"It's funny when you look back and ask yourself, how did I get here? It all of a sudden becomes very obvious, because growing up in Los Angeles, my mother literally had a terrace filled with crystals. I was exposed to the spiritual side of rocks and gems through her and my father was a jewellery collector, so that informed my love of fine jewellery.
My textile design background eventually transitioned into jewellery design - taking the tactile and textural and applying it to fine jewellery collections. Through exceptional craftsmanship and the healing power of stones my aim is to give the wearer a sense of jewellery's protective and grounding powers.
Loving unique natural gemstones means hand selecting each one for their individual fire and colour and designing creations that are shaped by and honour the beauty of this finite gift from nature. I work with the finest craftspeople from metalsmiths, enamellers, setters to engravers who are really passionate about their work. When you bring all of these elements together you end up with a great team who each contribute their love and energy to the final product. That's what keeps me going. I am focused on honouring traditional techniques, and while it is a dying art and much more labour intensive, I feel that people who appreciate my jewellery see the details and understand the pricing, with the end result being an item of beauty to be cherished.
Being sustainable and using recycled gold is a really important aspect of my jewellery as well as working with gem sources who, like me, are passionate about their gems and source them ethically. We only work with gemstone sources who are part of organisations such as AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) in the US and in Europe the WFBD (World Federation Diamond Bourse) who set the highest ethical standards for its members. You have to have that connection, you attract who you are."
Combining a sophisticated and earthy palette, Brooke's unmistakable use of colour makes her jewellery truly unique. Every year Brooke focuses on evolving traditional techniques, working with a small group of master craftspeople in London and Los Angeles to create items of fine jewellery that are truly her own.
In addition to her seasonal Fine Jewellery collections, Brooke’s signature Astrology necklaces with diamond constellations and hand woven Silk Gemstone bracelets form the backbone of Brooke's layering style. These classic pieces allow customers to add to their look over time by combining and layering jewellery that best reflects their own personality.
Brooke continues to work from her studios in both Shoreditch, London and Venice, California creating fine jewellery made entirely in London and Los Angeles and stocked in fine boutiques internationally since 2008.