Rebekah grew up in the woods of New Hampshire in a house that closely resembles a sculpture. Her artist-parents built it while her mother was pregnant and it provided a magical world for her childhood. As a young girl she spent hours in her parents studio making and creating while they did the same. She was also able to travel with her parents on extended residencies - in both southern France and Tasmania, Australia. these experiences informed a unique vantage point of the world and provided an appreciation for art and culture that would lead her to art school, and eventually to a thriving life in New York City.
Out of college she had the opportunity to work for some incredibly talented artists & jewelers, helping to realize projects and run businesses. However, the more she worked for other people the more she was brought back to her own instincts to live a creative life through her own work. In the mid 90’s Rebekah began laying the groundwork for what is now a rich & rewarding career of her own design. She currently lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and two children.
About the business
Rebekah launched her jewelry line in 1998 while working out of a large Brooklyn loft she shared with friends. The business quickly grew through a bustle of trade shows where the line was picked up by boutiques and shops across the US, Europe, and Japan. By 2004, Rebekah and her husband decided to seek greener pastures and relocated from Brooklyn to a converted Victorian church in the ‘happy valley’ of Western Massachusetts. In 2007, fulfilling a desire to be more creative with production and sell directly to the public, she decided to move away from wholesale and opened the flagship retail space for Rebekah Brooks Jewelry in Northampton, Mass. The shop quickly found a supportive community and was a great success.
Five years later in 2012 the business continued to grow with a second location opened in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. This jewel-box of a space enabled even more creativity and a chance to expand on the antique jewelry the Northampton store had begun to offer. Fast forward to the fall of 2016 and a third location is born! Catering to her wider Boston audience, this beautiful shop in the middle of historic Charles St. on Beacon Hill is larger than either the Cambridge or Northampton store. It provides yet another opportunity to expand and build upon all of the things that have made the business so rewarding for us and our customers.
In the spirit of community and supporting our friends & neighbors we donate jewelry to charitable events when we can and give to great local organizations. We support the Western Massachusetts Food Bank, Northampton Survival Center, and The United Way while also making annual donations on behalf of all of our staff to Doctors Without Borders.