CHIKARIN™ is a jewelry brand founded by artist Chikarin on her passion for nature. The start of her jewelry line was back from 2014 after a trip to Japan awakened her spirit and imagination. Surrounded by ancient forests and endless meadows have inspired her to capture the glorious beauty of nature into something that can be treasured and keep close to our hearts. That is when she started experiments with resin and collecting native natural elements. Back then, all her work with resin jewelry is pure of dream and passion. She has mastered the technique and process of working with resin and organic materials over the years and proudly been able to create jewelry pieces that can last a lifetime. When she moved to the capital city of Finland, Helsinki, in 2017, Chikarin had a vision of herself becoming an owner of her own jewelry business so she took the opportunity and founded CHIKARIN™
In her home studio, each and every piece of jewelry is best-quality handcrafted by herself from start to finish. She collects flora, fungi, lichens and mosses inside Finland from nursery gardens, wild meadow and ancient forest.
The organic elements are then expertly dried with different techniques in order to entirely preserve their characteristics. With a unique imagination, she combines them with resin to create magnificent, cherishing and touching jewelry pieces. Her knowledge and experiences with resin allow each and every piece to be crystal clear and enduring with a glasslike surface.
To ensure that her jewelry can last for a lifetime, she uses the best UV and scratch-resistant resin available in the market. That means her pieces will not easily lose their shiny and water clear looks. It's crucial that the flowers and other organics elements keep their beauty for the years to come. In order to do that, she purifies each and every organic piece before embedded them into the resin. The working condition is also taken care of to make sure that the humidity is always at 0%.
With all the love for Mother Nature, she creates this jewelry line to honour her magical creation.
As a brand, Chikarin takes great care to ensure that all of her pieces are produced with a focus on sustainability and ethical practice. She uses recycled fair-trade silver and gold in all her jewelry. Flora and fungi are collected in a sustainably manner without disturbing the natural surroundings. Her environmentally friendly packaging is made to last.