• Actea earrings in yellow

  • Afrodita ring in yellow

  • Atenea necklace

  • Calipso ring

  • Calipso earrings in yellow gold

  • Maxi Afrodita Pendant in white gold and diamonds

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Designer fashion trends - Olivia Palermo presents the new collection, Mediterráneo

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27 September 2011
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Designer fashion trends

Carrera y Carrera unveils Mediterráneo, a fresh, youthful, and innovative collection that tells of the legends of goddesses and nymphs who have dwelt in this tranquil sea through the exquisite craftsmanship of its pieces in yellow gold, white gold, and diamonds.

Mediterráneo brings us treasure jewels from crystalline waters of this sea and to its shores of fine golden sand: iridescent seashells, original Nautilus, and suggestive starfish shining in the sun.

The jewels are created for sophisticated and always exquisitely elegant women.  

Every line of Mediterráneo inspires special emotions: Actea, the beautiful, vigilant nymph that watched over sailors; Afrodita, the embodiment of tender love on the shores of a calm sea; Calipso, symbol of passion and desire for heroic Odysseus; and finally, Atenea, the magnificent goddess that displayed her splendor across the seas of the world.

Olivia Palermo has become the face of the Mediterráneo collection, marking this fabulous experience as one of the great moments of her life.

The warm Ibiza sun reflected on the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea illuminates the perfect harmony of extraordinary Carrera y Carrera pieces inspired by conches, starfish and the voluptuous forms of Nautilus - pieces that combine  femininity, strength, and the glamour of Olivia Palermo.

 

Actea, a line of generous volumes, exquisite whorls, and fascinating symmetry.

 

Actea is the reflection of one of the most fascinating marine animals. 

With its infinite interlacing spirals, the shape of the Nautilus is one of the most attractive and captivating of the marine world.  Jewelry pieces of exquisite design pay tribute to this singular organic form and to the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

Pendants that outline elegant designs in white gold and diamonds, earrings imbued with infinite light, and dazzling rings in yellow and white gold delicately embellished by diamonds, become objects of desire with their elegance and exclusivity.

A line that enraptures with its unique beauty and luminosity.

The jewelry pieces of this line have been created in yellow gold or white gold with diamonds, with great volumes and with versions that are easier to wear. These pieces are complemented by the line Mini Actea that is made up of a ring, earrings, and a pendant in yellow gold that are the perfect companion for younger, daring women.  Jewelry with great character and personality, where the distinctive matte-gold finish makes each piece a faithful representation of the Brand's unique values.

The Actea ring, a fascinating, almost architectural piece, is created with two separate parts that are worked on independently in the Madrid workshop.  In this manner, maximum perfection of the finish is achieved, also allowing for special attention to the lining of the piece that is in and of itself an authentic work of art.

Once more Carrera y Carrera demonstrates the superior quality of its pieces and finishes, creating highly desirable jewelry.

 

Afrodita, symbol of love, emerges from the white foam of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Afrodita is the embodiment of the goddess of love.  The spirit of the goddess is transformed into jewelry where sentiments are captured in the undulating shapes of this line from the Mediterráneo collection; Carrera y Carrera master craftsmen have poured all of their passion into the creation of each piece.

Each piece is play on the forms and patterns of seashells and conches recreated in a magnificent representation in gold.  The rolling sense of movement present in the finishes imbues each jewelry piece with the fascinating voluptuousness of shells flooded by light with pavé diamonds in the Afrodita sautoir, earrings, and rings in white gold. Light also radiates from the yellow gold pieces highlighting the Carrera y Carrera signature matte-shine finish.

The complexity in the creation of some pieces, like the ring, is apparent in the bas-relief effect of its surface. The magnificent work by the expert in-house designers at Carrera y Carrera is showcased in the relief and the convex/concave effect on the yellow gold and white gold surfaces.  The development of the matte-shine effect so characteristic of the Carrera y Carrera brand is perfectly exemplified in this line from the Mediterráneo collection.

To finish each curve of the ring's surface, a special tool has been created within our own workshop.  The brilliant-cut diamonds that crown the epicenter of each marine spiral are reminiscent of the splendor of the crystal waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Afrodita is a line of jewelry pieces that, through their shapes full of movement and exclusive design, speak to the great love our jewelers have for the tradition of their craft and for the Brand.  Ergonomic pieces to wear every day, brimming with femininity and radiance. 

 

 The Atenea Fine Jewelry line, starfish that dazzle

 

Atenea, starfish in motion, and the brilliance of diamonds have been selected as a theme to develop the Fine Jewelry line for the Mediterráneo collection. 

This collection is comprised of two unique pieces:  a necklace and earrings that become authentic objects of fantasy, combining perfectly with the fabulous rings of the Atenea and Calipso lines.

Jewelry exquisitely sculpted by the master goldsmiths at Carrera y Carrera to create spectacular pieces characterized by their volume and sense of continuous movement.

