Julia Efimova was born and raised in Moscow. Her work is influenced by both the city's Brutalist architecture as well as the refined elegance of Russian culture and the fashionable women in fur coats she would pass in the streets. These influences further merged with her experience that rooted Julia in the Hawaiian Islands with its organic forms and natural beauty. Her unique vision encapsulates a little universe in each piece.
As a teenager, Julia made her first jewelry repair for her grandmother, who lost a garnet from a beloved vintage silver pendant. Julia was hooked and began exploring jewelry, researching metal work and collecting pieces during her travels. Julia works in precious metals and luxurious stones mixed with organic textures. She received her formal training from Revere Academy in San Francisco. Alongside making her own work, she is the assistant goldsmith at Shibumi Studio.