Finnish-born Rina Tairo first studied fine arts in her hometown of Helsinki, then in Florence and London. In
the late 1980’s whilst working on a sculpture in Melbourne in Australia, the sight and feel of a bundle of finely
spun brass alloy opened her imagination to the wonder of smaller scale pieces inspiring her to design and
make her first jewellery collection. The instant success it met with moved Rina into a full-time career in
jewellery design and making that continues to this day.
Since then she has designed her own exclusive collections extending her love of textiles into a precious
wearable art. The inspiration behind each piece lies between observations of nature and life and in the actual
process of creating with natural materials. The play with texture, the considered weight and the feel of each
piece on the wearer, combined with the richness of colour presented by the materials, are all reflected upon
in the making.
Constantly creating new collections, Rina’s distinctive design’s are made only in small editions and each
piece is individually hand-made. Her work has been sold in stores and boutiques worldwide and exhibited at
galleries including Sotheby’s and the V&A. She has been commissioned for film and fashion work.
Rina’s jewellery is mostly made with white or yellow 18 krt gold. Silver and platinum can also be
commissioned. Pieces can be commissioned using the gemstones and metal of the client’s choice.
We more than welcome you to use our Contact Us page to discuss anything you might have in mind.