In her Facets pieces, Melanie creates seamless three dimensional forms that mimic popular diamond cuts using a marquetry technique. The ambiguous forms push Melanie's exploration of the relationship between gemstones and pearls in contemporary jewellery. The collection aims to shine new light on this humble material, and its many rich, jewel-like qualities.
Melanie is known for pushing boundaries and existing preconceptions. Since her graduation from the RCA, she has continued to challenge conventional use of pearls, covering them in gold, piercing them with polka dots, faceting pearls and exploring contemporary use of mother of pearl.
Constantly defying convention, Melanie brings the pearl to the domains of art and high fashion, whilst retaining its quality as a wearable accessory. Appointed Head Designer for one of the world's biggest pearl houses, Melanie continues to create her own collections for private clients.