Melissa Pearce

Melissa is an international jewellery journalist who contributes regularly to the South China Morning Post. She enjoys covering historic topics, emerging contemporary talent, and the inspirations of the world’s most creative jewellery ateliers. The New Zealander grew up in Singapore and is based in Sydney, visiting Hong Kong annually. Melissa has also worked as a branding consultant for some of the most prestigious jewellers and gemstone suppliers.
Melissa Pearce
Melissa is an international jewellery journalist who contributes regularly to the South China Morning Post. She enjoys covering historic topics, emerging contemporary talent, and the inspirations of the world’s most creative jewellery ateliers. The New Zealander grew up in Singapore and is based in Sydney, visiting Hong Kong annually. Melissa has also worked as a branding consultant for some of the most prestigious jewellers and gemstone suppliers.

Latest from Melissa Pearce

5 diamond jewellery pieces that make a dazzling statement

Some of the most dynamic diamond creativity this year is set in pieces by Boucheron, Cartier, Neha Dani, Graff and Ronald Abram

29 Sep 2018 - 2:00AM

Some of the most dynamic diamond creativity this year is set in pieces by Boucheron, Cartier, Neha Dani, Graff and Ronald Abram

5 diamond jewellery pieces that make a dazzling statement
Why a white diamond ring is still bridal jewellery’s glittering prize

Wedding bands with white diamonds never fail to draw the eye, and occupy pride of place in collections from maisons like Cartier, Rohan Jewellery, Chaumet and Graff

26 Sep 2018 - 4:11PM

Wedding bands with white diamonds never fail to draw the eye, and occupy pride of place in collections from maisons like Cartier, Rohan Jewellery, Chaumet and Graff

Why a white diamond ring is still bridal jewellery’s glittering prize
3 edgy high jewellery designers to watch out for in 2018

Feng.J’s jewels look European, but sparkle with Chinese aesthetics; Bea Bongiasca nods to East Asia, and Nghi Nguyen creates futuristic, other-worldly jewellery for bold women and male musicians

9 May 2018 - 10:54AM

Feng.J’s jewels look European, but sparkle with Chinese aesthetics; Bea Bongiasca nods to East Asia, and Nghi Nguyen creates futuristic, other-worldly jewellery for bold women and male musicians

3 edgy high jewellery designers to watch out for in 2018
Create your own soundtrack with the playful taps and rolls of interactive jewellery

Interactive creations that move at the touch or the whims of the wearer are proving playfully popular and exceptionally complex jewellery

11 May 2018 - 2:46PM

Interactive creations that move at the touch or the whims of the wearer are proving playfully popular and exceptionally complex jewellery

Create your own soundtrack with the playful taps and rolls of interactive jewellery
Why platinum will never lose its lustre with luxury jewellery ateliers
Watch straps that highlight master craftsmanship are taking the world by storm
Young jewellery designers now look to past masters for inspiration to create bold pieces
Rough diamonds are exerting a strong pull on investors and creative jewellers
Priceless perfection: Argyle pink diamonds shine brightest in remote Western Australia desert
HK$5 million: a super deluxe music box fit for royalty

THE MUSIC BOX most often evokes the childhood memory of a beautiful dancer confined for eternity within the walls of her mechanical instrument home.

30 Mar 2017 - 2:40PM

THE MUSIC BOX most often evokes the childhood memory of a beautiful dancer confined for eternity within the walls of her mechanical instrument home.

HK$5 million: a super deluxe music box fit for royalty
Jewellery houses create special collections for Paris Biennale

Curtain to rise on the world's most prestigious jewellery show in Paris

5 Dec 2016 - 1:39PM

Curtain to rise on the world's most prestigious jewellery show in Paris

Jewellery houses create special collections for Paris Biennale
Food festivals
17 Aug 2008 - 12:00AM
Food festivals
Compact beauty cases - which double as jewellery - take us back to the roaring '20s