spanish art is embedded. Combining French and Italian influences, the art of Spain has made great contributions to Western art in general. Famous influential artists from Spain are Velazquez, Goya and Picasso — who are all deemed geniuses in their respective crafts. Spanish art is supreme and regal. And that can be seen in its magnificent churches and other precious artifacts. Hence, it wouldn't come as a surprise that Spanish jewelry is as imperial. Spanish jewelry brand Carrera Y Carrera rightfully embodies the art of Spain. In its precious collections, you will see Spanish art to the very last detail. They seem to be mini-sculptures that have been intricately made to achieve a baroque feel that make them a rare masterpiece. 
 
Carrera y Carrera is available at Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, California.
 
 
Reference: http://www.carreraycarrera.com/en/collections

Friday, January 03, 2014

The Madness of a Young Man and the Prestige of an Old Brand

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:06:24 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Carrera y Carrera, the renowned designer jewelry company based in Spain, is an icon of luxury for its creative designs, unique style and grand jewelry pieces that come alive with textures and finishes of precious metals and shimmers of precious stones. The success of Carrera y Carrera is rooted in one man who has found his passion and mastered it.  Manuel Carrera is respected as a creative visionary, innovative entrepreneur, and prolific designer. Frequent visits to a tiny shop enchanted him with the world of jewelry making, especially after seeing Queen Fabiola’s crown in the workshop. He founded Carrera y Carrera in 1965. He was one eager artist who embraced greater and greater challenges and complexities in his craft. His works steadily evolved from exquisite jewelry pieces to magnificent miniature sculptures with stunning elegance. For Manual Carrera, the madness of that young man is now a source of great pride for him, and of wonderful treasures for the rest of the world. 
 
Find Carrera y Carrera at authorized retailer Shreve & Co in San Francisco, California.
 
 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Life is Art

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:56:01 PM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Obtaining a Carrera y Carrera jewelry piece is being part of an awesome creative process. Each piece of the Spanish brand’s collections is an end-result of meticulous and seasoned gold craftsmanship. It was this crafting prowess and creative excellence that turned Carrera y Carrera into a world renowned icon for awe-inspiring luxury jewelry. In the brand’s Madrid workshop, the finest goldsmiths gather and create masterpieces loaded with their own artistic and sensitive expression. Not only do these masterpieces bear the marks of their creators, they are also formed as the fruits of technological, gemological and jewelry-making expertise gained through years upon years of experience. At face value, Carrera y Carrera is a fine name associated with outstanding creativity in gold. When you look even deeper, you realize that the pieces only reflect the profound and everyday wonders of life.
 
Keller & George is an authorized retailer for Carrera y Carrera.
 
 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Obra de Arte

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:42:59 PM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Renowned jewelry maker Carrera y Carrera, tucked in its headquarters in Madrid, is all about Spain. Each Carrera y Carrera piece crafted by the 60 seasoned jewelers in the brand’s Madrid workshop bears an air of timeless and sensuous Spanish elegance. The savoir faire and passion of the Carrera artists, and the company’s dedication for the very best craftsmanship, turns gold jewelry pieces to enthralling works of art. The authentic design and pulsating detailed work are indeed marks of the company’s mastery in gold sculpting. Iconic, authentic and captivating – its collections has established the name in the international market as one of the 30 most prestigious jewelry brands in the world.
 
Find Carrera y Carrera obra de arte at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
 
 

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Exploring the Wonders of Spain

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 2:15:31 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Have a penchant for gorgeous jewelry pieces? Leading jewelry manufacturer Carrera y Carrera crafts rare gold jewelry pieces steeped with passion and depth. Spain’s leading name in the jewelry industry captures the romance and warm, exotic air of its country in the brand’s jewelry collections. The majestic white gold and blue topaz Reina ring from the new Tesoros del Imperio collection is a dainty expression of regal sophistication. The pulsating textures and curves of the Ruedo collection emulate the exciting motions and colors of a bullfighter’s ring. The fluid lines remind the wearer – and intrigued onlookers – of the flowing movements of a matador’s cape. Diamonds and warm gold capture the glinting rays of the sun that dance over the excited aficionados around the unfolding scene. Another interesting collection is the Mediterraneo, with its graceful interplay of white gold and diamonds that hint of the lovely scenes in the Spanish coast.
 
