In 2022, Valérie Messika wanted to break new ground in High Jewelry and pursue her quest with a collection of exceptional stones. “I wanted to obtain a legendary stone to showcase the High Jewelry expertise of our Parisian workshop, and to mirror my family’s trade of diamond merchants”, she explains. Working closely with her brother Ilan, specialized in diamond trade and cutting, Valérie Messika carefully followed the different stages of diamond making with this incredible 110-carat stone. After two years of analyzing, mapping and cutting this exceptional gem, he then presented her with 15 magnificent diamonds all from this rough stone, including one sparkling, 33-carat cushion-cut diamond, which prompted the designer Messika to make an unprecedented decision. She chose to purchase all 15 diamonds. A “bold” gesture and “a choice of the heart”, as she described it, as it is rare for a Maison to buy the entirety.
“I wanted to challenge myself by using 15 diamonds all in one jewelry set. This is a real challenge for the world of High Jewelry. All of the stones were different sizes; some were very original, with more whimsical shapes that were quite surprising. But sometimes, the most beautiful creations are born from the unexpected.” Fifteen diamonds, combined in one creative act. A single jewelry set which magnifies the transcendence of this incredible 110-carat rough stone cut into 15 diamonds of a unique purity.
A unique, almost magical assembly where each diamond fits into place like a jigsaw. A masterful composition where all the stones are in perfect unison.