Born in Hong Kong and educated in England, Jewellery Designer/maker Melissa spent her early years travelling to and from Asia. Her love of the exotic and a passion for beautiful things led to travels where she began to collect stones and gems; turquoise and amber from Tibet; garnets in Pakistan; antique agates in China; coral and shells in the Philippines.
Naturally creative, Melissa began to make jewellery combining the elements she had collected with pearls, silver and gold. She was following in the footsteps of her aunt, internationally acclaimed jewellery designer Kai-Yin Lo whose innovative and original style had always been an inspiration.
Her love of diversity, colour and cultural expression led on to an MA in Social Anthropology although she continued to create and give workshops in jewellery making. Inspired by nature, organic forms and colour, Melissa personally designs and hand makes pieces including a bespoke service and a collection of one off pieces.