Carlota grew up surrounded by jewelry: as a young girl in Caracas, Venezuela, she often visited her Aunt Luisa’s jewelry shop where she became obsessed with gemstones.
She went on to study architecture but her passion for jewelry never died. One day, Aunt Luisa’s shop closed its doors and this presented Carlota with a unique opportunity: how to make use of all the remaining treasures to create her own designs?
After many years of working as an architect, Carlota decided to become a full-time jeweler. But those earlier years were not lost. She still draws constant inspiration from her architectural studies.
She later spent time in New York City where she further refined her jewelry design studies and participated in SoHo’s weekend markets.
In Madrid, and then in Barcelona, she continued her studies earning a Master in Ephemeral Architecture while resuming her jewelry studies at the School of Arts and Crafts.
Motherhood arrived while living in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she continued to take specialized courses which eventually led to the launch of Carlota Guardia Jewelry.
In 2017, she established her business in the U.S. and launched her online store. She has quickly gained market recognition with mentions in international publications like GQ and Vanity Fair.
Carlota caters to modern women who are sophisticated and busy, where one thoughtful piece of jewelry can be the perfect touch.
Carlota Guardia Jewelry transcends seasons and trends; it is an ideal foundation to any jewelry wardrobe.
We aim to serve women, helping them feel beautiful and powerful, thus manifesting their feminine energy.
We create jewelry as a symbol of personal empowerment bringing out each one’s individuality.
CG offers a collection of contemporary everyday jewelry; pieces that are comfortable and easy to wear. Clean lines, meticulous craftsmanship, high level of respect and quality materials, define our work. We combine antique jewelry making techniques with high-tech modern 3D printing to create bold and unique designs.
We create a connection between jewelry, body and emotions.
Most of the materials we use are natural; gems and minerals come from mother earth, that is what makes them rare and precious.
We create top-quality products based on social responsibility and caring for our natural world. Fair trade and workers' rights have always been a concern for us.⠀
We try to produce minimizing our environmental footprint, that’s why we work very closely with our suppliers to ensure ethical work practices.
We believe in exchanges where spirit, sustainability, culture, currency, and creation coexist.