What's New at Carina
2012 - Three new Landmark Beads Have Been Added! We are pleased to announce the continued expansion of the Landmark Bead line with the addition of beads representing the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Big Ben in London, and St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. New beads of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and the Staatsopera in Vienna are in production now.
In 2010 we added country flag beads to the Landmark collection: United States, Italy, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Russia, Belgium and The Netherlands. They are all made of steling silver and are handpainted. The collection now includes 73 beads. Please click on the Landmark Bead link on the right column under "Browse This Site" to view them all. Build your life travel bracelet!
We have also added lobster claw sterling silver bracelets that work with all of our Landmark and Carina beads.
Carina added nine new Landmark beads in 2009: the Victoria Peak Tram in Hong Kong, the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, a sailboat a ski gondola,the Torre de Oro in Seville, Spain, the Rock of Cashel Castle in Ireland, the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, a slot machine and an African mask. .
In 2008, we added eight Landmark beads. These included the Space Shuttle Launch Site in Florida, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, Lucy the Margate Elephant in Atlantic City, the Chief Johnson Totem Pole in Ketchikan, Alaska, the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, Niagara Falls, a camping trailer and a recreational vehicle.
Carina's own Landmark Bead line features over forty intricately carved sterling silver beads to remember your travels. Landmark Beads are only $32 each, rendered in high quality sterling silver, with a 5 mm. smooth bore interior bead hole to be worn on necklaces or bracelets. The line has been designed by San Francisco Bay Area artist Shani Yokoyama. The beads are compatible with chains by Chamilia, Pasha, Pandora, Troll, Bling and Biagi.
Wholesale purchases welcome from retailers holding valid resale licenses. Call 1 415 753 2274 to request the wholesale Landmark Beads order form.
Also from Santa Barbara Ceramic, view its beautiful Italian-themed olive oil bottles, olive
oil dipping sets, oil and vinegar sets, trivets and spoonrests. Made in the
United States, the line is food safe and dishwasher safe. Most are boxed for
Disney Gold and Silver Beads Available at Carina!
Carina is pleased to present the officially-licensed Disney silver and gold beads for our Disney-crazy customers. These are very collectible! New beads: Cheshire cat, Dopey, Cinderella's dangle glass slipper, Disney spacer. Search "Disney Beads" to view these darling beads, which are compatible with most popular bead lines. They mix best with bead lines that are not oxidized.
Silver and Gold Bead Lines on Sale: Chamilia, Biagi and Pasha
Han Jewel Brings the Art of Ancient Chinese Knotting to Carina
Carina is pleased to be the first boutique to debut Han Jewel's unique Chinese knotted bracelets, featuring carved Chinese jade, jade beads, intricate Chinese knotting on cotton cord. They are ancient yet contemporary. Click on the new "Han Jewel" button to view these fascinating bracelets and be sure to view the detailed product description to read about the symbolism of each element of the bracelet.
Bargain Hunter? We've Got Authentic Italian Charms as Low as $2!
Go to our Homepage, then click on the "Sale" and "Clearance" Italian charm links. They are loaded with five thousand authentic Italian charms on sale for as low as $2. The Carina Kids Asian-made line are now only $1 each. Our Big Size Italian charms are now $10 each. We are clearing out old stock for new stock. At Carina, you have a great selection -- and great prices.
Be sure to look at the Promotions page for ways to earn free Italian charms.
Buy five Italian charms (excludes custom or photo Italian charms) and get the lowest cost one free. Earn a free Italian charm base bracelet when you buy three Italian charms worth $30. You must request the promotion with a code so be sure to read the offer details on
the Promotions page!
Photo Italian Charms Are Perfect Gifts
Photo Italian charms are the ultimate gift for your mom, grandma, or best friend!
Go to our homepage and then click on Photo Charms to either submit your
photo online or to mail in your photo. If you mail in the photo, we suggest you
put it between two pieces of cardboard and for safety send it via expedited mail
such as US Postal Service Priority Mail. Currently, processing is taking about 7-12 days.
