Filling the Void Unique Handmade Jewelry does not just
materialize. Jewelry of the highest quality, such that is designed by Charles
Albert and handmade by the finest metalsmiths in Taxco, Mexico takes
innovation, persistence, and refinement. Alchemía or'Zero Karat Gold' is an evolution of design and artisanship and the first of its kind. It takes its name from the Latin word for Alchemy, an ancient
mythical craft of transforming lesser metals into gold, a symbol of perfection.
Alchemy was a
spiritual endeavor; it was not simply about making gold. The inner pursuit of
spiritual wholeness and the highest form of spiritual growth and development
was also a focus. In these times, gold was said to contain the perfect balance
of fire, air, water, and earth. Seen as the most superior element, being able
to create gold was viewed as magical. You can see how this quest was not
something easily abandoned but pursued the world over from Asia to Africa and
of Alchemía After mixing metals together,Alchemía is formulated and pressed into a metal sheets. These metal sheets are thencut out and made into the shapes of each distinct
gemstone, mineral or fossil being used.Whether it is for the bezels in all of our jewelry, the bales on pendants or the shanks on rings, our Artisans, with a keen eye, meticulously
forge the metal into a coherent Charles Albert original.
of Their Own
Though inspired by the
ancient mythical craft of alchemy, Charles Albert'sAlchemía manages to infuse
a special blend of base metals to produce matchless pieces with the look and
feel of 18K gold. The metal used is also free of nickel, lead, and cadmium. Special
attributes ofAlchemía make it most fascinating because it carries the quality
and aesthetics of gold with a price that doesn't drain your bank account.
BecauseAlchemía is not plated gold, the color you see is inside and out and
will not turn or tarnish due to an incredibly, strong, protective lacquer. So
strong in fact, all of ourAlchemía pieces are hypoallergenic.