Life is unpredictable.
10 years of ballet. Canned beer on the beach. 500 sequins sewn by hand. A masters degree in women's history.
The tide; it inevitably goes out, comes back in.
Relocating 1 000 km from my Acadie.
An office job.
Repeat. Reflect. React.
Julie Williston, the artist behind Minuit, graduated from l'École de Joaillerie de Montreal in May of 2020. Originally from the East Coast of Canada, she is constantly inspired by the landscapes of her youth : the cliffs that nestle the Bay of Fundy, the crashing waves under the Confederation Bridge. Her jewelry is an exploration of volumes and textures, a test of patience, skill, and a coveted means of expression. The beauty of precious metals rests in the way light is caught on every curve and facet, and this is exactly what she tries to accentuate with every creation.
Minuit wishes to become a universe in which metal shapes cohabit with found objects and unique gemstones.
Minuit is the end of yesterday; the beginning of tomorrow.
Minuit's Commitment to Sustainability
As an emerging jewelry brand, Minuit is dedicated to developing best practices that reflect today's concerns of environmental impact, sustainability and ethical material sourcing. Minuit is committed to continued learning on these matters, constantly seeking ways to reduce waste, use of chemicals (and their safe disposal) in the workshop, and using materials that are durable.
Minuit's jewelry is fabricated with love and care to ensure each piece will stand the test of time. Only solid metals are used (never plated or filled) which ensures they will last at least a lifetime. All leftover metals are saved and reused. Even the tiniest speckles of silver dust are gathered to later be refined and recycled back into beautiful jewelry.
Minuit prioritizes stones and minerals that are ethically sourced, hoping to eventually transition to using only found objects or gems recuperated from old pieces of jewelry. Finding suppliers who share our values is a current priority for us.