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BACK­GROUND The enig­matic woman now known as Edéenne plunged into the world of jew­ellery in 2004. Born in Que­bec, she stud­ied physics, cin­ema and art history be­fore mov­ing to Paris where she worked in the movie in­dus­try, launched one of France’s first in­ter­net com­pa­nies, and went on to coach en­trepreneurs and CEOS as a cor­po­rate strate­gist. It was while on a div­ing hol­i­day in Italy that she had some­thing of an epiphany and de­cided to re­vive her teenage pas­sion—and to take on her grand­mother’s name, shed­ding her pre­vi­ous iden­tity and re­fus­ing to dis­cuss it. Af­ter tak­ing jew­ellery classes in Paris, Edéenne launched her first solo public ex­hi­bi­tion in 2008.

DE­SIGN SIG­NA­TURE Bold, in­tri­cately de­tailed and sculp­tured shapes are inspired by clas­sic sto­ries such as Tris­tan & Yseult, films in­clud­ing The Fifth El­e­ment and tra­di­tional Chi­nese tales. FAVOURITE MA­TE­RI­ALS As eclec­tic as her de­signs, ma­te­ri­als run the gamut—they have in­cluded a 67-carat Colom­bian emer­ald, a 125-carat cit­rine, a 65-carat red tour­ma­line, a 30-carat yel­low diamond with sparkling emer­alds, ice-blue aqua­marines, rubel­lite cabo­chons, jade and white gold.


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