From its very first collections, the jewels that took shape in Valérie Messika’s imagination and in the skilled hands of her artisans, goldsmiths, stone cutters and setters were exciting and exuberant, revolutionary yet underpinned with a deep reverence for her legacy, and driven by her personal passion for the king of gems.
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How do I take care of my Messika jewelry?
Like all precious jewels, a Messika creation made from gold and diamonds is delicate and must be handled with care. Several precautionary measures will allow you to retain the beauty and brilliance of your jewelry.
– When wearing your jewelry, avoid sudden movements that could cause scratches or damage to the stone or setting.
– During storage, it should be kept in its Messika case to avoid any impact or scratches.
– It is a good idea to remove jewelry when doing household chores; repeated contact with detergents may damage the metal. You should also avoid wearing jewelry when exercising or playing sports.
To clean a stone or a diamond pavé, we recommend using dish soap and a soft toothbrush under hot water to remove dirt without damaging the jewelry.
We recommend that the setting be checked every year, or at most every two years, to ensure that the diamonds are still well fitted.
How do I choose the right size for my jewelry?
What is the quality of the diamonds used in Messika jewelry?
With proven diamond expertise, Maison Messika carefully selects each diamond for its natural beauty. In the secrecy of our workshop, each diamond – whether 0.03 carats or 10 carats – is transformed into creations as timeless as they are contemporary.
At Messika, diamonds weighing more than 0.30 carats are accompanied by a certificate provided by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
The unique character of each diamond is determined by four criteria, the 4Cs: Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut. Messika only selects diamonds that meet the strictest standards of these criteria.
The Kimberley Process, in force since 2002 and adopted by more than 80 countries, certifies that shipments of rough diamonds crossing an international border between two signatory countries have come from a conflict-free zone. Having signed on to this process, Messika must meet several conditions in order to certify that all diamonds are cut by legitimate sources based on written guarantees from its suppliers.
In all her designs Valérie Messika aims to create a sense of volume, movement, and sensual fluidity. Very important to her is the ergonomic comfort: “A jewel has to stay in place. Our cuff is made to fit everyone perfectly. Women should forget they’re wearing expensive jewels; they must be able to move naturally, walk, dance, run, work.”
Founded in Paris in 2005, the jewelry Maison is orchestrated by Valérie Messika, daughter of the famous diamond dealer André Messika. As a child, she grew up among diamonds while her father built one of the most recognized diamond companies in France. By creating innovative jewelry that highlights women, Valérie invents a new language for diamonds, and imposes her contemporary style on a new generation searching modernity. In 2013, she opened her first flagship store at 259 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris. In 2015, to celebrate its creativity and its know-how, Messika created its own Haute Joaillerie Atelier. For the 10 years of the iconic Move collection in 2017, Messika is partnering with the famous model Gigi Hadid by creating a capsule collection, Move Addiction. In her campaign launched in September 2019, Valérie chooses to stage three contemporary icons: Kate Moss, Sylvia Hoeks and Joan Smalls. That year also marked the launch of the new Lucky Move collection. September 2020 is the launch of the High Jewellery collection co- created by Kate Moss! The Rock N’ Roll icon is the powerful Brand Ambassador for all of the collections of the Maison this year.
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