Times are constantly changing and so do us. We believe even jewellery can play a role in this -crazy- new era. We are committed every day to create pieces that stand for our values.
Freedom in all forms, diversity and consciousness. Jewellery that can inspire women to have an open-minded spirit, be fearless, fun, curious and full of joy.
Meet the founder
I started studying jewellery in Barcelona and later at C.Saint Martins back in 2013, after working for brands like Oysho, Karl Lagerfeld or WGSN and giving birth to my daughter Casilda.
It wasn’t until 2017 when I met Miriam Estevez in Barcelona, she brought in her knowledge in luxury (after studying a master in the Richmond Group and collaborating with brands like Piaget, Cartier or Chloé).
Our desire to create something authentic, the necessity to have our own voice, our passion for craftsmanship, art and design, innovation and our connected values, soon became part of our shared dream: GAVIRIA.
After long months of work in our garage-studio, (and the extra help from two of our best friends who believed in us and invested), Gaviria was officially presented during Paris fashion week in October 2017.
Lots of things have happened in the last years, but one thing remains the same. Our approach on designing cool, colourful and fun jewellery for a fearless open-minded woman.
Since then, we’ve been lucky to sell in some of the best luxury stores I visited as a child and always dreamed to be at, like Barneys NYC, G.Lafayette, Browns London, Shopbop, Lane Crawford or Corso Como -to name a few-.
This is the beginning, and we really hope to keep smiling together 🙂
– Paula Gaviria-
We love creating fun, colourful jewels that will make you smile for many years and will tell you stories about the world we live in.
All our pieces are designed in our studio in Barcelona and handmade in small quantities. Yes! Our pieces are super exclusive and once they are gone, they are gone forever.
Inspiration is everywhere
Gaviria is inspired by contemporary arts but overall, we are drive by the energetic pulse of today’s cultures.
We love travelling and discovering new places that nourish our open-minded vision of the world.
We feed ourselves by our modern history and by those people and movements that are still driving social changes.
The world is infinite and so the places to discover. One day you can find us in a local market in Colombia or having a beer on the beach of Barcelona, next week we can be covered in mud in Botswana or having drinks with friends in Shoreditch-London.
Our deep connection with nature (I live in the mountains of the French Pyrenees) and our beloved summers in our family house in Mallorca are some of the places that have inspired us to take action and start our path to become a more responsible and sustainable us.
We are enthusiastic about you. A strong, self-confident woman who is always finding beauty around her.
A curious, fearless and open-minded spirit!
We are a small young team of women based in Barcelona. We are happy to say that up to date we have been able to work with people from all around the globe and keep nourishing our wide vision of the world. We also rely on a very professional network of suppliers, mostly based in Spain and Italy, who ensure high quality on all our pieces.
Sustainability / Where we are today
Our jewels are made in metals like brass or silver. Since always, in the jewellery industry, all leftovers are recovered and re-used due to the high value of the metals. Very little waste is generated but our commitment is to use metals that are sustainable from the source. We are working hard to be a more conscious and sustainable us.
Source of raw materials
Our goal for the end of 2021 is to use 100% recycled brass for all brass casted pieces.
our goal for the end of 2021 is to use at least 70% recycled silver for all our casted silver pieces, hoops and chains.
All our brass chains are manufactured locally in Spain or in Italy ensuring the best quality. Because we develop small batches of productions, at this moment, our brass chain suppliers are not able to produce small quantities of recycled brass chains especially for us.
30% of the beads used in our last collection were sourced from deadstock suppliers. We love creating intricate designs with beads from around the world. As long as we are able, we will be sourcing more beads from deadstock or locally produced.
Manufacturing the jewels
We rely on a strong and very professional network of suppliers and manufacturers who we trust and value as they are the “wheels” that make us move.
7 out of 13 suppliers are based in Spain
3 out of 13 suppliers are based in Italy
2 out of 13 suppliers are based in China
1 out of 13 suppliers is based in USA
87% of our production is fully assembled in our studio in Barcelona.
13% of the production is produced and assembled in China where the supplier has the BSCI Summary Audit Report, SGS and CA Prop 65, Global Security Verification Report, Kimberley Process Certificate.All products from abroad are plated in Barcelona ensuring the highest plating quality that you can find in the market.
We take pride in the high quality of all our jewellery and all the craftsmanship involved in every process.
All our orders come with a cotton bag and a carton box, this packaging has been designed to last and protect your jewel for many years.
We have eliminated the use of plastic polly bags and we are working on the design of a new packaging for online shippings that is as beautiful as good for the earth.
For 2022 we are committed to use only recycled paper for the boxes and deadstock fabrics for the fabric bags.
Packing and shipping
All orders (both wholesale and online store) are packed and shipped from our Barcelona studio, meaning all jewels will pass quality control by someone from our team.
All orders (both wholesale and online store) are packed and shipped from our Barcelona studio, meaning all jewels will pass quality control by someone from our team ensuring our high quality standards.
At Gaviria, we have set ambitious goals not only for sourcing more sustainable raw materials but for manufacturing as responsible as possible.
As part of the journey, this 2021 we are launching our very first refurbished collection, designed using mainly deadstock materials. We aim to enlarge this segment and work as much as possible with deadstock beads.
On the other hand, GAVIRIA is convinced that speaking about positive values that are able to drive social change toward a better society has become a responsibility for the us.
At this point of our journey, we are only able to speak out loud and raise our voice. Our aim is to grow enough to be able to give back as much as we can.
As a team of women, we stand for gender equality.
As a Colombian (born in a Latin country under development) we stand for social and racial equality.
As a human, we stand for the right to love whoever we want, no matter our sexual orientation or sexual identity.
As a mother, we stand for the right for future generations to have a world where to live in.