The shared love of jewellery and travel is what inspired Chrysalis founders David and Andrea Maine to bring the Chrysalis concept to life. In 2007 they began their journey to create personal jewellery, meaningful to the wearer and designed to capture their most precious memories. Chrysalis is a British jewellery brand that celebrates the joy found in love and
friendship. Designed for sharing memories of those special moments in life, each
piece is adorned with talismans and spiritual symbols, combining color and meaning. Chrysalis can now be found in over 3,000 points of sale worldwide. We can be found in independent jewellers, fashion retailers and department stores. Around four new collections are designed and launched each year by Andrea and her creative team.

Based in Somerset in the UK, Andrea is involved in the design process from initial idea to the finished collection. Inspiration is found everywhere, from trips around the world, to Andrea’s 8-year-old daughter Willow, who inspired Wishes, the first Chrysalis children’s collection.


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