Messika was born in Paris in 2005 and is run by Valérie Messika, daughter of the famous diamond merchant André Messika. Core values have been passed down from father to daughter: to enhance the diamond, to push the boundaries and to strive continuously for excellence.
From its very first collections, the jewels that took shape in Valérie’s imagination and in the skilled hands of her artisans, goldsmiths and setters were exciting and exuberant, yet underpinned with a deep reverence for the legacy of the brand. Much of Valérie’s inspiration comes from art, playing with a Calder sculpture in her father's office, absorbing from his collection of art which have shaped her overall sense of form and proportion. Valérie Messika uses her perspective as a woman when designing. In her opinion, there is no canvas more beautiful than the curves of a woman. Sensuality, femininity, desire are the words that serve as the Messika mantra.