Hello! I'm Lea, the one woman show behind Fine van Brooklin jewellery. How wonderful to see you here!
All the jewellery you'll find here is lovingly handmade by me, in my tiny atelier in the historical Katajanokka district by the sea in Helsinki. My roots are deep in North Karelian soil but I have been living in the Finnish capital more than half my life.
I have a long history with jewellery. Before I started making styles of my own, I was working part time at the jewellery department of a big department store, while also studying languages at the university. I had been craving for a creative outlet for myself quite some time when I finally gave jewellery making a chance... and something clicked. At first it was just a hobby of course, but this year (2023) has marked a full decade since I officially started my business as a solo entrepreneur.
If you're curious to know more about how Fine van Brooklin started out, there's a longer story on the blog here.
Being a fan of vintage since as long as I can remember, it felt natural to include vintage materials into Fine van Brooklin jewellery. Not only are those materials incredibly interesting, it is also an ecological and therefore essential choice for me in today's world. I personally search and choose all the materials used in my jewellery. Wherever I am, and especially when I get to travel, I keep a third eye open for anything "finevanbrooklinesque"! I often say that the things that inspire me tend to be more or less 100 years old. However, my goal is not to copy but to create my own versions that are suitable for today's wearer and breathe new life into something very old.
For all the jewellery lovers out there, you have a kindred spirit in me. I hope that I am able to give you a feast for your eyes and help you discover your new favourite pieces of wearable art from my collections. Fine van Brooklin jewellery is made with careful attention to detail and a true vintage touch. I hope you'll enjoy!