Products from Spain - our Spanish jewellery
Spanish jewellery - a gift from Spain
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Spain plays a major role in the European jewellery sector. It is the fourth largest manufacturer behind Italy, Britain and Switzerland, with an estimated turnover of €1.5 billion.
There are some 4,000 jewellery factories in Spain, most of which are small workshops with less than five employees. Fewer than 10% of companies operating in the market have a workforce of more than ten.
The major production centres are:
- Córdoba in Andalucía (small products, period jewellery in the Isabelline style, and gold and silverware)
- Valencia (mid-high market jewellers segment)
- Madrid - which produces primarily top-end jewellery and gold watches
- Barcelona - which makes top-end and modernist jewelry largely influenced by the city’s avant-garde tradition
- Galicia - which specialises in top-end jewellery and gems (and, of course, jewellers specialising in Camino de Santiago jewellery)
Spanish jewelry products from Spain are predominantly exported to France, Switzerland, the USA, Portugal and Italy - although the UK market is becoming stronger. In particular, we stock a range of inspirational necklaces / pendants from Andalucía in the south, and from Galicia in the north.
The work of an elite cast of Spanish jewellers has elevated the Spanish jewellery craft to an international level and ensured that Spain's jewelry is some of the most sought after in the world at this time. In particular, Jewellers such as Tous, Carrera y Carrera, and the Festina and Munreco groups, have been role models for these products from Spain - as well as XXL Hardware, Uno de 50 and Sin Receta. Similarly, designers like Joaquín Berao, Vicente Gracia, Chus Burés, Helena Rohner and Enric Majoral have been instrumental in a qualitative improvement in the overall image of Spanish jewelry.
In many cases the work is surreal, graphic, energetic, colourful, and proudly independent . . as well as being very fresh. It reflects an explosion and love of life that typifies the Spanish culture. Our inspirational necklaces / pendants are typical of this and our products from Spain in particular.
Spanish jewellers have traditionally tended to look towards the Mediterranean and Andalucía for inspiration - rather than inland towards the interior of the Iberian Peninsula. They have a preference for colour that can be found in other traditional crafts of the area such as Spain's Arab-influenced ceramics and other products from this part of Spain .
The jewelry seen in the jewellers shops of Andalucía, where we are based, more often than not features the local symbol of 'good luck', the Indalo. We stock a large rage of this fascinating and quintessentially Spanish jewellery, along with jewelry from the northern shores of Galicia and Asturias including the famous azabache jet and el concha de veira de Santiago (the scallop shell of St James)