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2443 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA, 94115

(310) 463-0650

Designs by Alina:  Handcrafted jewelry fabricated with gold, pave diamonds, and choice pearls for the sophisticated modern-classic woman. Beauty and inspiration forever entwined. Lifestyle blog on design, travel, fashion, family.



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The Diamond Collection Unveiled

Bernardo de Albergaria

Woo-hoo, it's here!

When we launched in spring, I dreamed of incorporating pavé diamonds into my line of handmade jewelry. Don't ask me how I managed to squeeze in the hundreds of hours required to get it done with three kids in two now schools in a brand new city, but the collection is here and I am thrilled to share it witth you!

Stunning enough for a Bal de Paris and effortless enough for a tee and jeans, the collection boasts exquisite pavé diamonds, precious stones, and supple leather in a variety of hues. I hand forged and distressed each and every one of the minimalist clasps in organic, unique ways to bring you the most beautiful collection of which I could conceive. For the bold woman, there are heavy diamond-clad clasps too. Some pieces may require 1-2 weeks lead time as they are all hand made in my studio. So order now to receive your gorgeous jewels in time for all your holiday events (or ask your handsome Santa to act fast for you!)

The Diamond Collection - Winter 2014.



Elizabeth Charles Boutique Rocks Designs by Alina Jewelry

Bernardo de Albergaria

Romantic and exhilarating. That is San Francisco.

Just a few weeks here and we are getting our bearings straight, brushing shoulders with passersby, sampling a bit too much of the city's fabulous cuisine, and hitting the pavement on foot more than we are driving.  As the children carve their way through their new schools and city streets, our family is discovering that the love affair these people have with their Golden Gate cosmopolis is no different from the one shared by the people in our previous city, Santa Barbara, who adore their American Riviera. 

They say three's a charm...

On my third jaunt to Fillmore Street with Tessalina, our youngest, I discovered Elizabeth Charles, an uber-chic boutique on my short list of ones to visit. I happened to be wearing my Queen Baroque necklace about which Elizabeth inquired. No sooner had I mentioned that I had recently launched a jewelry business than I was asked to share my collection, pose for a photo, and just like that Designs by Alina was given the home I envisioned for her, not to mention one of my Queen Baroques which now gracefully resides on Elizabeth's neck. The icing on the cake is that she is a hoot to be with. Her effervescence and Aussie warmth have been passed on to her lovely daughter, Lucie, with whom Tessalina has become fast friends, just like their moms.

Yesterday, we took our first international order for three Designs by Alina pieces to be shipped to London. And in the very near future we will be adding 18kt pink, white and yellow gold earrings with new pearls to the Designs by Alina collection, so please keep browsing and stay tuned!