“Calamity Jane, Easy Rider, fantastical horseback rides and vast desert plains. I wanted to centre my new High Jewelry collection around the Wild West,” states Valerie Messika, of the new ‘Born To Be Wild’ collection, presented at Baselworld 2019.
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 Valerie’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 the queen of stones, the diamond. Diamonds set against wood, with 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. The collection, 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, and mount your steed for a wild yet previous desert ride.
Valerie also went on to reveal: “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.”