Nearly seventy years ago, the Candela jewelry house was founded by the three Candela brothers in Valencia, Spain. The company name was Candela Hermanos, and it quickly became one of the world’s largest manufacturers of karat gold jewelry in that region. For several generations the Candela family has been at the forefront of European jewelry design and manufacturing.
The success of Candela is credited to the expert craftsmanship and attention to detail. The name “Candela” is synonymous with fine Spanish jewelry. With this heritage, it is no wonder that daughter Andréa, was inspired to create the Andréa Candela Collection of fine jewelry.
In 1979, Candela Hermanos expanded to the United States under the name Candela Jewelry Inc. Andréa, while still involved in the family business, passed design responsibility to the design team in the United States to carefully analyze the markets worldwide. Today, Andréa Candela brings customers beautiful jewelry that is universally acknowledged to be among the most innovative and finest available.
The new design team brings a modern focus and highly desired perspective to the collections while carrying on timeless traditions of early Candela creations.
Holding true to its tradition of quality and design, the Andréa Candela designer brand was created in 2004. Inspired by the beauty and heritage of Spain, a magnificent collection of jewelry incorporating sterling silver, 18kt gold, exotic genuine gemstones and fine quality diamonds proudly carries the Andréa Candela name. Andrea’s passion for color exuberates through each hand picked diamond and gemstone chosen exclusively for their quality and hue.
Identifiable by the unique Armadillo finish and rope edge design trademarks, Andréa Candela is headed towards the forefront of the jewelry industry incorporating “Old World” craftsmanship for today’s fashion forward woman and man. First introduced at Vicenza Oro in January 2005, Andréa Candela is sold exclusively in fine jewelry stores and upscale department stores world wide.