Julia Garcia Rubio

25, goldsmith and jewellery designer

Julia Garcia Rubio was born and raised in Liège, but crossed the language border to pursue her dream of being a goldsmith and jewellery designer. After graduating in jewellery design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, she moved to Ghent and started working as a goldsmith in Hasselt for Huis Pauwels Spaenjers. In her own atelier she designs jewellery with her own touch. She mixes unusual materials with precious metals, with an eye for architectural lines and organic shapes. At the moment, she’s set on starting her own business and making an engagement ring collection. So, if you’re planning on asking…

Photos shot by Ines Bodlovic, 23