Fashion

Alzerina Jewelry x Andreia Gibau

A Queen Collection

Each piece of jewelry has a meaning behind to it.

My favorite piece of jewelry has always been earrings because it’s the easiest way to make a statement with jewelry. The styles in this collection were inspired by styles I love to wear and the names are symbolic after 2 women in my personal life who I look up to and words associated with different aspects of my life. 

What an incredible honor it is to collaborate with Alzerina on this collection. Her brand Alzerina Jewelry has put so much effort in not only providing beautiful and unique pieces to her customers but also being philanthropic and making a difference in the community both here in the U.S and Cape Verde.

I hope you love these pieces as much as I do because I believe every woman is a queen in their own way. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feeding America because the need to provide meals for children and their families is greater than ever before. 

With love, Andreia Gibau.

Crown Worthy
We should all wear our invisible crown. I believe we are all inherently worthy. Before you ever do, achieve, or acquire anything, know that you are worthy of it, and don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you are less than enough.

Crown Worthy Earring is crafted using shiny red crystals to bring you the confidence you need to be your own queen. The bold hanging design of this earring will effortlessly validate your existence.
New York
Making the decision to move to New York in 2013 completely changed my life forever. It challenged me, yet it provided me with so many opportunities to create the life that I have now, including being Miss New York USA. New York will forever be my favorite place in the world.

The New York Earring is a shimmering piece just like the city. This effortless earring can match with all kinds of styles from daily wear to party dresses. 

   

Praia
I was born in Praia, Cape Verde and I owe so much of who I am to being born in a place with such an amazing culture and a place that taught me at a young age that the things that truly matter in life are family and the impact you have on the lives of others.

The Praia earring is crafted with 3 crystal hoops. This unique designed make it can easily match with your daily outfit and party dresses. The shiny Praia long earring is a must-have accessory that you can wear to fit any styles.
Leonor
I simply would be nothing without my mom. She’s my #1 fan and the reason I am the way I am. She came from nothing and has built such a successful life for herself all while being incredibly generous and making a difference in the lives of others. She’s the main Queen in my life.

The Leonor earring is crafted with different sizes of crystals from small to large, just like mothers raise us from a baby. This elegant long Leonor earring with purple and blue shine can perfectly fit in any dresses.
Halo
This is symbolic of my relationship with God. I give all glory to God and how he’s been able to use me to touch so many lives and make a difference in the community.

The Swarovski crystal pendant surrounded by the crystal hoop is like the relationship with God, always keep your accompany. This delicate earring can match with any outfits and create unique looks. 
Rainha
Rainha means Queen in both Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. This is paying homage to the fact that truly every woman is a queen in her own way.

The Rainha earring is crafted using Swarovski crystals hoops and crystal pendants, just as a crown you can wear on ears. This gorgeous catchy long earring can easily attract eyeballs. 
Karen
She’s like a 2nd mom to me. Earlier last year she was diagnosed with Breast cancer and exhibited so much strength and positivity, it was incredibly inspiring and she showed me that when you have a family no one fights alone.

Mother is the most powerful woman in our lives. This simple design of earrings can show the spirit of mothers, easy but tough and shine. This dainty earring can be a perfect gift for mom or wife. They are also the queen in your life. 

All pieces shown can be purchased through our website Alzerina.com

About Author

To inspire women all over the world to feel beautiful and elegant through our unique handcrafted jewelry at an affordable price. We want to provide our customers with an unforgettable online jewelry shopping experience that they can share with their family and friends. Alzerina Jewelry promises to keep up to date with trends and current fashion to satisfy our customer needs.

Our vision for Alzerina Jewelry is to be viewed and respected as a company for trusted leadership and brilliance in the jewelry industry. We have built our reputation in the United States, Paris, and Cabo Verde and we would like to expand all over the world. We will maintain our unique handcrafted jewelry along with the expansion of our company.

One of our main goals is to mentor Women and Children all over the world especially in Africa to follow their dreams. Alzerina wants to guide underprivileged children on the right path through education and the proper opportunities they deserve. We want to create a positive change within the children and society itself.

About Alzerina

Jewelry and clothing designer Alzerina Gomes is best known for her creative designs utilizing Swarovski Crystals. Born and raised in the remote village of Portalzinho Garca on the island of San Antao, Cape Verde, Alzerina received her first sewing lessons from her mom at the age of four, waking up her life-long passion for creating beauty. Alzerina left Cape Verde for Paris in the early 1990 where she learned the craft of jewelry making while living in Paris. Alzerina fell in love with the Swarovski brand and it was at this time that the idea of becoming a jewelry designer blossomed.

In 1998, Alzerina left Paris for New York City, in 2005 she launched her own eponymous company, Alzerina Jewelry, which has grown to have a presence in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Cape Verde. Elegant designs, enhanced by the use of Swarovski elements and her youthful Alzi line of contemporary bracelets, earrings and necklaces flaunt a craft and style as unique as the women, herself. The organic simplicity of Alzerina Jewelry sparkles with grace and sophistication. Alzerina Jewelry can be found in fashion magazines and on the sets of Warner Bros. and Disney productions. Numerous celebrities including Sharon Stone, Olivia Wilde, and Katheryn Winnick wear her jewels. Miss Universe 2017, Miss USA 2017 and Miss Teen 2012/13 are among her clients. Last year, Alzerina designs lit up Times Square when her products were featured on the NBC electronic billboard overlooking New York City's most famous tourist destination.

Alzerina’s hard work and efforts have been recognized well beyond fashion circles. The American Embassy, Praia, Cape Verde highlighted her accomplishments as a woman entrepreneur two consecutive years at the annual Cape Verde International Trade Fair (FIC). Alzerina was recognized as Women of Inspiration in October 2016, for an International Talk Show in Lisbon Portugal by Adoro Ser Mulher. She also won an award at La Jolla International Film Festival in July 2016 for her fashion skills. And in November of the same year, Alzerina was honored by the governor of the City Hall of Rome Italy, during a event in Rome with organization Kriol-Ita to help the Batista de Sousa hospital.

Alzerina received special recognition from the United States Congress for her contributions toward preserving Cape Verdean culture in the United States. She also is the recipient of 2018 Somos Cabo Verde (We Are Cape Verde), distinguished ‘Diaspora Award’. Alzerina continues to conduct workshops for disadvantaged teens and she has been asked to represent a U.S. initiative to further entrepreneurial skills and marketplace capability for women in emerging African countries.

Alzerina remains dedicated to her craft and is always expanding her ideas and trying to stay ahead of the trends. Visit her website at Alzerina.com to learn more.

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