About | Halina Mutinta Jewellery
Based in Kemptown, Brighton, Halina works within her own jewellery workshop. Halina has taken her own route—something that is evident in the unique nature of her designs. Classing her work as a combination of fine jewellery with her love for alternative culture, she’s inspired by nature, Indigenous art and ancient pattern work. A subtle but ever-present combination of ancient with modern is evident in her creations. Halina works on her own, often using ancient processes like lost-wax casting to create her designs, with many of the tools she uses similar to those she handled during her time in dentistry in earlier years.
And as of 2020, driven by a feeling of uncertainty around her identity, she started to delve further into her Sub-Saharan heritage. Poring over books, she began researching ancient art and jewellery from southern Africa. Great Zimbabwe, a ruined medieval city in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, particularly captured her attention. Abandoned in the 15th century with its precious artefacts including jewellery later looted, melted down, or misplaced, very little of its history exists today. This loss has inspired Halina to have her own say on how this jewellery could have looked—and recreate it.