Melanie Grant has been a journalist for over 20 years having worked at The Times, The FT, The Independent, The Guardian, The BBC and now The Economist where she oversees luxury content and photography for 1843 Magazine, their lifestyle sister publication. She has become the authority on jewellery as art and commodity, writing articles and giving talks at institutions such as The Science Museum, The V&A, The British Museum, PAD, Sarabande, The GIA, New York Jewelry Week, The MFA Boston, Masterpiece, Christies and Sotheby’s.
She guest lecturers at Central Saint Martin’s and in her spare time she writes for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Tatler, The Goldsmith’s Company and The Natural Diamond Council. She wrote her first book Coveted on jewellery, art and economics in October 2020, published by Phaidon and also the foreword for Winged Beauty published by ACC Art Books in October 2021 on the life and work of pioneering jewellery artist Wallace Chan.
Melanie sits on the boards of New York Jewelry Week and the Black in Jewelry Coalition. The British Society of Magazine Editors gave her an award in July 2021 and she made her first piece of jewellery with the Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery in November 2021 as a series of eight cuffs called ‘Self’. She has started to curate, first for Sotheby’s New York and also in conjunction with The Serpentine Galleries. She is a writer, curator, stylist, designer and art director and her specialist subject is the art of jewellery.
Get in Touch: Books
Literary Agent: Chris Wellbelove
Via his assistant Monica MacSwan: Monica@aitkenalexander.co.uk
291 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8QJ
Tel: 0207 373 8672
Art Direction / Film / Styling
Agent: Susie Babchick
Head of Photography
Ridley Scott Photographic
Ridley Scott Creative Group
42‑44 Beak Street
London W1F 9RH
Tel: 0207 437 7426
For Everything Else
Trend Reports for luxury, jewellery, watches.
Writing for magazines, newspapers, columns, digital.
Business coaching and strategy.
Events such as talks, after dinner speaking, presenting.
DM Melanie through Instagram: @melaniecgrant