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MESSIKA - VOLTIGE WEIGHTLESSNESS DIAMONDS

VOLTIGE

BY VALÉRIE MESSIKA





VOLTIGE IS A UNIQUE COLLECTION, CREATED IN A MOMENT UNTOUCHED BY TIME. AN ALMOST PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTION WHICH RETURNS BEAUTY BACK TO BASICS.


A DIZZYING COLLECTION, VOLTIGE COMBINES TECHNICAL PROWESS AND EXCEPTIONAL STONES FOR A BREATHTAKING RESULT. EXPLORING SPACE AS IF WALKING ON AN INVISIBLE TIGHTROPE, VALERIE MESSIKA ELEVATES HIGH JEWELLERY TO NEW HEIGHTS, WHEREBY THE ARTISAN BECOMES THE ARTIST.


MOVEMENT, BALANCE AND IMBALANCE, SYMMETRY AND ASYMMETRY, THESE ARE THE KEYWORDS OF THIS COLLECTION; A COLLECTION THAT HAS NO OTHER PURPOSE THAN TO SEE THE QUEEN OF GEMS ON HER RIGHTFUL THRONE. HOW CAN LIGHTNESS BE BROUGHT TO THIS TIMELESS STONE, A STONE WHICH TO THIS DAY REMAINS ENSCONCED IN HEAVY SYMBOLISM?





TAKING A STEP AWAY FROM EXTRAVAGANCE AND ORNAMENTATION, THE DESIGNER HAS OPTED TO LIGHTEN HIGH JEWELRY’S TONE. WITH ‘VOLTIGE’ SHE HAS CREATED WITH UNEXPECTED EARRING/RING COMBINATIONS. REDEFINING THE GENRE, DIAMONDS LEAVE THEIR FORMAL DRESS BEHIND TO PERFORM AN AERIAL DUET.


EARRINGS WERE ONCE JUST AN ELEGANT ADDITION TO AN OUTFIT, BUT OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS THEY HAVE BECOME ONE OF VALÉRIE’S MOST SOUGHT AFTER ACCESSORIES. BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN SCULPTURE AND A FULLY-FLEDGED COMPONENT OF A CAREFULLY-COMPOSED LOOK, EARRINGS NOW COMMAND AS MUCH ATTENTION AS THE CLOTHING THEY ARE DESIGNED TO ENHANCE. OVERSIZED, GRAPHIC-EMBELLISHED, EYE-CATCHING... THEY HAVE BECOME VERITABLE CENTREPIECES, AND MESSIKA EARRINGS ARE ELEVATED EVEN FURTHER IN THIS DIZZYING COLLECTION.


DANSEURS AÉRIENS

LOVING DIAMONDS


ACROBATIC DIAMONDS DEFY THE LAWS OF GRAVITY ONCE AGAIN IN THIS PAS DE DEUX. VALÉRIE MESSIKA HAS PREVIOUSLY EXPLORED THIS UNEXPECTED SENSUAL AND GENEROUS PEAR CUT DUO, DANCING AROUND AN EMERALD CUT DIAMOND, STYLISHLY AND ELEGANTLY, WITH A SURPRISING PLAY OF LIGHT.





AS A TWO-FINGER RING, THE DIAMONDS FLOAT ON THE HAND. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A LOVING RELATIONSHIP AND DUALITY, THE UNION OF THESE TWO STONES RESULTS IN A COMPLEMENTARY PARTNERSHIP WHEREBY EACH DIAMOND BRINGS OUT THE QUALITIES OF THE OTHER. THE ROW OF MARQUISE-CUT DIAMONDS REMAINS OPEN, PRESENTING ITSELF TO EMPTY SPACE, PERFECTING THE ILLUSION.


AVAILABLE AS OVERSIZED HOOP EARRINGS AND CLIP- ONS, THE EMERALD CUT AND PEAR CUT DIAMONDS ARE COILED AROUND A GOLD BAND, EXHIBITING THRILL, WONDER AND AESTHETIC PLEASURE.


