The so-aptly named Wild West has always captured our imaginations. Wide open spaces, and vast silences have fueled my desire to escape, and wish to reconnect with the power of wild nature. Great expanses of infinite possibilities meet a need for freedom that resonates perfectly with Messika’s vision of modern jewelry that is moving and free of all constraints.
What better celebration of the forces of nature than the integration of it into the history of Maison Messika through the use of materials other than precious metals or it’s queen of stones, the diamond. Diamonds set against wood, stones lighter than feathers. In this new High Jewelry collection, necklaces and other pieces of High Jewelry tame the materials and respond to this nature where diamonds become talismans, and stack like a totem.
Born to Be Wild embodies the persona of a pioneering woman; a conqueror with a sensual and libertarian attitude. Farewell to the fairytale universe of Once Upon A Time, mount your steed for a wild yet previous desert ride. “I like to travel, to get away… With Born to be Wild, I wanted to instill a state of mind that alludes a feeling of escape. Between fantasy and imagination, the desert acts upon mankind like a great revealer, living up to and surpassing itself. The North American desert, more than any other, leaves one speechless; making you feel like no one and someone at the same time”, said Valérie Messika.
Fantastical horseback rides and vast desert plains, Valerie Messika wanted to center her Born to be Wild High Jewellery collection around the Wild west. A major part of this new stunning High Jewellery collection is the daringly unique Black Hawk collection.
The motifs of these masterpieces evoke the plumes of the Native American headdresses decorated with eagle feathers. Each feather symbolized an act of bravery – their number and color were respectively imbibed with specific meanings.
In the modern interpretation of this symbol of power and leadership, Valerie Messika dared to push the boundaries of traditional Haute Joaillerie, by honoring the Wild West of the Americas, combining wood with gold and diamonds for the very first time. The Black Hawk collection is comprised of a necklace, bracelet, choker, long-length necklace, bracelet and earrings.