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.
Melanie meets the enamel masters Vacheron Constantin for her luxury column at The Economist.
How the provenance of rare stones carries the drama of history…
Melanie Grant enjoys a preview of the top lots at Sotheby’s jewellery auction in Geneva on 13 May, including the Graff Vivid Yellow diamond and Victory diamond.
Men’s shoemakers are wooing Asian customers with raffish twists on classic designs.
More women than ever say they’re interested in buying mechanical watches. But can they find any they actually like?
The luxury market’s centre of gravity has moved eastwards. Melanie Grant explores how changing taste in jewellery reflects shifts in economic power.
Silk scarves have a reputation as old-fashioned. But as this one from Hermès proves, there are sharp, modern ways to wear them.
This south-London jewellery fair is shedding its fusty reputation.