On day one of Arab Luxury World 2019 (the Middle East’s leading luxury business conference), Messika Paris’ Founder and Creative Director Valerie Messika, took the stage for the keynote address to share insights from her 14-year journey since launching her eponymous jewellery label.
A daughter of a diamond dealer, the French luxury jewellery designer first entered the family business at the age of 12 before branching out to create her own brand —currently at the forefront of the diamond industry.
In an interview with renowned fashion journalist and Dubai TV media personality Diala Makki, Valerie discussed how Messika Paris democratised diamonds and as well, how she has garnered a slew of celebrities to front her exquisite jewellery pieces on the red carpet, including at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
To further understand the business and where Valerie Messika gets her inspiration from, we spoke exclusively to the jewellery designer at the conference.
See what she had to say below…
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