Hello, yellow! As far as diamonds go, we are so into them this season it’s not even funny. One of the biggest stories coming out of Las Vegas jewelry week, the stone is off and running in a variety of directions from engagement rings (as seen in this beautiful curation by JCK’s Brittany Siminitz) to fashion jewelry of the highest order.
That’s where these Messika Paris jewels come in. Though they were not the French brand’s headline act at the Couture show in Las Vegas—the full expression of its Kate Moss collaboration was the big reveal there—the yellow diamond elements of the Magnetic Attraction high jewelry collection seem perfect for this precise moment when sunshine and light is what everyone seems to want. Desperately so.
First unveiled in July during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, the collection plays to the ideas of movement, the artful push and pull of our most intimate relationships (think of principal ballet dancers performing a pas de deux), and light reemerging after months of darkness.
Designer Valérie Messika was very much inspired by the idea of dancing—for joy, as a mode of self-expression, and as a way to physically connect with other beings who have likewise been cooped up and tamped down by the state of the world.
Pear-shape diamonds of every hue are the undeniable star of this show, but somehow the golden girls leap out from the corps de ballet as extremely desirable, romantic, and chicer than chic. In the collection notes, Messika reminds us that the ancients viewed diamonds as tears of the gods. Here, she has transformed them, in all their daffadilly radiance, into tears of joy.
Top: Two-finger ring in 18k yellow gold with two fancy yellow pear-shape diamonds, price on request; Messika
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