Messika Diamonds Dazzle On the Runway in Paris

The Maison’s third High Jewelry Show was as sparkly as ever.

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Taraji P. Henson, Cher, Valérie Messika, Kelly Rowland sit front row at Messika's High Jewelry Show

Messika brought natural diamonds to Paris Fashion Week’s Pavillon Cambon with the brand’s 10th collection and third High Jewelry show, celebrating their newest collection, Midnight Sun. Artistic Director, Valérie Messika unveiled 140 different natural diamond pieces, from belly chains to modern chokers, diamond-drop earrings and sparkling rings.

A stand-out of the collection was of course the breathtaking Solar Diva—a radiant and intense yellow diamond, weighing almost 35 carats and one of the largest stones set since the beginnings of the High Jewelry Maison.

“Midnight Sun is a reflection of creativity inspired by the extravagance and freedom of legendary night spots of the 70’s like Studio 54, The Palace and Chez Régine” reads a press release from the Maison. Designer Nix Lecourt Mansion created 30 exclusive looks for the runway, all styled by Héléna Tejedor.

Ester Exposito, Valerie Messika, Cher, Patti Wilson and Ashley Graham sit front row at Messika’s High Jewelry Show

The front row was glittering as well with Hollywood stars and icons such as Cher, Ester Expósito, Carla Bruni, Ashley Graham, Taraji P. Henson, Nicola Coughlan, Kelly Rowland, Ed Westwick, Amy Jackson, Joy Crookes, Sara Sampaio, Damson Idris and more.

Jordyn Woods, Anna Dello Russo, Amy Jackson, Ed Westwick, Kelly Rowland and Taraji P. Henson attend the 2023 Messika High Jewelry Show

The runway itself featured some of the industry’s most famous model faces like Carla Bruni, Taylor Hill, Grace Elisabeth, Alton Mason and Adut Akech. The show began with a live broadcast for the Maison on social media, hosted by Ashley Graham, and ended with an epic performance from Ava Max.

Below, discover some of the incredible natural diamond pieces that walked the runway at Messika’s third High Jewelry Show.

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Messika Brand Ambassador Alton Mason wears a layered necklace look paired with natural diamond earrings and a matching bracelet.

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Model and icon Carla Bruni walks the runway wearing a collar-style necklace featuring multiple large natural diamonds.

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Taylor Hill wears Messika’s signature Move Uno motif, leveled up in size and carat weight for the High Jewelry Show.

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Grace Elizabeth goes for gold in a stunning Messika statement necklace featuring pavé diamonds and a major yellow diamond drop detail, paired with matching yellow diamond drop earrings.