Melanie studied at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, where she gained a BA in Jewellery and Silversmithing in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. She then decided to travel and spent a couple of years in Greece – hence the company name which means ‘red’ in Greek.
Returning to England in 2003, Melanie felt like it was time to get back to her dream, she set up her workshop, founded Kokkino, and has never looked back! Over the years Melanie has worked to develop my her own trademark style, utilising beautiful rich metal colours and textures, from the rich luxuriousness of silver blending to gold, to the bright pop of enamels and formica.
Melanie strives to create beautiful timeless pieces with a modern twist, using considered design and exquisite craftsmanship.