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 was born in 2016 shortly after a series of life changing events.
Paying homage to my culture and birthplace, 21ºN is the approximate geographic latitude of Oahu and the epi-center of my creativity.
I try to create collections that have deeper meaning and real KAUNA behind them. My jewelry is handcrafted by my own hands and not mass produced. I believe in slow fashion and trying to be unique in a very saturated market.
I believe women are like pearls....every one of us is a different size, shape, color with imperfections and beauty....no two exactly alike. So why would you ever wear mass produced jewelry?
Now living between my island home on Oahu, Hawaii and Australia, I find inspiration in the colorful tropical world I live in and the diversity of the ocean that connects us.
XO - brooke