Mellerio dits Meller
Inspired by the art deco archives of Mellerio dits Meller circa 1969, haute couture designer Alexandre Vauthier has collaborated with the 400-year-old jewelry company in creating a new collection of modern geometric jewelry designs called High Jewelry. Since1613, Mellerio dits Meller’s unparalleled expertise and experience have attracted kings and queens, champions of business and culture, and the most prestigious international clientele including Marie Antoinette and Marie de Medicis from the House of Medici. Over four centuries, it has become a global symbol of artistic excellence. Mellerio’s integrity, independence and true vision enable it to uniquely customize its approach for discerning clients who wish to make timeless precious objects a part of their lives, especially in the most meaningful moments. A master in the choice of materials, Vauthier’s collection features a new way of wearing the transformable jewelry pieces. An earring can be bought to enhance the wearer’s ear and later be transformed into a pendant, while a ring can also be purchased to complete a set. Vauthier chose emeralds, also Mellerio’s favorite stone, as the signature gem of the new collection. Resolutely elegant, graphic and contemporary, this precious stone emphasizes the precision of the designer’s style and the craftsmanship of Mellerio: supple, mobile, and transformable jewellery. Structured with vanishing lines, the links in the new pieces are set as a succession of « V’s » resembling variations of the designer’s initials. When assembling the pieces, Vauthier realized that two inverted « V's »also resembled the « M » of Mellerio — a further sign of a predestined collaboration.