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Julie Bégin evolved in the world of arts and culture. She first tasted international success as a makeup designer for fashion and the performing arts, acquiring global experience. Her creative qualities and perfectionism are appreciated by Cirque du Soleil, the dance company La La La Human Steps, designers Helmut Lang and Balenciaga, and pop star Madonna amongst others.
Then, in 2013, Julie decided to live a new passion, the creation of contemporary jewellery, and began training at the École de Joaillerie de Montréal. To perfect her technique and master her art, Julie expanded her expertise by taking part in multiple professional development courses on subjects such as metallurgy, computer jewellery design, or the use of non-conventional materials with masters like Charles Lewton-Brain, the great jewellery and silversmithing theorist, and internationally renowned artist Peter Hoogeboom.
Driven by the desire to create sober and refined objects, Julie’s first collection, The Modernist, was inspired by the architectural movement of the same name. The composition of her first pieces, minimalist and stripped of all superfluous decorative element, is characterized by the simple and harmonious combination of materials, strong lines and the use of negative space, which in turn becomes object, substance.
Her second collection, Shou Sugi Ban, inspired by an ancient Japanese technique, is part of a symbolic approach, where the use of charred wood evokes a profound and intimate personal transformation. The burnt wood elements are married with sterling silver, in an understated and graceful composition.
Julie Bégin considers the universe to be a harmonious and orderly system, and this is how she addresses her creations, utilizing precious metals, pearls, and other more unusual materials to create contemporary objects of subtle elegance.
Julie’s objective is to create a timeless jewel of simple and sophisticated design, with a perfect balance between the best technical manufacturing and highest-quality materials, produced with respect for humans and the environment.
Every piece I make is designed and fabricated by hand, one at the time, with the utmost care using the best available materials. No cheap substitutions and no short cuts.
Precious metals such as silver and gold, Tahitian pearls, diamonds and other more unusual materials like hand-charred wood.
For domestic shipping within Canada, Canada Post Xpresspost is used for pieces priced up to $1000. Delivery usually takes between 2 to 3 days and includes tracking, delivery confirmation and insurance.
For shipping to the USA, Canada Post Xpresspost USA is used for orders up to $1000. Delivery usually takes between 3 to 4 days and includes tracking, delivery confirmation and insurance.
For international shipping of orders up to $1000, deliveries are made via Canada Post Xpresspost International. Delivery usually takes between 4 to 5 days depending on location and includes tracking, delivery confirmation and insurance.
All orders above $1000 are shipped worldwide via Parcel Pro Inc., the leading provider of insured, high-value shipping services to the jewelry industry, providing a combined shipping and insurance program. A shipping quote will be sent to you via email before you finalise your purchase.