Jewellery designer Melissa Curry

Melissa Curry has had her success toasted in fashion capitals across the world, but back at home she is spearheading a bold, bright and blossoming jewellery Renaissance of sorts.

Curry began her international design career with a collection at Paris Fashion Week in 1999. Following on from that she won presitgious contracts from brands like Swarovski, Toni & Guy, Liberty of London and Absolut to design on projects that unified branding with exciting concepts and visionary drive.

Curry's aesthetics and influences reflect her international success. With a keen eye for fusing history and future, mood and colour, her designs are inspired by Celtic mythology, Ancient Chinese royalty and Golden age tribalism, as well as fashion in the 20th century and the romance of film.

Recently featured in the DAIS fashion documentary, in conjunction with Sonya Lennon and highlighting the work of Irish fashion visionaries like Pauric Sweeney, Sharon Wauchob, John and Simone Rocha and Philip Treacy, Curry has recently designed jewellery for the 'Dress For Success' initative, to be launched later this year.

Curry's designs have even mingled with royalty, as she designed a piece for a close friend of the Duchess of Cambridge to wear while attending a royal wedding event in Buckingham Palace. Not one to rest on her laurels, she also designed a piece presented to Michelle Obama during the Presidential visit last year.

You can pick up Curry's designs in Dublin, at The Design Centre and Havana in Donnybrook, as well as in Emporium Kalu in Naas, Co. Kildare. Melissacurrydesign.ie

The 'Pop Love' collection is inspired by the 50's and 60's with elegant yet fun pieces, decorated with love hearts, flowers and glass beads.

The 'Opaline Gourami' collection is inspired by underwater translucent fish, of the same name. Treated glass cubes decorate either necklaces or cuff bracelets and are designed to reflect light and adjust to brightness and skin tone.