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In a Designer's Life

How to take care of your jewelry in the summer (or all year round)

How to take care of your jewelry in the summer (or all year round)

I always tell my clients that the best way to preserve your jewelry is to wear it and keep it away from creams and perfume! Pearls in particular must remain in a humid and lighted environment, which excludes safes. To clean them after a hot day, just wipe them with a clean damp cloth. As for earr...
A Melanie Stones jewel for every special occasion

A Melanie Stones jewel for every special occasion

Many of you entrust me with the creation of a jewel for the significant occasions of your life. Whether it's birthdays, weddings, births, retirements, graduations, the occasions are numerous and unique to each of you. The important thing is the happiness and the pride that this jewel brings us an...
Delivering Perfection

Delivering Perfection

"The secret of travel is in the wait and nowhere else."- Victor-Lévy Beaulieu Long before I decided to make jewelry, I heard my father tell me something that will remain forever etched in my memory: "Mélanie, you always want to offer perfection." Since I've been designing jewelry I've realized th...
Melanie Stones Genuine and Ethical Diamonds

Melanie Stones Genuine and Ethical Diamonds

Feelings can be mixed when it comes to diamonds. They are the symbol of eternal love, nobility. But in our minds, they are also associated with the trade that has resulted in human rights abuses. It was in May 2000, in Kimberley, South Africa, that the Kimberly Process (KP) began to stop and prev...
Where Do Melanie Stones Stones Come From?

Where Do Melanie Stones Stones Come From?

In January 2015, when I started making gemstone bracelets, my first instinct was to contact gemologists. This is how I went to the office of the founder of the School of Gemmology of Montreal, Mrs. Odile Civitello, who generously gave me sound advice. It was very reassuring and interesting for me...
Treasures of French Polynesia

Treasures of French Polynesia

Tahitian pearls, also called "black pearls", are cultivated in the seas of French Polynesia. Very fashionable, their colors vary according to the nature of the graft and the geographical origin of the pearl. Thus, depending on the lagoon where the oysters are grown, the hue of the pearl varies: s...