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Melanie Georgacopoulos is an extraordinary designer who, like no other, achieved to challenge an iconic jewellery element, the pearl and redefine its image by turning pearl jewelry into a modern must have. Her work constantly defies convention, bringing the pearl to the domains of art and high fashion, whilst retaining its quality as a wearable accessory.
Born and raised in Athens to a Greek father and a French mother, Melanies’ passion for jewelry flows from her early experiences and international background; as a young girl being taken around museums she marveled at the timelessness of ancient Greek jewelry. She gained solid silversmithing technique foundations at the Mokume Institute in Athens. In her subsequent studies at Edinburgh College of Art (Sculpture) and later at the RCA (Masters in jewelry), her combined passions for multi dimensional form, metal and the pearl found a unique voice, engaging directly with sculpture, architecture and fashion.
n London, where she set up her studio, Melanie first started designing for small companies as well as internationally renowned brands, before giving first expression to her now trademark concept: challenging ideas about classic pearl jewelry. Here she set to capture the elemental quality of the only organic precious stone and to reinvest it with modern meanings far removed from tradition. Since then she has been exploring the endless aesthetic possibilities that the pearl can provide as jewelry.
Melanie set up her own company in 2010, while in 2012 she began working with the world renowned fine Japanese jeweler Tasaki. Her pieces are continuously featured in fashion press worldwide and sold by a very selected stockist. She continues to develop her original concept pushing design boundaries to further acclaim, never sizing to surprise even the most discerning jewelry connoisseurs.
Kultia proudly presents to you Melanie Gerogacopoulos.