HOOPS





1 EMERALD SHAPE DIAMOND OF 5,06CT E VS2

1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND 6,02CT E VS1

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 22,14CT


EAR CLIP


1 EMERALD SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,01CT F VVS2

1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,03CT F VVS1 1 MARQUISE SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,04CT E VVS2

1 EMERALD SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,04CT F VVS2

1 OVAL SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,01CT E VS1

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 5,13CT


DOUBLE RING





1 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND OF 7,74CT VVS1

1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 7,06CT IF E

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 16,85CT


BASCULES

BALANCED DIAMONDS


THE MAGIC OF A MOMENT FROZEN IN TIME.


SOME POETRY CANNOT BE RECITED. BASCULE IS ONE OF THESE CREATIONS, THE KIND THAT CATCHES YOUR BREATH. WHAT MAGIC DOES THIS SKILFUL BALANCING ACT HIDE?


AN AERIAL DANCER; THE HEART-SHAPED DIAMOND DONS ITS POINTE SHOES. SUSPENDED IN BALANCE, IT DEFIES THE LAWS OF GRAVITY. HELD BY A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT, THE DIAMOND IS FIXED IN PLACE, FOREVER REMAINING IN THE MOMENT.

HEART SHAPED HOOPS





1 HEART SHAPE DIAMOND OF 13,5CT EVVS VS

1 HEART SHAPE DIAMOND OF 5CT EVVS VS

DIAMONDS TOTAL WEIGHT: 22,5CT


EMERALD CUT HOOPS


1 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND OF 18,01CT E VVS VS

1 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND OF 3,21CT E VVS VS

DIAMONDS TOTAL WEIGHT: 25,32CT


SINGLE HOOP HEART SHAPED





1 HEART SHAPE DIAMOND OF 5,08CT D IF

DIAMONDS TOTAL WEIGHT: 7,73CT


HEART SHAPED SOLITAIRE





1 HEART SHAPE DIAMOND OF 3,07CT D SI

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 3,92 CT


TRAPÉZISTES

FLYING DIAMONDS


“THE FLYING TRAPEZE IS AN ACROBATIC CIRCUS ACT, PERFORMED EITHER BY A SINGLE PERFORMER OR WITH AT LEAST TWO OTHER TRAPEZE ARTISTS. THE ACROBATS LAUNCH THEMSELVES FROM A PLATFORM ATTACHED TO THE BAR OF A TRAPEZE, PROPELLING THEMSELVES TOWARDS ANOTHER TRAPEZE AND PERFORMING ACROBATIC TECHNIQUES.” TAKING THIS DEFINITION WORD FOR WORD, VALÉRIE MESSIKA DESIGNED PAIRS OF EARRINGS SET IN BALANCE.


THE DIAMOND TRAPEZES AND THEIR LARGER GOLD COUNTERPARTS CRISS-CROSS AND INTERTWINE AS HANGING STRUCTURES, CREATING A SUBTLE PLAY OF LIGHT. AT THEIR HEART SITS A PEAR CUT DIAMOND, THE DIAMOND, POINTING DOWNWARDS, SEEMS ABOUT TO PERFORM AN ACROBATIC FEAT.


IN RING FORM, THE TRAPEZE, ADORNED WITH A 10,19CT FANCY YELLOW PEAR CUT DIAMOND, LIGHTLY ROLLS AROUND THE FINGER.

RING





1 FANCY YELLOW PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 10,19CT VVS1

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 12,94CT


PAVÉ EARRINGS





1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,60CT D VS1

1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,51CT D VS2 82 BAGUETTE CUT DIAMONDS FOR A TOTAL OF 5,69CT E-F VVS-VS

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 12,66CT


SINGLE EARRING





1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,60CT D VS1

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 2,49CT


ILLUSIONISTES

MOVABLE DIAMONDS


VALÉRIE MESSIKA IS CONSTANTLY STRIVING TO ACHIEVE MOVEMENT AND LIGHTNESS IN HER CREATIONS. WITH ILLUSIONNISTE THE DIAMOND, WHICH WAS STATIC BEFORE BECOMES A PENDULUM, A MASTER OF TIME.


LINES AND PERSPECTIVES INTERSECT ON THE PLAYFUL ILLUSIONNISTE PIECE. THE LINE OF CHANNEL-SET BAGUETTE-CUT DIAMONDS IS COMBINED WITH A MICRO-PAVÉE USING A FIL-COUTEAU TECHNIQUE, AND AT THE END, A PEAR REIGNS OVER ALL THAT SURROUNDS IT. STILL, IT REMAINS LIGHT AS A CHARM, SWINGING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.


