Melissa Harris, the Sydney based fine jeweller, has been internationally heralded for more than twenty-five years for her definable design.
Artisanal, organic and whimsical, the hand made qualities of each piece of her jewellery are inspired by nature and brought to life with impeccable craftsmanship.
Melissa’s love of nature, the organic form and the wonders it inspires, pays a purist’s respect to the materials she uses and reverence to the women who wear her creations.
So too begins the love affair with infinitely beautiful jewellery – designed to connect and delight.
Borne from her own spirited vision, Melissa is inspired by the precious metals and gemstones that she brings together to create her treasured pieces.
Using traditional workmanship and a hands on approach, Melissa Harris sees the evolution of an idea, to a unique piece of art that takes the form of jewellery.
Melissa’s work has been internationally recognised for its diversity, beauty and storytelling. Starting her career in the eighties in Hollywood, she regularly sold her jewellery right off the body, resulting in her work being exhibited in more than twenty galleries across the USA, including the Whitney Museum Store. Melissa’s signature style has piqued the interest of her varied celebrity clientele, creating a following which includes; Elton John, Jodie Foster, Charlize Theron, Alanis Morrisette, Cate Blanchett, Zoe Kravitz, Poppy Delevigne, Carey Mulligan, and Simon Baker.
Returning to her native Australia in 1996, she has recently relocated her workshop and showroom to Sydney’s Double Bay where her new collections will continue to inspire.
“Jewellery design has been a lifetime’s passion. I love seeing the look on a client’s face when they discover a piece in the showcase and they just have to have it, they dream of it!” Melissa Harris