Five decades ago Antonia Molina and Miguel Gómez began a business venture which has become one of the best known luxury firms on the Costa del Sol, the jewellers Gómez y Molina.
Over 150 guests attended the gala dinner organised by the family of jewellers last Saturday at the La Zagaleta country club.
Miguel Gómez made a speech together with his sister Marina at the start of the meal: "This night is also a tribute to our mother, the pillar of our family and our company," he explained emotionally.
Guests included the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, and other dignitaries, politicians and heads of companies such as the luxury Swiss watch firm Hublot.
Violinist Ara Malikian played Pagagnini, a fusion of classical music.