De polvo y viento is a brand by twin sisters Ana María and María Fernanda Gavilán, based in San José, Costa Rica. Their collections are hand made in Costa Rica.
They studied interior design at Universidad Veritas and jewelry design at Escuela Crisol. They began studying jewelry in 2010 and launched their first collection in August 2012 in Costa Rica. Their passion is jewelry design, but they also included in the first collection a few clothing pieces, and fabric and chain accesories.
De polvo y viento is based in the idea that "from dust we came and to dust we return". De polvo y viento loves creating unique pieces that represent in some way a person's soul, so that they feel identified and become emotionally attached to the piece. Bones are used in most of the pieces and they are found along the way like little treasures; each piece and design adapts to the bone's shape, so that the original shape of the bone is not altered. The idea is that each piece of jewelry is unique and that they stand as the memory and spirit of an ancestor. "The dead nature and the remainder of it as a divinity".