PÓG just one of a number of different jewellery collections that Melissa has produced including her sculptural Melissa Curry collection, her SUCCESS collection and her playful MC range.
“When an idea comes to me I usually sketch it out and build on it,” says the designer on her process. “The Melissa Curry collections are more sculptural, while our new finer ranges are much more technical, involving a very different process. I have collaborated with Anne Kernan, an amazing technical designer, who has worked on building and preparing our new collections. She has assisted us with production and helped us narrow down the target markets that we are currently designing for. There are a lot of steps to get a product ready for the consumer and it’s a long process but I think we are there now.”
The PÓG collection celebrates the beauty and imagination of the Irish. “There are around 80 million people who claim Irish decent,” says Melissa. “So I feel that PÓG has a great audience. We need a new gift that shows that we are a diverse country and a modern society.”