THE GENTLE PEAR BECOMES A DROP BEAD, A DANCER IN AN ABSTRACT BALLET - A MIME - ELEGANTLY REFLECTING THE MOVEMENTS OF YOUR OWN BODY.

SINGLE EARRING


1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 3,02CT VVS2

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 3,86CT


EAR CLIP


1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 3,01CT F VVS2

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 3,74CT

ASYMETRICAL EARRINGS





1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 2,1CT E VVS2 1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 1,51CT E VVS2 1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 0,92CT D VVS2 1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 0,83CT E VS1 27 BAGUETTE SHAPE DIAMONDS FOR A TOTAL OF 2,16CT E-F VVS-VS

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 7,86CT


RING


1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 3,02CT VVS2 13 BAGUETTE SHAPE DIAMOND FOR A TOTAL OF 1,64CT

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 5,33CT

ÉQUILIBRISTES

THRILL DIAMONDS


THROUGH ANOTHER DISPLAY OF CUNNING SKILL, VALÉRIE MESSIKA ONCE AGAIN DEFIES THE TRADITIONAL WAYS OF WEARING HIGH JEWELRY. PREPARED FOR THE THRILLS TO COME, THE PEAR CUT DIAMOND WITH ITS TAPERED FORM IS NESTLED ON A LINE OF BAGUETTE CUT DIAMONDS CUT SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS PIECE.


THE ASYMMETRY OF THE EARRINGS, THE HORIZONTAL LINE OF THE MULTI-FINGER RING, AND THE ALMOST OPTICAL ILLUSION THAT IS THE LOBE EARRING, ALL BOLSTER THE EYE-CATCHING MODERNITY OF THIS SET. A SUBVERSIVE NATURE AND DISREGARD FOR TRADITIONAL RULES; SUCH ARE THE STYLISTIC VALUES SYNONYMOUS WITH MAISON MESSIKA.


THROUGH THESE PIECES, THIS RAW NATURE RESULTS IN THE COMBINATION OF HIGH JEWELRY AND AN UNDERGROUND FLAIR. A CONFLICT AND PARADOX THAT ONLY VALÉRIE MESSIKA COULD PULL OFF.

RING





1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 5,04CT E IF

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 7,27CT

EARRINGS





1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 10,03CT F IF

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 15,22CT


EAR CLIP


1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 2,12CT E VVS2

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 2,26CT


ACROBATES

FREED DIAMONDS


IN A FINAL ACROBATIC FEAT, MAKING FULL USE OF HER EXPERTISE WITH DIAMONDS, VALÉRIE COMBINES PLAYFULNESS AND GRANDIOSITY IN SOME TRULY UNIQUE CREATIONS.

SHE HAS ALWAYS ENJOYED ISOLATING SOLITAIRE DIAMONDS, USING EMPTINESS AS A METAPHOR. WITH THE DIAMOND FREED FROM THE SHACKLES OF ITS SETTING, IT CAN FINALLY SHINE ITS INTENSE LIGHT AND UNVEIL THE INCANDESCENCE OF ITS FLAME. HERE, VALERIE HAS OPTED FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED COUPLING OF A PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 5,02CT WITH THE UNIQUE GLEAM OF TWO ‘FANCY COLOUR’ MARQUISE SHAPE DIAMONDS—ONE BLUE OF 0,70CT AND THE OTHER PINK OF 0,73CT.


DESIGNING WITH SPACE, OVERLAPPING COMES AS A NATURAL RESPONSE. COVERING A DIAMOND WITH ANOTHER DIAMOND, SOME WOULD DECLARE AS UNUSUAL, BUT VALÉRIE MESSIKA DARES TO DO IT! A UNIQUE, ENTWINING ENCOUNTER.


RING





1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 5,44CT E VVS2

1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 2,01CT E VS1

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 8,62CT


TRIO RING





1 PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND OF 5.02CT E VS1 1 PINK-PURPLE MARQUISE SHAPE DIAMOND OF 0,73CT VS2 1 FANCY INTENSE BLUE MARQUISE SHAPE DIAMOND OF 0,7CT VS1

TOTAL DIAMONDS WEIGHT: 6,75CT






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