Albertina is a full-service fine jewelry store, serving the Malibu area since 2019.
Owner, Winnie Johnson, has worked in the jewelry industry for 14 years since earning a BFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2003 and multiple certifications from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 2007 and 2009.
Prior to opening Albertina, Winnie co-managed a start-up that became a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund semi-finalist. She then spent five years designing custom bridal jewelry for a top engagement ring shop in the Los Angeles jewelry district. For two years she oversaw high-jewelry production, notably creating a diamond encrusted glove worn by Madonna on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
After the Woolsey fire, Winnie felt a strong desire to bring her expertise in jewelry design to serve her neighborhood. Very quickly, a vibrant community of local jewelry designers and collectors has grown around the store.
Albertina is fortunate to have a caring and attentive team which includes Sandy and Kathy, who love to chat about jewels and give treats to all the doggies who come by.
Thanks in large part to our team, the store atmosphere is warm and friendly. They will tell you about the designers Albertina carries and about the services offered, but never in a way that is pushy. This approach is embodied in the design of the store as well. Wood and soft surfaces allow visitors' eyes to focus on the jewelry displayed, reducing visual noise and creating a sense of calm.
Current designers on view are Alexa Sidaris, Carrie Hoffman, Rebecca Pinto, DRU, Susan Highsmith, Via Nona, Irit Design, Sheble Croninger, Joon Han, and Sara Weinstock.
There is much more in store than on our website. We invite you to come in to take a look! If you'd rather book a Facetime call or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org you can do that to- for ideas, pictures, prices, you name it!