REGENCY FACETED BAROQUE PEARLS WIRED PEARLS M/G TASAKI In 2012, Japanese high-end jeweller TASAKI, launched M/G TASAKI, the jewellery collection that brings together Melanie Georgacopoulos’ flair to cross design boundaries with TASAKI’s world renowned quality craftsmanship stamp. The sophisticated line is manufactured in Japan by TASAKI using the highest quality materials and finest processing technologies. Statement making but beautifully wearable, M/G TASAKI features innovative designs and a fresh approach to the traditional image of pearl jewellery. PROFILE Melanie Georgacopoulos 「M/G TASAKI」 Head Designer Born and raised in Athens to a Greek father and a French mother, London-based designer Melanie Georgacopoulos’ passion for jewellery flows from her early experiences, in addition to her international background. She gained solid silver and goldsmithing foundations at the Mokume Institute in Athens. In her subsequent studies at the Edinburgh College of Art (Sculpture), she graduated at the top of her class in 2004. Later at the Royal College of Art, she was awarded a Master’s degree for her work with jewellery in 2007. Her combined passions for multi dimensional form, metal and the pearl found a unique voice, engaging directly with sculpture, architecture and fashion. In 2010, she set up her eponymous label and since then she has been exploring the endless aesthetic possibilities that the pearl can provide as jewellery. Her work constantly defies convention, bringing the pearl to the domains of art and high fashion, whilst retaining its quality as a wearable accessory. MESSAGE “Pearls are inherently full of contradictions, youthful purity and age old wisdom, subtlety and perseverance, life and death. In my work I try to express these contradictions, the slash in the name M/G fully illustrates this quest to look not only literally inside pearls but also metaphorically, to liberate them. I set out to give pearls new life as a versatile material with a powerful aesthetic that breaks away from traditions and becomes part of contemporary culture.” Lineup The lineup depends on each stores. Please contact each stores.