First, a primer on Cuban women and jewelry.
It started as a baby, of course, before I was old enough to walk I was wearing my 18k gold necklace with La Virgen de La Caridad and my initials engraved on the back. Obviously, being a baby girl, my ears were pierced before I uttered my first word.
And from the moment I could raise my hand to say bye-bye, my gold “manilla” that told everyone I was Marta was already my standard statement piece. Believe it.
I’ll venture to guess that this is also true of most Cubans, male or female. Our fabulous culture demands we wear our jewelry proudly and we represent well. Am I right?
There is one name that is synonymous with Cuban Jewelry and fabulousness and that is Santayana Jewelers in Miami. I have written about them a lot here on my blog in the past years because I love them so.
They’ve designed a really fun collection of beautiful and affordable and IS-THAT-A-CAFETERA-ON-YOUR-WRIST? line of Pandora-type beads and bracelets that I know you will totally love. (I know this because of the response I get whenever I share any of their items with you, but that’s not important right now.)
Also, they’ve been more than generous in offering giveaways and deals to MBFCF readers in the past.