Melanie discusses the idea of recycling family heirlooms for Garrard, the Queen’s jeweller.
In October 2021 ACC Art Books published a book on the butterfly creations of pioneering jewellery artist Wallace Chan. Melanie wrote the foreword.
Melanie uncovers exacting craftsmanship down to painting with a single camel hair for The Goldsmiths’ Company.
Melanie examines the hierarchy that separates fine and decorative art for Bonham’s magazine.
Melanie discusses the life and times of a minimalist maestro for The Goldsmiths’ Company.
Melanie talks to jewellery’s leading lights about how beauty is changing for British Vogue.
Melanie discusses all things feline with Harumi Klossowska de Rola for Vanity Fair.
Melanie shares the wisdom of one of the most prolific goldsmith’s in the world for The Goldsmiths’ Company.
Melanie examines new tech in the rarefied world of high horology for The Compendium.
Melanie delves into the life of Schlumberger, Tiffany’s legendary designer for Tatler.
In October 2020, Phaidon publish Coveted, featuring 75 of the most innovative jewelry artists working today. It is Melanie’s first book and it changed her life.
Can jewelry ever be art or do economics get in the way? Melanie investigates for The Natural Diamond Council.
The jewels Wallace Chan makes are delicate and deeply reflect his Zen Buddhist philosophy. Melanie investigates for The Economist.
Art Deco design meets Mughal motifs in the work of Viren Bhagat. Melanie encounters a maestro and writes a profile for The Ecoomist.
From a 100-carat diamond to the ancient art of inlay, via a surprise gemology quiz. Melanie adds this to her luxury column at The Economist.
One thing’s for sure; things will never be the same again.
James Taffin de Givenchy comes from one of fashion’s grandest families but his use of gemstones is more original than traditional. Melanie writes a profile for The Economist.