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.
TASAKI’s iconic pearls are ethically and sustainably sourced from our very own pearl farms.