Jewellry from Spain is not well-known outside of its close markets like France and Portugal. But in fact, Spain plays a major role in the European jewellery sector. It is the fourth largest manufacturer behind Italy, Britain and Switzerland, with an estimated turnover of €1.5 billion. There are some 4,000 jewellery factories in Spain, most of which are small workshops with less than five employees.
And so it is with Indalo Art - a small, English-run business based on the Mediterranean coast of Andalucía. Most of their jewellery features the so-called 'lucky' Indalo of the region with pieces in gold and silver as well as the more contemporary charm stone pebble jewellery
Indeed, Spain's jewelry is now becoming some of the most sought after in the world. In particular, jewellers such as Tous, Carrera y Carrera, and the Festina and Munreco groups, have been role models in this respect. Similarly, designers like Joaquín Berao, Vicente Gracia, Chus Burés, and Enric Majoral have been instrumental in a qualitative improvement in the overall image of Spanish jewelry. Their work tends to be surreal, graphic, energetic, and colourful . . as well as being very fresh. This new range of jewellery now available from Indalo Art (through its associate website http://www.good-
Spanish jewellers have traditionally tended to look towards the Mediterranean and Andalucía for inspiration - rather than inland towards the interior of the Iberian Peninsula. This new range of jewellery from Indalo Art is from this part of Spain and is therefore quintessentially Spanish.
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Indalo Art designs, crafts and markets jewellery based on the figure of the Indalo . . a lucky symbol amulet or talisman well-known throughout southern Spain and in many other parts of the world.