Mélanie Pigeaud, is a sustainable jewelry brand based in Amsterdam, that is born out of the search for minimalistic and sturdy jewelry made from recycled gold and silver and made under fair conditions. Mélanie Pigeaud is currently one of the few talents that got a spot under the arms of Chantal Janzen in the &C talent Foundation. This is her story:
Unfortunately Mélanie Pigeaud could not find a handcrafted and sustainable jewelry brand with designs that are telling the story of the industry. So she decided to make it herself, she calls them the heroes. Mélanie Pigeaud noticed a lack of knowledge about the background of jewelry while this has been a rare and imbalanced industry for centuries. Her ambition is not to change the industry as a whole but to raise the awareness so that a customer considers the story behind a piece of jewelry before buying it. Almost every design is made out of recycled gold or silver. In this way Mélanie Pigeaud tries to minimize the footprint on our planet.
The designs are called ‘heroes’: The word ‘heroes’ refers to the mine workers in the gold and silver mines across the world. The designs are telling the story that the mine workers can not tell the world. Please follow me in this journey and become aware of the importance of wearing sustainable jewelry. Do not shut your eyes for the story behind a long-lasting and meaningful piece of jewelry.