Thomas Hayere (originally French) is one of the brand founders and its designer. He has many years of experience in designing and manufacturing accessories and jewelry. His career path is a run of professional adventures in the advertising agency, several design companies, including the king of fashion Karl Lagerfeld. In 1996 meeting with his future wife Camille, an entrepreneur in the fashion industry, became a turning point in his life. They decided to join experience and passion for starting a new designer brand of handcrafted bijouterie and accessories. Ernesto de Barcelona became their new joint beginning. They decided to set up business in Barcelona because of its sunny colors and mood that inspire Thomas for new collections. The Mediterranean city in the heart of Catalonia became the hometown of Ernesto de Barcelona. Its character can be seen in each detail of the brand.
Ernesto de Barcelona is a designer brand of unique handmade jewelry and accessories made with particular attention to women's demands. The central brand concept compiles maritime spirit and atmosphere, which is reflected in all details. The design of each product is based on sea theme and varieties. It embraces rich colors and uses eco-materials of high quality that reveal the essence of the brand. The brand's symbol is the dragonfly, which represents lightness, grace, and the principal idea of the brand. In this sacred place, the sea meets the land. Dragonfly is a perfect emblem for brand owners that captures two vital elements – water and earth.
All accessories are handmade by the brand craft team under the guidance of the designer. Ernesto de Barcelona collections are authentic and timeless pieces of art that keep your special memories of sunny days spent on the shores. Ernesto's creativity is inspired by the mystery and endless beauty of nature. The ocean, mountains, rivers, and forests are our spiritual guides. In our pursuit of a more beautiful world, we design our collections in harmony with the earth. We believe that the more we reuse, the less we have to take from our planet. With this mission, we follow the eco-concept and use recycled aluminum and wood in production.