Find out more of these collections and bring your own piece home when you visit Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
 
 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Orient’s Mystical Figure

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:43:49 PM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

The Circulos de Fuego collection of the premiere Spanish jewelry brand, Carrera y Carrera, has a vibrant personality that is inspired by the most mystical and symbol in the Orients – the fire dragon. The painstaking rendition of the mythical creature’s scaled and fiery details, patiently handcrafted by seasoned Carrera y Carrera artists and goldsmiths in Madrid, capture the air of grace, power and mystery that surrounds the figure of the dragon. The brand uses striking combinations of precious metals and stones such as yellow and white gold, onyx, topaz, as well as white and colored diamonds to produce the collection’s bold and fascinating elegance. The matte-shine effect adds a remarkable contrast to the piece and highlights the intricate patterns of the golden dragon. Originally created as a homage to the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the Circulos de Fuego continues to be one of the most impressive, timeless and magical collections by the designer jewelry brand.
 
Shreve & Co. Jewelers on Post Street in San Francisco is an authorized dealer for Carrera y Carrera.
 
 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Carrera y Carrera: Timelessness and Modernity

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:37:19 PM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

Strong yet soft and versatile, timeless yet contemporary in style; the Y collection by Spain’s top jewelry designer and manufacturer, Carrera y Carrera, is composed of exquisite pieces with attractive personalities. The unisex collection is inspired by the motif of Carrera y Carrera’s Y logo, which fluidly blends in with the brand’s elegant designs. Like the word that inspired it – Y means “and” in Spanish, the collection carries both timeless elegance and modern sophistication and caters to the world’s dashing gentlemen and fashionable ladies alike. These carefully fashioned yellow or white gold rings and pendants from Carrera y Carrera perfectly symbolize the unfading love shared by couples, among family members and between special friends.
 
Find the perfect Y piece for each other at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon – an authorized dealer for Carrera y Carrera.
 
 

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Dance of the Jewelled Butterflies

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:40:03 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

 

Baile de Mariposas captures the dainty elegance of butterflies, flitting about like seasoned dancers in nature’s colorful show. This vast collection of white or yellow gold butterflies suspended against opal and mother of pearl backdrops are created by Spain’s favorite jewelry maker, Carrera y Carrera. The brand is popular for its creative golden designs that carry a distinctive touch of Spanish romance and sophistication. Carrera jewels are valuable not only for their rich heritage but also for the elaborate process of fashioning each design. At Carrera’s workshop in Madrid, master craftsmen tirelessly cast, mold, and polish every piece of jewelry to turn them into top-quality gems that capture the hearts of many beautiful, passionate and elegant women. Find yourself entranced in the light and delicate dance of the butterflies with your own Baile de Mariposas collection.
 
Check it out at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for Carrera y Carrera jewels.
 
 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Radiant as the Sun

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:08:19 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

 

Sol y Sombra means "Sun and Shade" in Spanish. Though it sounds like it, Sol y Sombra is not a beach resort in Mexico. The name got its inspiration from Spain's bullfighting arenas, where the cheapest seats were directly under the heat of the sun (Sol) and the best seats were under the shade (Sombra). The Sol y Sombra seats get a fair deal of both. Now it is not just the matadors and the bullfight aficionados who can enjoy the Sol y Sombra. The biggest jewelry making name in Madrid Spain, Carrera y Carrera, has captured the intensity and revelry of the famous Spanish tradition in its Sol y Sombra golden jewelry collection. The designer earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces feature the radiant rays of the sun in gold mountings that hold expertly cut diamonds and precious stones. The pieces perfectly accent your outfit for that stunning, casual look. Let your jewels help you to a bright and sunny disposition with Carrera y Carrera's Sol y Sombra, available at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.
 
