Having initially studied Classical Archaeology at university, Julia’s interest in digging up the past spills over into her beautiful jewellery designs. Intrigued by the juxtaposition of history in a contemporary setting, the essence of the Julia Burness Jewellery collections aims to bring back to life what may have once long been forgotten.
Julia’s passion for making jewellery started after a visit to a jade market in Hong Kong, there she fell in love with the ancient stone and the tradition of carving designs into it. With her interest sparked, Julia decided to take a leap of faith by going back to college to study Silver Smithing and Jewellery Design at Sir John Cass in London.
Julia now works from her studio in Hatton Garden, the heart of the jewellery industry in London where she designs and makes her collections – specialising in casting vintage lace and turning it into stunning jewellery. Constantly aware of the environment and her alchemical love for regeneration; Julia uses only recycled metals or artisanal gold.
‘My jewellery offers an invitation into a world of imagination.’