Christine Bekaert’s passion for jewellery started while she was, years ago, working for Sotheby’s in London. There, she discovered the astonishing pieces of antique jewellery by the Italian goldsmiths Castellani and Giuliano. This turned out to be the first step on her jewellery design journey. In 2000, Christine Bekaert made a life changing journey to India where she was mesmerized by the traditional Kundan jewellery, by the skills of the goldsmiths and, above all, by the abundance of the gemstones. She then designed her first collections of jewellery. The Christine Bekaert Collection was born. Ever since the beginning, each of her pieces has been crafted by hand and only natural stones are used – manually cut and polished. Every jewel begins as a dream, a thought, which is then translated into a drawing and entrusted to the talented hands of a Bengali silversmith working in Jaipur. Today, Christine Bekaert presents her newly created pieces twice a year, inspired by varying themes. Detached from the usual patterns of fashion, the collections solely refer to authentic passion, to the eternal quest for beauty and to the dreams that fuelled them. Each of her designs tells its own story; of the abundance of culture and the resourcefulness of history.