Discover Benelux, Issue 48, December 2017

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Inspired by elegance TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK  |  PHOTOS: I.MA.GI.N.

Jewels are so much more than a fashion accessory; they capture the essence of your personality in the most unique, elegant way. It is this philosophy that hallmarks the designs of jewellery brand I.Ma.Gi.N. Helmed by diamond duo Margaux and Gilles, the Antwerp-based label has a penchant for timeless and fine elegance, always combining traditional craftsmanship with innovative design. Stunning yet subtle; timeless yet on trend: the jewels of I.Ma.Gi.N. have many chapters. Offering collections with materials ranging from 925 sterling silver to 18-carat gold and diamonds, the young label prides itself on offering true luxury for everyone and every moment, with prices that are surprisingly accessible. I.Ma.Gi.N. is the baby of Margaux Spruyt and Gilles Van Gestel: he is a certified expert in diamond gemstones; she started 22  |  Issue 48  |  December 2017

designing jewels at the age of 16. “Actually, way before that,” Margaux smiles. “Already at the age of ten I started making jewellery: it may sound crazy, but it was like my therapy. I never wanted to be anything other than a jewellery designer.” Still, things went in a different direction. Letting go of her jewel dream after high school, Margaux tried out several studies – none of which were her cup of tea. “I was a young girl, struggling and finding out what I wanted,” she continues. “Eventually, I started doing a goldsmith course and moved to Firenze in Italy to continue my studies. Only then, I gave in to my lifelong passion.” I.Ma.Gi.N. was eventually founded four years ago, carrying the initials M. from Margaux and G. from Gilles. With their home base in the city of diamonds, I.Ma.Gi.N.’s stores have in four years spread far beyond their native Antwerp, to seven shops across major

cities in Flanders and Wallonia. Their jewels can also be found in luxury boutiques and high segment stores all over Europe, and can be ordered via the web-shop. Margaux designs and creates all jewellery herself in the Antwerp workshop. I.Ma.Gi.N.’s collections are of unmatched quality and value, and renew rather frequently to meet today’s standards in terms of trends.


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