Marie Lebourgeois had a fascination for Jewelry and a passion for it starting at five years old, At 15 Marie moved to Paris to study Jewelry at the prestigious Ecole Boulle School And graduated top of the class at the famed Cartier Institute. After five years studying and work experience involving over 17 companies working with Van Cleef, Boucheron, Bulgari, De Beers, Louis Vuitton Joaillerie ... to name a few, she developed an extensive knowledge of various techniques. As a result Marie was offered a job which changed the direction of her life forever & started at the Cartier workshop in London and after several years spent learning the trade from master craftsmen, she won a sought-after transfer to Cartier New York to fine tune her skills. Her creativity and artistic interest lead her designing jewelry and created her company: Lebourgeois. Lebourgeois is a fashion jewelry company with the focus on putting the fun back in Fashion.
Marie mostly works with 18K gold & Rhodium plated base metals & sterling silver, semi precious stones, Swarovski element, resin, pearls. Marie draws inspiration from her travels, her environment, art, music, contrast between the city,nature and people. Be it sailing a Catamaran in the Caribbean, riding horses on her grandfather's ranch in Normandy France, Fly fishing in Ireland, Mushroom picking in Germany, visiting Switzerland for Jewelry trade fairs, all inspired her designs in different ways; a color, a shape, a feeling. Marie Lebourgeois creates handmade jewelry. For her, it is an expression of the artist that is manifested through his/her hands. The creativity reflects through these pieces that the end user can connect to the artist's world and be part of it. Lebourgeois's new collection was inspired during Marie s travels. She sourced amazing found objects like seashells & creates the exact imprint in metal adding her fun touch using traditional jewelry making techniques!
TheBird Cage Necklace
Mother of Pearl bird in a cage, on a swing. The cage door opens making this piece fun and quirky. The Battimamzel Brooch - Rhodium or 18K gold plated , individually set with Swarovski Crystals. This piece was inspired when I was fly fishing in Ireland. The Bi color Cuff - This is a new piece currently being developed using the Lebourgeois Logo which is present on ear rings and necklaces in the current collection. The Logo was inspired by the Designers initials M and L for Marie Lebourgeois. The Noor Bracelet – This bracelet was inspired by the birth of the Designers Daughter who was named Noor, which means 'Light'. This piece has a translucent look and comes with many different color options, as worn by the Lebourgeois Model.