Simply Abu Dhabi XX

1 3 3 S I M P LY A B U DH A B I The Love Drop Collection is a standout suite of jewels. The diamonds are distinguished from other shapes by their discrete elegance. Unlike round diamonds they do not exclaim their brilliance; they are much more subtle and delicately draw attention to a neckline or a finger. The range includes Love Drop Earrings, Love Drop Ring, Love Drop Necklace and Love Drop Bracelet. For each piece in this collection the white gold is almost invisible as though the stones hold themselves in place by their own tension, creating a form of natural binding elegance Valérie is obviously delighted that her creations are so popular; she says, “At first people told me that diamonds are for wedding rings and to symbolise important events, but through my playful designs more and more women understand that this is not the case. A lot of people tell me that they are not a jewellery-person, but feel they can relate to and wear our pieces. [Once] I was outside a very trendy cafe in Paris and I spotted a beautifully dressed woman with two Messika bracelets on. She was not my friend, she was not my mum – she was somebody who had bought our pieces and was into the ethos of the brand. It was a moment of satisfaction and confirmation that I’m on the right path.” Messika will also open its new high jewellery Parisian atelier later this year, just moments from its flagship store on Rue Saint Honoré. Messika Paris is also available at select stores in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.