MESSIKA HIGH JEWELRY ATELIER
The Emotion Appears When The Imagination Becomes Real
As Valérie Messika writes these words, she does not yet know that her dream will come to life under the roof of a Parisian building in the very heart of the capital.
The challenge is to enhance the spirit of the Maison, juggling tradition and modernity, within a special world which has placed Messika among the great names of high jewelry.
Dressed in overalls embroidered with the name of the Maison, a number of artisans lean over the workbenches in the new fine jewelry atelier.
This is where unique pieces are created by a draughtsman, a specialist in CAD (computer-aided design), a model maker, three jewellers, a setter and a polisher. An age-old craft where each piece is a work of art, the fruit of a chain of talent.
A CONFIDENTIAL PLACE
Valérie Messika has added her personal touch to this space, right down to the smallest detail, with a pure decor far removed from that of traditional ateliers. The patina gray benches pick up the colours of the busts on which the jewels sparkle; the bouquets of fresh roses are reminiscent of the store on Rue Saint-Honoré. Truly feminine, this daring modern den reflects the image of the brand, known for its contemporary vision of jewelry.
An Invaluable Imagination
An accomplished business woman, Valérie Messika sees the atelier as a creative environment where ideas take shape, a special space where inspiration takes form. Here there is a bench for stretching gold, a forge and countless tools, all the equipment required to fabricate the masterpieces of jewelry that she has imagined.
Haute Couture Jewelry
A magic that is somewhat reminiscent of the captivating world of haute couture. This world of cloth has long fascinated Valérie Messika. Through the innovative Silk technique, she has come close to recreating the suppleness of fabric in her jewels, taming gold so that it hugs the curves of the body like a precious garment worn next to the skin.