Thank you for your interest in our story.
Alhaja is one of the most beautiful Spanish words. It comes from Arabic language and it is used for describing a very precious object, generally a piece of jewelry. This word is also part of our roots and tradition.
Alhaja is composed of two people who are friends, partners and like sisters separated at birth. If something defines us, is that we are beauty hunters.
We are both 34, Virgos, tigers and millennials. Lovers of perfection and symmetry.
This is Maria, she’s like the sea, she’s the creative and the romantic one. She was born in Seville and she finds beauty in everyday life, in her roots. Nature deserves to be observed and stress is a bad enemy of her inspiration. She is balance and common sense. She creates while respecting the order and beauty of nature.
I am Irene. I was born in Zaragoza and I manage the business in general: Purchases, Sales and Marketing. I love painting and writing. I am this kind of creative person that studied business because she didn’t know what to do. I’m multitasking and constantly looking to adapt to this challenging world.
We found each other almost ten years ago thanks to destiny. Both of us were working for a Spanish fashion brand and we became friends. Six years ago we set up our first start up, a design studio for accessories. Then, one year ago we started Alhaja; our dream. Mixed with our passion and experience, we believed this project was possible.
We support local economy and with our creations we would like to push sustainable production and consumption. We want to offer products that people really like, unique designs that are made to last for years, because we believe quality is much better that quantity.
We design and produce in Spain where we also find our inspiration and, this is what we show to the rest of the world. Our jewellery is 24k-gold plated, so pieces last longer, as if you wore them for the first time.
Wellcome to our Alhaja universe. Cult for beautiful things.