 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Making Golden Melodies

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:38:04 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

 

Gold, Spain, jewelry, and fine artistry – these define Carrera y Carrera, the internationally beloved jewellers who hail from the classic and festive city of Madrid, Spain. True to its roots, the brand continually introduces beautifully crafted pieces of art inspired by its rich Spanish heritage. Carrera Y Carrera’s designs feature mythical creatures and various flowers, billowy movements of flamingo dancers, and noble animals in regal poses. Its Musica collection pays tribute to music, a well-loved and deeply entrenched part of Spanish culture.  The uneven bands of Melodia Maxi Ring in yellow gold are inspired by the strings of a guitar. The larger bands are bedecked with diamonds and engraved patterns, showcasing the romance of Spain’s melodies. Other pieces in the collection include pendants, rings and chains all adorned the Carrera y Carrera way. For more of their collections, find Carrera y Carrera in Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.
 
 
References: http://www.carreraycarrera.com/     

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From Spain to the World

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:24:37 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

 

Sophisticated, seductive, contagious and everything a woman desires. This is Carrera Y Carrera - the luxury jewelry makers with the bold mission of continuing and reinventing Spanish designs for its modern and loyal clientele. It is in the 1990s that Carrera Y Carrera came into international acclaim. Catching on the big wave of the international luxury market, the brand made its presence felt by the global elites. But Carrera Y Carrera is no stranger among royalty. Since its inception in 1885, it has always managed to seduce and successfully service those of nobility. Carrera y Carrera creations are characterized by the use of lines and the masterful application of details; all done, of course, with Spanish flair. Usual subjects for Carrera Y Carrera pieces are flowers, mysterious panthers, butterflies, mythological plots and miniature pictures of animals. These designs have attracted the special attention of Spanish royalty and made Carrera Y Carrera the only jewelry house creating the jewelry for the Spanish Royal Family. For your Carrera Y Carrera pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Carrera Y Carrera
 
 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Royal and Complex

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

 

Satorio Carrera is famous for his nature inspired works and signature complex detailing. Through Carrera Y Carrera, his brand, he had created various pieces that had captured the attention and love of the rich, famous and even the Spanish Royal Family. Carrera Y Carrera takes all the inspiration it can get from nature; from butterflies to leopards; from flowers to people. At one time, with the jewel house’s love for Ava Gardner, they have dedicated three collections in the natural wonder’s honor; namely the Te Quiero, Ava, and Sol y Sombra. Now, the Carrera Y Carrera designers are following in the footsteps of their founder as they render in artful pieces more animals, emotions and even music. Carrera Y Carrera will forever be known to be one of the top luxury jewelers befitting for royals and high art. Visit Shreve & Co. for your Carrera Y Carrera jewelry. Shreve & Co. are authorized dealers of Carrera Y Carrera
 
 

Monday, November 05, 2012

Speaking to the Soul

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Carrera y Carrera (19)

 

Sensual. Seductive. Elegant. These are words that describe Carrera y Carrera, the jewelry brand that keeps its Spanish roots and innovates on traditional Spanish design. With its modern take on Spanish elegance and even by pushing the boundaries farther and farther, Carrera Y Carrera is Spain through and through. Through the 1990s, Carrera Y Carrera has thrived through the growing international luxury market and has positioned itself to be the premiere Spanish jewelry brand. Keeping with its roots, the brand managed to stand out in the among luxury jewelry creators. Carrera Y Carrera owes its success to its unceasing Innovation in design and craftsmanship – the go-to traits of the brand. The elegance in every Carrera Y Carrera piece speaks to the soul just like flamenco. This is apparent and heart-felt in the ‘Mi Princesa’ collection; where everything is worthy of royalty; where every piece helps every man to make their beaus feel like their princesses. ‘You are My Princess’ saith every ring in this collection. Carrera Y Carrera has seduced the sophisticated and the elite for decades. If their pieces, speak to you and surely they do, visit Shreve & Co. for these brilliant pieces. Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer for Carrera Y Carrera