HOT100 NEXGEM Gina Melosi designs and creates conceptual, fashion-forward jewellery from recycled metals and fair-trade gemstones. Gina’s designs often tread a thin line between delicate and slightly dangerous, bold yet highly wearable, playing with contrasts of form, texture, colour, and meaning, which are manifested in exquisite objects of adornment.
Multi-award winner Melosi launched her label in AW11|12 with the directional debut jewellery collection //SHATTEREDfragments//. It won the acclaim of both trade and fashion press and secured the eponymous Selfridges as a stockist. The sharp, yet organic aesthetic can count artists Cara Delevingne, Robyn, and Ezra Miller as customers and receives regular press in publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Grazia, Vogue Italia, HOPE ST, 1883, The Sunday Times, ELLE, and Esquire China..
The Texas-born jeweller trained at London’s Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design. Gina’s background in Fine Art Photography, Studio Art, and Classical Music informs her conceptual, yet organic designs. She is inspired by the broken, overlooked, and abandoned, giving ready-made found objects new life in recycled metals and ethically sourced stones.
Her designs have launched at several fashion weeks including The Jewellery House in Milan, in addition to showing in the Middle East (1 of 8 companies invited as part of the "Best of British" Jewellery Pavilion at Jewellery Arabia), FASHIONCLASH in the Netherlands, and the United States. She is a current MASTERED: Accessories brand and has recently relocated to Berlin from London. Gina has press agencies in London and Berlin, and launched her new collection during Berlin Fashion Week, July 2018.