Melanie Grant is an author and curator as well as a journalist working at The Economist where she has been for 15 years. She took a sabbatical to write her first book Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry, published by the art publisher Phaidon in October 2020 which is their first book dedicated to jewellery since 1949. In their review The New York Times says it showed “the complexity, power and artistic impact of great design”
She regularly hosts talks about the relationship between art and jewellery at institutions including the V&A, The Science Museum, Christies, Sotheby’s, The MFA Boston and Mayfair Art Weekend. In her spare time she writes for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Tatler and the Goldsmith’s Company also working as a guest lecturer at Central Saint Martins as well as a guest critic leader at the Royal College of Art.
She says “My mission is to learn something new every day and to share that knowledge. Creatively, I am privileged to work with some of the best designers and artists living today. ” She made her first piece of wearable sculpture called ‘Self’ in 2021 with The Elisabetta Ciprianni gallery dedicated to the internal revolution we have all experienced during the isolation and quiet of lockdown.