May 13, 2020 3 min read
Charles Albert began producing unique, handmade Fine Sterling Silver in 1998. We are known for using a variety of over 100 raw, natural and organic stones handpicked from around the world to create unmatched, high-quality jewelry. We design with our house blend known as Alchemía Zero Karat Gold and our Fine Sterling Silver. If you’re in the process of trying to make a decision on what your first Charles Albert piece should look like, this is definitely the read for you. Here are a few things to consider:
If you’ve been following the brand for quite some time, you’ll know that quality is our top priority. Each Charles Albert piece is handcrafted by our Artisan partners in Taxco, MX. Taxco, if you didn’t already know, leads in metalsmithing and high-quality craftsmanship. Both our Fine Sterling Silver and Alchemia Zero Karat Gold are hallmarked for this.
At Charles Albert, we believe in creating something for everyone. If you’re a gemstone lover, you’ll definitely find something to love! We design with over 100 raw stones, shells, minerals & materials. This ranges from Abalone to Oysters and Moonstone to Obsidian. We’re also known for our Shark Teeth designs. We absolutely love being able to take inspiration from nature and create unique fashion jewelry that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. One other thing to take into account is that most of the materials we design with may vary slightly from our website photo because each stone/mineral is one-of-a-kind.
All of our Fine Sterling Silver jewelry begin as tiny silver pellets and are then melted and formed into long silver sheets, which are cut into strips to prepare for jewelry crafting.Charles Albert uses the highest grade of silver in all of his collections, which is why we’ve added the “Fine” before Sterling Silver. All of our pieces are .950 silver, containing 95% pure silver and 5% copper for strength.
When the price of Silver started to rise, Charles Albert began his search for a cost-effective option to more expensive metals. Through many failed trials, he finally created a beautiful blend of metals now known as Alchemía. The gold color can be seen all the way through each piece of jewelry and is nickel-free and lead-free, thus making it hypoallergenic. It is also coated with a strong and flexible lacquer to protect the metal from turning or tarnishing.
We make it easy for you to shop your favorites by adding a Shop By Stone and Shop By Color section to our website. If you’re looking for the perfect piece to match your favorite blue jeans or that dress that never gets old, you can easily narrow down your options. We hope you have fun searching through the different stones and colors!
When it comes to style, that’s all you! We have lots of options to pick from and you can effortlessly shop by Bracelets + Cuffs, Neckwires + Chains, Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants and Rings. You can also take advantage of shopping by Style, Stone & Color all at the same time! To do so, first head to the Style you’d like to shop. For example, if you are shopping on a desktop or laptop and you’re looking for rings, hover your mouse over the “SHOP” tab at the top of our website, click “Rings” and on the left of this page, you can narrow down your Color & Stone options. If you are shopping on your phone, this option can be found at the top of your page.
If you’re looking to add a piece to your jewelry box that other shoppers are loving, check out this list of a few Charles Albert Best Sellers:
Everything we carry has amazing value and we’re sure our customers would say the same! Here are some gifts you can give if you’re looking to surprise someone with a little something special: