Chavin fuses the mythology and craftsmanship of Peruvian culture with elegant interpretations by modern, freethinking designers. The result is quality crafted, powerfully feminine and long-lasting jewellery.
Our inspiration springs from the ancient Peruvian civilisation of Chavin. The Chavinian culture was renowned for its advance metallurgy skills and craftsmanship, producing beautiful and intricate precious metal work. It represented the first widespread, recognisable artistic style in the Andes and laid the foundations for later Peruvian civilisations.
The colours, symbols and craftsmanship of our jewellery is charged with this rich culture - meaning not only is it eye-catching, but there is much more to it than meets the eye.
Modern female consumers don´t want to choose between ethics and aesthetics. They want both, and both are built into the business model and heart of Chavin. Every time you buy a piece of Chavin jewellery you are making a difference to the Peruvian people.
We have partnered with the charity SOS Children to support its family strengthening programme in the community centre ‘Luz y Vida’ in Lima, Peru. Find out more about our work with the charity.
Our jewellery is crafted in Peru by a manufacturer, committed to the strictest ethical policies, including Environmental Management Systems and Social Responsibility Programmes. The manufacturer provides life insurance and health checks for all employees, 60% of whom are women.
While we recognise that all mining operations has a certain environmental impact, we believe it is not reasonable to boycott mining altogether as many relatively poor countries rely on raw materials to fund their future development. However, all of our materials are purchased from companies with environmental certifications and proven respect of human rights. We buy our precious stones from certified sources only.
Our elegant packaging range is made from eco friendly materials and is recyclable.