The Story of 21ºN Jewellery
I am a part Hawaiian island wahine, born and raised on the island of Oahu. The daughter of a glassblower and a fashion designer….I was raised with art in my blood and my mother was my first muse...
A lifetime ocean-lover, surfer, paddler and beachcomber, I started creating ocean inspired jewelry about 20 years ago, first, just as a hobby and activity to quell a full time quest for creativity in my daily life.
It was when I moved to Australia that I desired to make jewelry more full time.
21º North Jewellery Designs was born in 2016 shortly after a series of life changing events.
Paying homage to my Hawaiian culture and birthplace, 21ºN is the approximate geographic latitude of Oahu and the epicenter of my creativity. Because I was living in Australia at the time I started 21ºN, I used the English spelling of jewelry....hence jewellery in the title.
My jewelry is handcrafted by my own hands and always made in limited batches. Like a seashell, no two pieces will ever be exactly alike. I believe in slow fashion and trying to be unique in a very saturated market.
Now living between my island home on Oahu Hawaii and Currumbin Australia, I find inspiration in the colorful tropical world I live in and the diversity of the ocean that connects us.
XO - brooke