Turn your Italian charm bracelet into a photo album of your loved ones -- the
kids, your hubby, the grandkids, pet, best friend, or a favorite trip photo!
CarinaCharms can make your photos into an Italian photo charm that is sure to
become a treasured piece of jewelry.
Our high quality Photo Charm provider guarantees its photo charms for life.
Beware of low quality photo charm providers. Our photo charms have the photo set in a
gold frame, with a durable clear coat over the photo, and a golden portrait
background. Local San Francisco customers should bring in their photos and view actual
samples to see how impressive they are. Others may email us digital photos in .jpg
format, or mail us actual photos (the photos are returned). The best results come from
sharp, clear photos of the face(s) of a single person, couple or pet. Color or
black and white photos can be made into charms. Studio portraits or school
photos of a single person's face or a couple work the best. $38 for medium
size (9 mm.) photo charms and $42 for big size (13 mm.) photo charms. Our
price includes Economy shipping (First Class mail). To order, go to the Homepage and click on Photo Charms.
New photo charm provider: We have a new photo Italian charm provider who does photo charms and color custom charms for $20 each in about 7 days. There is no frame on the photo charm. Ask about this option by phone.
Carina Presents The Vatican Collection Antique Reproduction Religious Jewelry
New arrivals: Gold with Brown Enamel Crucifix necklace (SKU VC4401) and Simple Silver Cross Necklace (VC4245). Carina now offers over 48 pieces of the high quality Vatican Collection Jewelry, featuring antique reproductions of priceless jewelry based on jewels, architecture and art taken from the Vatican Library in Rome. The Vatican Library was founded in 1450 by Pope John V. Documenting photographs were taken of frescos, mosaics, ceilings, woodworked columns, furniture and manuscripts, to serve as guides in creating a beautiful Vatican Collection jewelry including rosary beads, bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, crosses, key fobs, treasure boxes, and brooch pins. The Vatican Jewels replicas arrive in a handsome dark green gift box with the Vatican Library seal imprinted in gold. Each piece is embossed with the Vatican seal. The collection is hand-made and hand-painted with the highest quality materials and workmanship, including 14 karat triple gold-plated metal, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, genuine pearls and semi-precious stones.
To view, click on the "Vatican Jewelry" button on the Homepage. This jewelry makes wonderful gifts for a communion, confirmation, or other important religious event. The Vatican Collection jewelry also make unique gifts for grandmother, mom or auntie at birthday, Easter or holiday time. The men like the key fobs and bookmarks.
Fun Vespa Mugs from Cavallini & Company
Darling Vespa-licensed mugs are here from Cavallini & Company. These ceramic mugs feature retro Vespa art. They are very popular in the San Francisco shop for lovers of these wonderful Italian scooters..
Cavallini & Co., a San Francisco importer of genuine Italian paper goods and other gift items, is a wonderful gift resource. Our Cavallini collection includes richly-illustrated, limited edition Italian playing cards, Italian tarot cards, Italian thank you cards, Italian vintage advertisement kitchen magnet sets, Italian address books, and Italian paper journals. Choose "Cavallini" to view these high quality items.
Bombay Duck Gifts Are Perfect Fun Gifts for Your Girlfriend
Take a peek at our cool Bombay Duck gift line from the United Kingdom.
Search "Bombay Duck" to view its sassy and fun gift line. We love the pink
leather heart gifts for our gal friends, the charming "Shoe Fund", "Handbag
Fund", "Chocolate Fund", and "Girls Night Out" money boxes, the hilarious Decision Dice, and Wish Tokens (choose from "Love" or "Friendship"). They are charmingly packaged
for gift giving.
Basic Spirit Line Are Lovely Gifts
Carina is pleased to present the Basic Spirit line of products. We feature three pewter coffee scoops in whimsical designs (Java Lover, Coffee King and Coffee Queen), and a line of darling lead-free pewter baby spoons ("Little Prince," "Little Princess", "Baby's Rule", and more). We also carry two lovely pewter trivets to protect your table from hot food items. Search "Basic Spirit" or click on the Basic Spirit button on the Homepage to view the items.