JEWELRY CREATED BY A WOMAN FOR WOMEN
Valérie Messika launched Messika in 2005.
She is a true innovator and pioneer, having injected the age-old diamond with a new-found youthfulness and cool factor – and inspiring a whole
new generation of clients to fall in love with diamonds. She remains the only businesswoman in France to head her own independent Jewelry Maison.
Valérie Messika was predestined to work with diamonds. From her earliest childhood, she listened to the fascinating stories told by her father André Messika.
This key player in the international diamond trade for the last 40 years took her along with him on his travels, seeking out exceptional gems.
Valérie Messika inherited this passion. She decided to devote herself to the diamond while following her own path.
Instinctively, every diamond inspired a design or an idea. This thrill lay in the setting she imagined when seeing the stone. Forms, patterns and techniques reign supreme,
but they are only chosen to highlight the unique character of the diamond, its quality, size and brilliance.
Since the beginning, the iconic Parisian Brand has stayed true to its original vision : Femininity and fashion, the Maison creates innovative
and timeless jewels to accompany women everyday and also during the most beautiful moments of their lives.
One of her first designs was Move, Messika’s signature collection – a stylish, understated jewel with three sliding brilliant cut diamonds.
The collection was an instant bestseller and today has grown to embody a full range of jewelry, from rings to ear cuffs.
Since founding her brand, Valérie has created more than 6,000 pieces of jewelry all of which have attracted fans, including Beyoncé, Rihanna,
Kendall Jenner, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Sienna Miller, Natalia Vodianova….
In 2013, the brand opened his first flagship store, on Paris’s fashionable Rue Saint-Honoré.
Exactly a decade after founding Messika, Valérie fulfilled another long-time dream: she opened her Parisian High Jewelry Atelier,
a stunning 180 sq m rooftop space that, like the boutique, was entirely her design vision.
“Messika is a story of passion and savoir-faire – a great professional, human and family adventure. Surrounded by my loved ones and the best craftsmen,
I help the brand grow every day, almost like having a third child. My goal is simple – with my jewelry, I encourage women to become who they actually
are brilliant, free, sensual, audacious, classic, strong, elegant... without limit”
Valérie Messika, Founder of Messika