Born in Galway, Berina trained with the Crafts Council of Ireland as a Goldsmith in the early 90's, she went onto achieve a first class honours degree in Fine and Applied Art At the University of Ulster in 1997.
Berina's work has been described as:
‘delicate, generous, yet imaginative’
‘exaggerating the more conventional elements of Jewellery Design’
‘pushing the barriers of wearability, with the use of strong shapes, in delicate applications’