High jewelry designer Valérie Messika, the daughter of André Messika, showed me her magnificent new high jewelry collection at Baselworld 2016.
Maison Messika’s third High Jewelry collection launched in 2016 pays tribute to the grace of women. Exploring the celestial world, Valérie Messika has continued her quest to capture light in jewelry and crafted a series of even more daring and modern collections than those created for the Maison’s 10th Anniversary in 2015.
Inspired by beautiful mythological goddesses immortalised in the stars, Valerie Messika has designed suites in their image where strength and delicacy converge. By joining forms, multiplying shapes and playing with contrasts between micro-pavé and larger diamonds, she unites solitary diamonds in delicate compositions to create new constellations.
MESSIKA HIGH JEWELRY 2016 CALYPSO
In Greek mythology, Calypso was a sea nymph who fell in love with Odysseus and held him captive for seven years. Reflecting on the power of attraction generated by love, Valérie Messika has created a suite in which asymmetry takes the forefront in design. The necklace comprises 264 pear-cut diamonds which float elegantly around the neck before curling close to the skin, using the iconic Skinny technology developed and patented by Maison Messika.
(Above) The Calypso Earcuff, worn singly, demonstrates the full impact of the classic pear-shape diamond cut used to create a rock’n’roll edge. Feminine and daring, the loop delicately envelops the ear in a sweeping movement. The Earcuff pays homage to feminine curves and exudes fearlessness.
Earcuff Calypso, Gold weight: 10,41g, 33 diamonds for a total of 10,62ct
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