German topmodel Toni Garrn (27) is the new face of Born To Be Wild, the Messika High Jewelry 2019 campaign. It is a tribute to the North American desert and features five collections: Bohemian, Amazon, Cow Girl, Hippie and Desert Bloom.
“Calamity Jane, Easy Rider, fantastical horseback rides and vast desert plains – I wanted to center my new High Jewelry collection around the Wild West,” says high jewelry designer Valérie Messika. Diamonds, Valérie’s queen of stones, set against wood, stones lighter than feathers. In this new collection, necklaces and other pieces of high jewelry tame the materials and respond to this nature where diamonds become talismans, and stack like a totem.
BOHEMIAN – DIAMOND CATCHER
Choker: Valérie Messika has created an exceptional diamond bandeau necklace combined with cockerel feathers. They appear as two noble materials which resonate in contrast. Soft to touch and light to wear, the feather is delicately combined with pear-cut and marquise-cut diamonds.
Arm bracelet: This jewelry is the perfect incarnation of the néoporté by Messika, with its boldness, splendor and finesse
Ear rings: The feather of the Diamond Catcher is in the spotlight with a pair of asymmetrical earrings. Placed on a single side, the detachable cockerel feather allows for all eccentricities and gives life to a pair of chameleon earrings.
AMAZON – WILD MOON
Necklace: In the shape of an inverted moon, this necklace draws upon the lines of a Squash Blossom, a traditional Native American necklace. Worn at ceremonies, it is one of the most well-known symbols of the Native American world. It is called Squash Blossom after the sliver flowers from which it is made. Derived from Moorish inspiration, this piece of jewelry symbolizes the pomegranate. A Native American legend tells how young girls upon marriage would receive the Squash Blossom from their mothers, passing them on from generation to generation.
Hoops: The precious half-moon motif is presented in XXL in its hoop earrings. Always worked in a perfect layering of marquise and pear cut diamonds, it has a strong and bold appearance.
DESERT BLOOM – HIPPIE
This fully flexible necklace is composed of two distinctive parts. On one side, a choker of small pear cut settings, arranged into a mirror pattern encircle upon a breathtaking 1,2ct marquise cut diamond. On the other, a 4-layer sautoir necklace adds the perfect final touch to the neckline. The imposing plastron allows for multiple ways of wearing: the choker, the sautoir, or the fine combination of the two.
AMAZON – SUN TRIBE
Necklace: This magnificent piece of high jewelry shines like rain of 109 marquise-cut and pear-cut diamonds. The solar spirit of this piece is conveyed in the work on its lines: gradient bars of yellow gold, and an incidental rhythm of the marquise-cut diamonds on each ray. A unique creation requiring 500 hours of work from the master jewelers and master setters.
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