Melissa grew up in the NSW Central West surrounded by antiques and treasured objects collected or created by her father, an upholsterer and antique furniture restorer. It was this early exposure that led her down the path of creating heirlooms herself.
She began her career in jewellery after one short course led to another, then another, then years of full time study in manufacture, design, gemmology & diamond grading.
Melissa is inspired by sentiment, legacy and connection. She loves to create anything with detailed intricacies to smooth sleek lines. She uses a combination of traditional and modern techniques but what remains consistent is her focus on craftsmanship. With a knack for blending modernity and timelessness, her mission is to create jewellery that generations of women will wear and adore.
‘I truly believe that jewellery captures a moment in time; in hundreds of years the stories they tell will outlive us all. Jewellery is for life and eventually for our great-granddaughters – but we must wear and love it first!’