This ring felt a bold statement to me instantly, it was an object of art, a sculptural ring, a wearable fine object, I instantly loved how Melanie carved the mother of pearl, which is a material I have never really favoured and once again she managed to challenge my perception of the materials I personally like and dislike. Pearls for me were always very “bourgeois” and mother of pearl “cheap exoticism”, until Melanie perverted their “value” – Objet d’Emotion X Antonio Marguet.