Perhaps a year ago I discovered Chilean Jewelry Designer Vania Ruiz. She is the designer behind the jewelry line, Casa Kiro. Ever since, I’ve been enamored with her work. Vania’s jewelry stood out to me for it’s exquisite beauty and its true uniqueness. She incorporates spices and algae native to Valparaiso, Chili into her jewelry. She also works with traditional materials such as resin, sterling silver, copper and brass.
The photos of Vania’s jewelery (pictured above and below) are from her Siempre Viva (Always Live) Collection. Many of the pieces from this collection are big and bold. However, she also makes more delicate jewelry that could be worn everyday.