Diamonds are the girl’s best friends. But hey girls, don’t we all know that in reality there is no urgent need for a friendship so dramatic in terms of finance? Simpler things made with love and imagination, and chosen with care will adorn their mistress no worse than ridiculously expensive bling bling.

To foster the inner and outer woman in you head straight for Plaça Sant Just in Barrio Gotico where you will find a beautiful jewelry boutique run by two local designers Rosanna de la Riva and Carme Anglada.

Instead of expensive materials Rosanna and Carme prefer to work with brass, silver, resin and natural components such as wood and leather. And where others choose bright colors, Rosanna and Carme go for the interesting form and unusual combinations of texture. Their jewelry is not posh but its tasteful and it has its own unique character that combines grace and sophistication with a touch of daring and freedom.

If there happen some lost male souls reading this review in a desperate attempt to figure out what to bring their female friends and relatives as a present from Barcelona, I say you are on the right track. Forget ceramic bulls painted a la Gaudi, ‘flamenco’ dresses and I-am-with-gay t-shirts. 2D BCN is your place to find a gift that the special someone will appreciate. Rosanna and Carme are lovely and they will be happy to help you to choose a perfect gift.

Film scholar and a tango fanatic, I was born in 1983 in the gloomy cold place called Estonia. I first visited Barcelona three years ago. The colors, the sounds, the smells, and the inimitable vibe of the city – it did not take long for Barcelona to put its spell on me! ‘This is a city I want to live in’, a thought kept spinning through my head while I was jostling through the endless flow of crowd at La Rambla. So now its your turn! Do yourself a favor, get on a plane/train/bus/car and let this city do its magics!