About Albert Coll
Albert Coll is a journey through time and memories. The designs are the result of the designer's roots and heritage, timeless jewels that are a self-statement.
Seeking our main inspiration from nature, architectural elements and women in our environment, Albert Coll is powered by the desire for self-expression through the jewels. Our pieces mean to be an identity statement, a delicate and intimate jewel that is born from our love. We still believe that our pieces can be worn a lifetime and by future generations.
These jewels epitomize our love and represent a generational leap, a symbol to embrace the resurgence between generations with the same gaze.
Our jewels have a signature style, a feature that makes them unmistakable - their strange beauty. Albert Coll is aimed to be a sign of identity and celebrates art creating elegantly sculptural jewelry. Timeless jewels of exquisite simplicity. The love for detail and the blind experimentation of new materials, colors and shapes are one of our way of expressions. Each collection builds on a vocabulary of clean lines in which the audacity of shapes and materials aim to elevate the everyday and the rare occasion.
Each piece is unique, we work with individual jewelers and artisans located in Barcelona, who make each piece by hand.
Albert Coll is a 92-year-old self-taught Spanish designer handcrafting jewelry since 1947. Winner of 12 national jewelry awards, Albert was a visionary ahead of his time - a jeweler who broke the boundaries.
He launched his eponymous label in 1956 with a groundbreaking collection featuring unique pieces meticulously handcrafted in Barcelona using noble materials. Albert’s love of experimentation with textures, materials, colors, and shapes, resulted in jewelry with a sophisticated and strong identity.
His eclectic inspirations and beautiful designs didn’t go unnoticed, so it was no surprise when he got offered to open a shop on 5th Avenue in New York City. Albert declined it because he knew it wouldn’t feel like home.
Despite closing down his company due to his age, he never stopped making jewelry - this passion is an integral part of his life.
Albert Coll is now relaunching with jewels made from titanium and gold that were considered too revolutionary for his time. Timeless pieces that will last forever.
Mireia was born and raised in Barcelona. After studying cinema and beginning her steps as a photographer, she developed an interest in jewelry design got inspired by Albert's craftsmanship.
She grew up in the jewelry shop and used to spend the evenings after school, sitting on a table drawing next to her grandpa while he was designing. They are now doing just the same they used to do - exploring their own world and presenting it to the rest of the world.
The granddaughter has inherited her abilities from her grandfather without jewelry studies and now she is responsible for relaunching Albert Coll’s firm.
"Forget it, it won't be sold" - were Albert's words, when Mireia proposed to relaunch the Gea collection created 50 years ago. However, Mireia never gave up on that idea - she knew that she had, literally, a treasure in her hands.
Albert Coll - a generational leap marked by the rescue of the Gea collection.
Following the success of this collection, grandfather and granddaughter designed the following collections with four hands. A symbol to embrace the resurgence between generations with the same gaze.
Their devotion is mutual. "It is as if she entered my head and took my hands", says Albert and adds: "We have a very special love between granddaughter and grandfather, it is totally unconditional."