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More Marvels from Mellerio

From the house of Mellerio’s Pierreries Haute Joaillerie Collection the Pierreries amethyst necklace with 22 amethysts for a total of 220 carats, the floral beaded pattern in 18k pink gold, the leaves pattern in 18k green gold and the necklace with a beaded pattern in 18k yellow gold. Photo courtesy Mellerio. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — One of the highlights of the high jewelry presentations in Paris was the Pierreries Haute Joaillerie Collection brought out by the family-owned house of Mellerio, the illustrious house that has been making precious jewels in Paris since 1613. Four unique pieces have been brought out with the design remaining rooted in one of the historic periods of the house, the Restoration, ostensibly lasting from 1820 to 1830. The house, which had at the time just moved to the rue de la Paix brought into the world of high jewelry a remarkable array of fine and intriguing gemstones like citrine, amethyst and aquamarines set in gold that was engraved, finely wrought, even chiseled by the house’s goldsmiths, masters of the matter.

From the house of Mellerio’s Pierreries Haute Joaillerie Collection the Pierreries rutilated quartz necklace with 22 rutilated quartzes for a total of 220 carats, the floral beaded pattern in 18k pink gold,the leaves pattern in 18k green gold and the necklace with a beaded pattern in 18k yellow gold. Photo courtesy Mellerio. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Today the house’s artistic director Laure-Isabelle Mellerio brings this timeless style to the house’s latest collection. The colors astound with the powerful serenity of the violet amethysts and their nuances of pink, the myriad greens of the prasiolite, which is a rare green variety of quartz, the seemingly sun-drenched orange of the citrines and the needlelike inclusions and degrees of whiteness of rutilated quartz. Pink, green and yellow gold all join together in the pieces in three different patterns.

From the house of Mellerio’s Pierreries Haute Joaillerie Collection the Pierreries prasiolite necklace with 22 prasiolites for a total of 220 carats, the floral beaded pattern in 18k pink gold, the leaves pattern in 18k green gold and the necklace with a beaded pattern in 18k yellow gold. Photo courtesy Mellerio. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

« I chose these gems not only for the chromatic harmonies that they develop but also for the benefits that they bring, » said Laure-Isabelle Mellerio explaining that amethysts evoke gentleness, dreams, meditation, peace and rituality while prasiolite galvanizes good spirits and the green color of the prasiolites is synonymous with nature, optimism and growth. The citrines, she explained, glorify prosperity, abundance and prosperity both materially and sentimentally while the rutilated quartz brings about energy and vibrancy.

From the house of Mellerio’s Pierreries Haute Joaillerie Collection the Pierreries citrine necklace with 22 citrines for a total of 220 carats, the floral beaded pattern in 18k pink gold, the leaves pattern in 18k green gold and the necklace with a beaded pattern in 18k yellow gold. Photo courtesy Mellerio. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The necklaces — which are transformable — and resemble 19th century adornments are studded with lace-like gold flowers underscoring Mellerio’s close relationship with nature.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
https://www.mellerio.fr/
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75002 Paris, France
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