Folkloriikka, Finnish (n) Folklore (The study of folklore)

Simone Toerien began designing jewellery in 2013 and soon after launched Folkloriikka, a line of hand carved jewellery pieces inspired by moonlit woodlands, dreamlike ethereal landscapes and ancient folktales, passed intimately between centuries.

The word, Folkloriikka, is Finnish for “the study of folklore”. Simone chose it to represent both her love of Scandinavian design and her fascination with myths, tales and folklore. With each piece she aims to bring these stories to life by spending a wealth of time carving and etching the intricate details, before they are cast in sterling silver or bronze.

Simone works from her home studio in Onrus River, South Africa.