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MESSIKA OPENS A NEW CHAPTER OF ITS LEGACY

MESSIKA OPENS A NEW CHAPTER OF ITS LEGACY

Introducing Akh-Ba-Ka

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

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Taking centre stage of Messika's new High Jewellery collection is this illuminating set...

Every season, luxury labels gear up to serve some of the most impeccable forms of jewellery and Messika's latest High Jewellery collection is an art form in itself – one that represents more than just fantasy and dreams.

Inviting us all into a fantastic odyssey that was inspired by ancient Egypt, 'Beyond The Light' opens a new chapter for the Maison's legacy by introducing Akh-Ba-Ka, a set conceived in diamonds and white gold with 15 exceptional gems cut from the same rough diamond of 110 carats.

A diamond in the rough – it was recovered from Botswana's Lucara mine – the 15 diamonds were brought together in the same creative gesture within the same set which magnifies the rebirth of this incredible 110-carat diamond. It's an example of exquisite craftsmanship and unparalleled know-how.

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“I wanted a strong diamond as an inheritance for the house,” explains Valerie. "I wanted to challenge myself by using the family of 15 diamonds in the same set. This is a real jewellery challenge. Not all the stones had the same cut; some were very original with surprising more intricate shapes. But sometimes the most beautiful creations are born from the unexpected.”

To bring the best out of a 33-carat diamond, both vision and technical know-how based on exceptional craftsmanship are needed. In total, it took more than 1,000 hours of labour and four to five full-time jewellers across 6 months with 800 paving diamonds for the setting of the 33-carat diamond to create the Akh-Ba-Ka set.

The result? A breathtaking set certain to steal the spotlight – no matter the occasion. 

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The purchase of this extraordinary rough diamond was made by Ilan Messika, Valérie Messika’s brother, during a very tender juncture, just before the 2020 lockdown.

This unique set of High Jewellery will be visible by appointment in Messika flagship boutiques and through private events.

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