Charles Albert Jewelry began in a small bedroom office. This is where his story began. From the small office grew a jewelry design enterprise that has become well known among the rich and the famous.
Charles ran his small business primarily through phone sales. The internet was in its infancy. There were not many marketing tools or other avenues available to reach people other than the pen and paper or the phone.
Charles was great at one thing, and that was sales. With that skill well under his belt, he became acquainted with jewelry and further jewelry making. This is where Charles Albert Jewelry’s humble start began.
Aside from selling, Albert also loved gemstones of all kinds, semi-precious, precious, and onward. He was also a quick learner and combined his fashion jewelry-making skills into high-quality fine jewelry.
Charles Albert Jewelry Production and Growth
Although Charles became well-versed in design, he needed a way to ramp up production. He needed to be done with quality that met his expectations. In the 90s, the best silver makers and quality of silver were coming straight out of Taxco, Mexico. A person could find world-renowned silver jewelers and artisans to produce the kind of quality Charles was seeking.
To step himself apart from the other designers, he put a few simple business practices into place.
- Assemble a design team that produces jewelry that is unique and not boring.
- Secondly, use only top-quality silver. Silver is so good that it would best the 925 silver that flooded the market at the time and continues to do so.
- Thirdly, all designs must be handmade without mass production tools or machinery.
Charles built a small jewelry business that is still going strong from those three simple business requirements. His jewelry stands out from the rest and attracts famous actors, musicians, and others who enjoy and understand the quality of hand-designed Charles Albert jewelry.
Below is a list of just a handful of celebrities that wear Charles Albert Jewelry:
- Lady Gaga
- Bella Thorne
- Shay Mitchell
- Andra Day
- Demi Lovato
- Mary J. Blige
- Morgan Stewart
- Nicki Minaj
- Regina Hall
- Christina Milian
- Yara Shahidi
- Janel Parrish
- Nicky Ninoska
- And a whole lot more…
In 1998 after much work and organizing, Charles began producing handmade 950 fine sterling silver jewelry. It is 95% pure and unmatched in the industry. His ability to design fine jewelry and match that with top-notch customer service put him front and center in the limelight of high fashion, red carpets, and bright lights.
Alchemia Zero Karat Gold
Charles Albert Jewelry did not stop with silver. He wanted something more, something unique that no one else could produce. After many years of trial and error, Charles developed a process to make a gold-like metal. It was hypoallergenic, pure to the core, and had elements that do not allow it to tarnish. He called it Alchemia (pronounced al-KHEN-ee-uh) zero karat gold.
This was considered a metalsmithing wonder for its time. The mix of metals to make Alchemia is a heavily guarded company secret. Yet what you can expect is jewelry with the feel of genuine 18kt gold but without the high price. Alchemia is nickel-free, lead-free, and is also hypoallergenic. You can wear it on your wrists, ears, neck, fingers, ankles, etc., and never worry about skin reaction to the jewelry.
Beliefs and Mission:
Charles believes there is no equal to handmade jewelry. When someone takes time to design and put their spirit and energy into it, the result can’t be matched.
Charles’s claim to fame is his dedication to his mission in life and business. His jewelry is featured and found in magazines such as Maxim and other fashion magazines. Editors worldwide have come to him for interviews and more. He is a trusted leader in the fashion industry.
Charles settled in Florida and still works with a handful of highly skilled artisans in Mexico. He continues to create designs in 950 Sterling Silver and Alchemia Zero Karat Gold. Some of his most famous and sought-after pieces are his dolphin pendants and gemstone rings.
If you are lucky, you can find Charles from time to time around the world in many tradeshows seeking out high-quality gemstones for his next creations and designs.
Charles Jewelry Collection at Harmony
Harmony Jewelry was fortunate enough to meet Charles in Tucson, Arizona, at the largest gemstone convention in the world. It was an honor to speak to Charles and acquire a few one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces to showcase at Harmony. You can find these pieces in our Charles Albert Collection.
We are honored to carry a selection of Charles Alberts Jewelry. When everything is mass-produced or created in huge factories where people just put jewelry together without a care, it is nice to know that there are still artisans like Charles who put their heart and soul into each designed piece.
Like Charles Albert, Harmony also creates their own handmade jewelry with the same dedication as Charles. We back up our jewelry 100% and expect only the best for our customers. For this, we welcome you to not only search through the Charles collection but also take a peep at what we have to offer in our Harmony collection.
Charles is just one of many great websites that sells handmade jewelry. We wrote an in-depth article on what to look for when choosing a jewelry website to buy from. Check it out here.
What Treasures will you find?
You will find earrings, bracelets, pendants, charms, and more to accessorize, dress up for an evening or enjoy a casual day out. We have something for everyone. Most of our handmade jewelry is unisex, meaning both men and women can wear what we sell. Some of our jewelry is 14kt plated with silver as a base metal, and other pieces are colored in gold or silver to mix and match our 14kt plated charms and pendants.
And as always, if you are not happy with your purchase, just let us know, and we will either send you a replacement or refund your purchase. Customer service is our number one way of showing our customers how we feel about them. We treat everyone like family. Welcome to Albert Charles and the Harmony collection of handmade, high-quality jewelry.
Charles Albert is based in Florida, USA.
Harmony Jewelry is based in California, USA.
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