Melanie was very pleased to be shortlisted for the Hublot Design Prize 2016. She was the only jewellery designer shortlisted this year and shared the spotlight with 7 product designers. All the shortlisted designers were invited to Nyon, Switzerland to present their work. Melanie spent the day meeting and talking to the judges, Ronan Bouroullec, Michaela de Pury, Lapo Elkann, Marva Griffin Wilshire and Pierre Keller, as well as the press about her collections. Whilst she was there she was given a tour around the Hublot factory and was introduced to a newly developed material called ‘Magic Gold’, a non scratch 18ct gold alloy, which Hublot has developed for use in their watches.