ABOUT RINA TAIRO                         

 

Finnish designer Rina Tairo finds her influence from nature and textiles, as well as from the vast creative possibilities the materials she works with provide.

Since launching her debut artisan collection to great acclaim in the late 1980s from Australia, she has become internationally renowned for her exquisite woven gold and fine jewellery.

Rina's designs are handcrafted by her small team in the UK where she has been based for the last twenty years. Combining textile methods and ancient goldsmithing techniques they transform carefully selected fine materials into distinctive wearable pieces of art.

Rina Tairo Jewellery has been sold worldwide by some of the most exclusive retailers, including stores such as Liberty London, Harrods and Barneys New York, and exhibited at galleries such as Sotheby's and the V&A.

Early in her career Rina designed collections for well known fashion houses such as Suzanne Harward, Whistles and Paul Smith Woman. During this time she also designed Bespoke pieces for TV and Film, her work appearing in many blockbusters such as Emma, Sleepy Hollow and Love Actually.

Since 1995 Rina has been based in the south coast of England where she has had her Brighton retail boutique since 2004. 

During 2023 Rina has relocated herself and her workshop to London.

1990

Beginnings

Launching her first Art Jewellery collections in 1989 her woven wood beading and caged glass designs resonated with the Australian Fashion scene, acquiring an immediate following and attention from stores and publications around Australia.

1991

Firsts

Rina and her husband celebrate the birth of their first child and open their first retail store in Toorak Road, Melbourne.

1992

Sculpted Wood

Inspired by the beach lifestyle Rina created her Tribal wood collection.

1993

Crystal

Rina explores new materials, experimenting with crystal studded chains and fine beading. Launching several new collections in this 1920s inspired style.

1994

Beaten Metal

1995

London

Longing for the rich history and culture of Europe, Rina moves her family, operations and staff back to London.

Inspired by the change of scenery and looking forward to her baby girl her collections become more romantic.

1996

Silver

The year begins with a baby girl on new years day, Rina's designs become more fluid and feminine as a result as she experiments with several new silver collections, taking heavy influence from her early textile work made possible by the malleability of silver.

1997

Gossamer Silver

After her eldest son became mesmerised with the Finnish new years eve tradition of pouring molten pewter into water to tell the fortune for the coming year,  Rina experimented using this same concept with precious metals and so her new collection was born.

Incorporating the organic silver droplets into the woven silver method she had developed the year previously she released two new collections with the addition of evening bags in the same signature style. She later customised this collection in collaboration with Paul Smith Women.

1998

Fashion Week

1999

Gold

Rina designs her iconic droplet and dome woven rings and continues to refine this new woven method which she has since become well known for, this time incorporating solid gold with precious sapphires and rubies. 

2000

Refine

After this decade of experimenting with various materials, methods and concepts Rina Tairo Jewellery has since moved in a direction of Fine Art Jewellery, refining the handcrafted methods Rina originally developed. Rina's designs have evolved with focus on the intricate details within each sculptural piece. Using only the finest materials of the earth her team of master craftsmen focus on careful workmanship and quality to create exclusive wearable pieces of art for women to express their inner femininity and elegant beauty.