In Charles Albert jewelry you’ll find gemstones such as Biwa pearls — believed to posses the power of purity and integrity — and Aztec Lapis stones with their earthy, stories to tell. Slices of seashells that let the wearer imagine a beach upon which they washed ashore…or bits of blue topaz said to enhance sweetness. It's the blending of textures and colors…of mystical properties and stories untold that make the designs of Charles Albert so appealing.
Much of the time, as we walk along the shore, we step over bits and pieces of broken shells – tidbits of flotsam and jetsam that have washed up -- at least for a little while. But on occasion, especially when you’ve discovered island time, something about the color or shape of a find beckons us to bend over and pick it up. Created from findings along the Outer Banks beaches – from Ocracoke to Carova, even as far south as Beaufort – and with the help of our in-house artist, Barbara Hearne, we’ve created a beautiful line of jewelry from the treasures that the sea has tossed our way.