THE STORY OF LEBOURGEOIS
"Read it with a French accent"
Marie Lebourgeois is a French jewelry designer based in New York City.
While growing up in a quiet coastal village in Normandy France, Marie developed a fascination for jewelry at a very young age.
At age 15, Marie convinced her parents to let her move to Paris by herself to study jewelry.
Years after graduating from the most prestigious schools the Ecole Boulle school (Pratt Institute alliance) & Cartier Institute, she moved to the Cartier Jewelry Workshop in London. After two years in London learning from master jewelry craftsmen, she was offered a transfer to New York City as Supervisor of the Cartier Jewelry Workshop.
Seven years later she resigned from Cartier and went to work a the well-known Harry Winston. Over the course of six years, Marie gained experience in many facets of the jewelry industry having been promoted three times: from High Jewelry Quality Assurance to Lead Production to Manager of the Product Development team.
In 2020, Marie resigned from Harry Winston. Her technical expertise, creativity, artistic interests, and passion led her to develop and create her own designs, and Marie Lebourgeois formed LEBOURGEOIS LLC.
Asked about her brand Marie says, “Lebourgeois is avant-garde jewelry with innovative concepts. I combine my creativity and technical skills in designing high-end jewelry with the focus to match to any lifestyle for the active and modern individual."