To be with other people and appreciate their presence and energy, are things that we used to take for granted, but now we realise their full importance. Now that everyone is slowly getting out, the light seems to be re-emerging. One major challenge remains: How to find one’s place in this new social ballet, where relationships with others have changed.
Movement, which is a central element of the creation process at Messika, has never been so important. By learning to move again and showing a fresh lease for life, the designer makes the diamonds dance in this collection of bright and colourful High Jewelry. Playing on contrasts, between XXL hoop earrings, yellow diamonds and completely original combinations of stones, Valérie Messika has created sixteen spectacular pieces. It shows genuine technical prowess, with pear-cut diamonds gracefully balancing in their gold ring “back to back” or floating in a delicate pas de deux.
Dancing, as if to acquire a better grasp of this unexplored world in which alter egos, just like diamonds, leap around in harmonious choreographies. A collection that perfectly demonstrates that one is beautiful, but two together can be even more beautiful.
An ode to the dance embodied by dancer Fanny Sage...
Dancing is a way to find each other again, feeling the strength of the other person, just like in the days when you could hold and be side by side which were synonymous with freedom.
This set celebrates the pear-cut diamond in all sizes, mixing the brilliance of white diamonds with the sunshine of the yellow diamond. Pear-cut diamonds – also referred to as “tears of the gods“, are transformed into tears of joy. Gathered together in a joyous ring, they symbolise the return of meeting up and life as we remember, as stones swing one way and then another. A hypnotizing energy radiates from this piece, which combines a river choker and contemporary ear cuff with an attitude so typical of the Parisian jewelry house.
1 pear shape diamond of 5,44cts E VVS2 1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 2,02cts VS1 Total diamonds weight: 8,21cts
1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 0,9cts VS1 1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 2,04cts VS2 Total diamonds weight: 2,23cts
1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 7,01cts VS2 16 pear shape diamonds for a total of 20,72cts DEF VVS VS Total diamonds weight: 38,04cts
“It was very clear that this High Jewelry collection, solar and colorful, inspired by movement and fluidity, was to be staged on a dancer.” Valérie Messika
10 Fancy Yellow and Fancy Light Yellow pear shape diamonds for a total of 37,3cts VVS VS 8 pear shape diamonds for a total of 4,0cts DEF VVS VS Total diamonds weight: 41,32cts
“ This XXL hoop is a real technical feat where the pears swing with grace, like an orb of light.” Valérie Messika
Just like the opposite poles of magnets, the diamonds of different shapes, colours and sizes are irresistibly attracted to one another. Almost touching, the stones are separated by an uncrossable line, which is incarnated in the form of a river of emerald-cut diamonds.
From one article to another, from the bracelet to single or double rings, this line takes on many forms, gaining in refinement but never totally disappearing, just like a magnetic dance. A beautiful metaphor for a “back to back” dance which celebrates union whilst preserving individuality.
TOI & MOI RING
1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 5,35cts VS2 1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 2,5cts VVS2 Total diamonds weight: 10,64cts
“The energy within the heart of the diamond can be found in a human being and through the body’s natural movement, and especially through dance which I wanted to symbolize through this collection.” Valérie Messika
1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 8,01cts VS1 Total diamonds weight: 11,05cts
What is this force that keeps us from each other? Within jewelry this link can take the form of a simple line of diamonds. Each looking in their own direction, the stones seem to be separated forever. Independent, solitary. In an altogether graceful pas de deux, the stones perform a pirouette, and turn their backs on each other, whisked away into this spiral.
The single loop serves to raise this piece to new heights. Worn on the front of the ear, a sparkling and immaculate white pear-cut diamond. On the reverse, two marquise-cut diamonds. One a soft pink, the other royal blue. Three unique diamonds for a bolder style, ideal for a vivid dance.
1 pear shape diamond of 7,06cts E IF 1 pear shape diamond 3,02cts E VVS2 Total diamonds weight: 10,82cts
“I am fortunate to have my High Jewelry atelier just above my desk and to be surrounded by exceptional know-how, which allowed me to make these diamonds dreams a reality.” Valérie Messika
1 pear shape diamond of 5,04cts E IF 1 pear shape diamond of 3,0cts F VVS2 Total diamonds weight: 8,98cts
“This collection is a way of infusing the energy, the lightness, the dance, the feminity... a sort of breeze of life, an art of movement.” Valérie Messika
DANCING ON AIR
In this set, a Bohemian allure, strength and finesse contrast with one another in an unparalleled play on gravity. An audacious piece combining the new styles so cherished by Valérie Messika: mono hoop earring, ankle bracelet and wrist bracelet. The same magic is at work within each of these pieces.
The powerful diamond, the queen of gemstones which the Greeks qualified as indomitable, contrasts with the finesse of the chain, which holds the diamond with a crazy lightness, as would a ray of light. The play on pendulums and the play on balance gives the impression of attending an airy ballet. Two stones linked with a single thread that whisper the full force of their attachment to each other.
1 pear shape diamond of 10,03cts F IF 1 pear shape diamond of 2,5cts E VVS2 Total diamonds weight: 14,92cts
“On this XXL Hoop, the magic is at work thanks to the pear-cut diamond suspended from the end of a chain set with diamonds to another pear-cut diamond of exceptional dimensions.” Valérie Messika
1 pear shape diamond of 6,04cts D IF 1 pear shapae diamond of 2,01cts E VS1 Total diamonds weight: 10,08cts
1 pear shape diamond of 4,42cts D VS2 1 pear shape diamond of 2,8cts E VVS2 Total diamonds weight: 9,88cts
Between face to face and back-to-back, the sumptuous pear-cut yellow diamonds in this piece create an expert pas de deux. It is well known that opposites attract. The magnetic field that surrounds them, represented by this double gold and diamond entourage, creates a halo of light. The incredible stones seem to expand, to stretch out as if attracted by opposing forces. The set could be Pharaonic given the unbelievable size of the stones. The asymmetry of high and low allows a pendulum movement, making the ensemble more graceful.
1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 13,24cts VS1 1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 12,45cts VS2 Total diamonds weight: 27,69cts
1 pear shape diamond of 0,19cts Total diamonds weight: 0,33cts
1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 7,02cts VS2 Total diamonds weight: 8,61cts
“The headpiece is a modern interpretation of the tiara, which elevates even the simplest of hairstyles.” Valérie Messika
1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 7,58cts VVS2 1 Fancy Yellow pear shape diamond of 7,06cts VS2 Total diamonds weight: 15,83cts