Balabin Art and Design is a family company founded 2010 in Lappeenranta by jewelry artists Nikolai and Melitina Balabin and visual artist Marianne Balabin. Nikolai's and Melitina jewelry works have been rewarded in Finland as well as abroad. Their works feature harmony, fabulous fantasies, delicacy of colour and form, deep impressions. "Making jewelry is my way of writing stories about what I see and especially about what I don´t see", Melitina states. Nikolai's jewelry reflects his past and present observations, feelings and recollections.