It is almost impossible to believe, but Charles Albert®, was started with just $60 in January of 1990. He purchased 60 pairs of earrings for $60, went into a boutique, and sold all of them for $120. The plan was a simple one, buy something for a dollar and then sell it for two. The plan worked well, but he wanted to expand his customer base and sell higher end merchandise. Within a few years he met his wife, Beth, who would later join his company. Together, they have transformed Charles Albert, Inc. into the fashion- forward brand it is today.
From early childhood, Pennsylvania native Charles Albert was an avid stone collector, fascinated by the fossils and minerals he encountered while exploring the lot next to his grandmother’s house. Although he didn’t know it at the time, stones would later deﬁne his future! Charles continues to push fashion boundaries with each new collection through his innovative designs and distinctive stone choices. Today, he still collects rocks like he did as a young boy, though his collection has become signiﬁcantly larger and is now known as Charles Albert®.
Since the company was founded in 1990, Charles has scoured the globe in search of only the highest‐ quality minerals, fossils and gemstones in order to create exquisite pieces of wearable art for today’s modern woman. Every piece of jewelry is meticulously hand-made from designs that Charles and Beth, have put together. With a well-earned reputation for being bold and edgy, Charles Albert designs are red-carpet regulars, seen on celebrities such as Kesha, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Christina Milian and Angela Bassett, among many others.
In business for over 26 years, Charles Albert® is celebrated for it’s innovative designs and high-quality, handmade jewelry. The brand has evolved into one of the premier manufacturers of unique, high-quality, jewelry. Designing and manufacturing both Fine Sterling Silver and Alchemía “Zero Karat Gold”, Charles Albert hand selects each mineral, fossil, and gemstone used in both lines. Stones & unusual materials are sourced from around the world, designed in Florida and handmade by artisans in Mexico. These artisans have been with Charles Albert® from its inception, and are some of the most talented metal smiths in the world.
Fine Sterling Silver: (1998-Present)
Each piece of jewelry from Charles Albert® is truly hand crafted. All sterling silver pieces start oﬀ as tiny silver pellets. They are then melted and formed into long silver sheets, which are cut out into strips. Strips of silver are then carefully conformed to the edge of each stone. This allows Charles Albert® designs to use natural, raw and organic stones in their jewelry. Everything you see in the ﬁnal product is done by hand, making it a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Alchemía “Zero Karat Gold”: (2011- Present)
In August of 2011, Charles Albert® introduced Alchemía to ﬁll a noticeable void in the accessories market by providing an accessible alternative to gold jewelry that boasted the same superior quality of his ﬁne sterling silver pieces. The company created a cost-eﬀective option to more expensive metals. Charles Albert chose to call the collection “Alchemía” (pronounced al-KHEM-ee-uh), the Latin word for “alchemy” — the ancient craft of seeking to transform lesser metals into gold.
- Alchemía or “Zero Karat Gold” is not plated. The gold color is throughout which sets Charles Albert® apart from most fashion jewelry.
- The metal is nickel free, lead free and lacquered, thus making it hypoallergenic. A strong and ﬂexible lacquer is used to protect the metal from turning or tarnishing, while still allowing the rings and cuﬀs to be easily adjusted.
Kesha Rose by Charles Albert: (2012 - 2015)
In 2012, Charles Albert® teamed up with International Pop sensation, Kesha, to create a jewelry line. Kesha Rose by Charles Albert combined the Charles Albert® brand’s high-quality and contemporary aesthetic, with the singer’s distinctive personality. This line was created by Kesha and Charles as a collaboration. Kesha personally came to the studio, picked out stones and designed the collections.