Nallik by Jean Balke
Jean grew up in Germany, lived in Helsinki, London and San Diego and currently resides in NYC. Prior to jewelry design, she worked as a photographer and art director. Jean has travelled to over 45 countries, drawing inspiration from the remarkable people and unique landscapes she has experienced along the way.
NALLIK is a word borrowed from the Inuit language. It cannot be translated directly but means protection and nurturing in a loving way. NALLIK is created from natural components like semiprecious natural stones and found objects, contrasted with metals.