On Thursday, June 22nd 2023, Founder and Artistic Director of Maison Messika will receive the insignia of the Legion of Honor at the Cartier Foundation. This honorary title will be awarded to her by Alain Dominique Perrin, President of the Cartier Foundation and an emblematic figure in the world of French luxury.  

The symbol of the recognition of the French nation, this decoration highlights the commitment, creativity and entrepreneurial strength of the founder of Messika. A jewelry house, built with passion and deep family values – an exceptional know-how that contributes to the international influence of France.

« This distinction honors me twofold. It is an honor for me that my country grants me this honorary title. I am immensely grateful to France, where I grew up and which is a great inspiration in my work every day. A great and wonderful emotion which is amplified by the presence of Alain Dominique Perrin, an undisputed visionary of the luxury world. I am highly honored to receive the insignia from him in person.» Valérie Messika

A collector and passionate about Contemporary Art, Alain Dominique Perrin has been one of the great pioneers in the 2000s. At the head of the Richemont group, he introduced a new approach and impetus that spread throughout the luxury industry, both in France and internationally. 

An innovative look, which is in line with the daring and avant-garde vision of Valérie Messika. A passionate creator, since the launch of the House, she has been able to free herself from the codes of traditional jewelry to give a new and lighter tone. Her modern and liberated creations have touched all generations, even the youngest. A revolution in the world of contemporary jewelry. 

A daring and successful gamble which, in less than two decades, has enabled Messika to become a key player in the jewelry industry. A resounding success which finds the ultimate recognition during the presentation of this honorary title, on Thursday, June 22nd 2023. This strong and unique moment for Valérie Messika is an opportunity to celebrate a new turning point in the history of the House, at the dawn of its 10th High Jewelry collection.

« When founding the House, I wanted to talk about diamonds in a different way by offering less formal pieces, away from the stereotypes. I wanted to bring a new, more feminine look, to sublimate all women and better understand their expectations » Valérie Messika