When Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped the astonishing first video from their collaborative album Everything Is Love, fans were thrilled and amazed at the artistry of the piece filmed at the Louvre in Paris. When jewelry designer Valérie Messika saw it, she cried. Her spontaneous tears of joy stemmed from the fact that Beyoncé was wearing Messika’s Persian Drops diamond necklace and earrings in the instantly iconic image when she is standing with Jay-Z in front of the Mona Lisa. For Valérie that moment represented a culmination of her lifelong love of diamonds.
I sat down with Valérie in Paris where she was presenting High Jewelry during the Haute Couture presentations to get the behind-the-scenes story on the video, find out all about her background and why she only uses diamonds in her jewels, not to mention that collaboration with Gigi Hadid. Click here to find out all about in the post created in partnership with our friends at RealIsADiamond.com #RealIsRare
Messika High Jewelry Preview in Paris