I bought this brooch when we were on holiday in Finland in 2011. We had been to visit Sibelius’s House, Ainola forty km outside Helsinki, a modest house set in a clearing overlooking a lake. The brooch is made of silver by Tiagakoru based in the Arctic Circle. When I am traveling I try wherever possible to buy a brooch from the country I am visiting. Sometimes I have to be a bit creative – I have been known to buy a fridge magnet and convert it into a brooch. One may appear in the collection at some point – you never know.