Messika - The art of creation

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Excellence for creation

The ultra-confidential world of high jewelry is supported by valuable ancestral craftsmanship. Valérie Messika has successfully entered this exclusive domain, launching a Maison which brims with technical innovation with ease, tradition and modernity.

Messika - The art of creation

Pause to savour those moments of absolute pleasure and luxury

Gouaché tradition

Messika - The art of creation

The sophistication of the workmanship is visible in every detail

The first stage in the development of a piece of Fine Jewelry requires around a hundred sketches, before the design is approved for modelling.

A gouache is then created by an expert with a keen eye and a steady hand.

This provides a concrete vision of the final creation and acts as a bridge between the designer and the jeweller.

Fabrication

The transition from the creative idea to reality is a path that is rarely clear or mapped out in advance.

This process involves multiple conversations and much research and deliberation with the workshop.

Having produced a variety of models, the jeweller then constructs the various elements which will form the structure of the jewel (springs, chatons, stones, settings and more).

Messika - The art of creation

Exceptional skill, craftsmanship and unsurpassed technology are combined into breathtaking jewelry

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Assembly

The jeweller meticulously assembles the various metal pieces in order to give form to the various components of the jewel’s structure. The drawing finally comes to life, the curves take form and the harmonious architecture is revealed. The jeweller has carried out almost 200 hours of work at this stage of manufacture.

Messika - The art of creation

When it comes to details, Messika atelier provides nothing less than perfection

Modernity

Soldering
Messika - The art of creation

Every Messika masterpiece carries a unique signature

The jeweller meticulously finishes the assembly of the final structure with a welding torch, fixing the jewel’s mount into place whilst making sure to retain its flexibility.

This structure will then house the various carefully-cut stones, giving life to a work of perfect proportions.

Outstanding expertise forged in the workshops of the Maison, constantly enriched to give life to the impossible.

Polishing

The delicate operation of polishing is performed at several stages during the manufacture of the jewel.

This process, carried out several times before and after setting, helps to reveal the full splendour of the queen of stones.

The skilful hands of the polisher will spend more than 50 hours on a custom finish, giving the desired mirror effect to the entire structure.

Messika - The art of creation

A breathtaking combination of innovative textures and forms, enriched by passionate attention to every detail


Messika

Since its origins, Maison Messika has succeeded in combining the timelessness of the diamond with a modern touch.

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Messika

Since its origins, Maison Messika has succeeded in combining the timelessness of the diamond with a modern touch.

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Messika - The art of creation



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