A necklace born of a waterfall of starfish intertwined by superb brilliant-cut diamonds, where yellow gold and white gold combine with the elegant and unique style of the Brand.  The astonishing earrings chain together a masterful set of starfish of different volumes and sizes where gold and diamonds shine with their own light. 

Extraordinary jewels of great movement, sure to be the center of attention.

 

Carrera y Carrera, excellence in the world of luxury.

 

A passion for gold and a masterful work of this metal have made Carrera y Carrera one of the most important jewelry companies globally.  For this luxury brand, the connection to Spain is an essential source of inspiration in the development of many of its collections.  Each step of the creative process for a jewelry piece is influenced by this Spanish essence, one of the fundamental pillars for cultivating the Brand's impeccable activity throughout its history.

Carrera y Carrera endures thanks to a standard of incalculable value, the savoir faire of around 60 jewelers who work in its Madrid workshop, one of the most prestigious in the world.  It is here that each and every piece is created entirely by hand, the way others create Fine Jewelry. 

Craftsmanship based on a meticulous sculpting of the gold and careful setting of diamonds gives each piece a flawless grandeur.  The enthusiasm, expertise, and exclusivity of the master goldsmiths' work are palpable in each of the Brand's pieces.  

All of the Company's collections are full of emblematic jewelry pieces that have helped shape the brand image of an authentic master of miniature sculpture transformed into jewelry inspired by Spain, natural elements, the animal kingdom, and legends.  The evocative and powerful creations from Carrera y Carrera cater to a woman with character, passion, strength and great personality.  A modern woman who appreciates the versatility and youthfulness of a brand whose jewelry pieces can be worn for any occasion.

 

Jewelry from an iconic brand renowned for its style and designs unique to the market, where the characteristic combination of a matte-shine effect on gold, generous volumes, and detailed craftsmanship bring each and every piece to life.

 

Calipso, a beautiful translation of sea conches into jewelry

 

Calipso is a reflection of the Carrera y Carrera brand identity, where its inimitable matte-shine finish, the architectural quality of miniature sculptures, and generous, curving volumes give splendor and value to each piece in this line.

The Calipso rings and earrings are a superlative interpretation of the undulating shapes of sea conches, meticulously carved in yellow or white gold accompanied by the flashes of pavé diamonds that give the jewelry pieces a captivating purity of form.

Youthful, unique, and exuberant jewelry with heightened volumes that allow each piece to become an astonishing miniature sculpture of one of the principal elements of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Atenea, jewelry inspired by stars born of the sea

 

Atenea, pieces inspired by playing with starfish as children.  Jewelry immersed in dreams and fantasy.

Starfish with unusual volumes and movement in their arms are the result of inspiration from the crystal Mediterranean and the reflection of twinkling starfish in its waters.

Atenea is also the faithful reflection of the mysterious starfish intimately united with the waves, sand, and dunes.  Their shapes blur on the shore as they immerse themselves in the waves and dance to the tempo of the currents.  The starfish in yellow gold and white gold are majestically sprinkled with diamonds and completed with the matte-shine finish so characteristic of Carrera y Carrera, filling these sensational and splendid jewelry pieces with reflections and iridescence that dress a beautiful woman full of individuality. 

Atenea is a jewelry line that creates a perfect union between the most fantastic dreams of the Carrera y Carrera woman and an enchanted Mediterranean Sea. 

These pieces were created for women who wish to have their first special jewel, such as the Mini Atenea ring or earrings; or for those who feel an authentic passion for jewelry and wish to enjoy the incomparable designs of the Atenea rings, pendants, and earrings, where graceful shapes and great volumes give the illusion of starfish moving their arms to the rhythm of the waves. 

The Atenea ring is a piece to which the goldsmiths of Carrera y Carrera have dedicated more than 300 hours of work to obtain the perfect balance between the curves of its surface, the small incrusted starfish, volume and lightness.

Once again the unsurpassed combination of yellow gold and white gold brings luminosity and character to these pieces made for a woman who wishes to see her dreams become jewelry.

Sstarfish in yellow gold and white gold are majestically sprinkled with diamonds and completed with the matte-shine finish so characteristic of Carrera y Carrera, filling these sensational and splendid jewelry pieces with reflections and iridescence that dress a beautiful woman full of individuality. 

 

Atenea is a jewelry line that creates a perfect union between the most fantastic dreams of the Carrera y Carrera woman and an enchanted Mediterranean Sea. 

These pieces were created for women who wish to have their first special jewel, such as the Mini Atenea ring or earrings; or for those who feel an authentic passion for jewelry and wish to enjoy the incomparable designs of the Atenea rings, pendants, and earrings, where graceful shapes and great volumes give the illusion of starfish moving their arms to the rhythm of the waves. 

The Atenea ring is a piece to which the goldsmiths of Carrera y Carrera have dedicated more than 300 hours of work to obtain the perfect balance between the curves of its surface, the small incrusted starfish, volume and lightness.

Once again the unsurpassed combination of yellow gold and white gold brings luminosity and character to these pieces made for a woman who wishes to see her dreams become jewelry.