Essence was created to celebrate the beauty of existence even in the smallest of sizes, the perfection of form and shape that is present in all of nature’s creations. Everything seems to have a natural order, very much like a row of perfectly round pearls succeeding each other and creating complete harmony as they flow around the body.

In this collection, tiny round pearls highlight the knock on effect of perfection, and celebrate the beauty of all the small things in life.

The aim of this work was to create a line of pieces that would be quotidian, jewellery that would become part of the wearer’s everyday life.

Such easy to wear pieces can be a more challenging endeavour, as they have to be functional, almost invisible, yet, original. As a result, this new line has a rather different expression from Melanie’s dramatic catwalk creations, nevertheless it unquestionably represents the ‘essence’ of what Melanie strives for, minimal, elegant, stylish and assertive design.