Creator - Melinda Mauri

I was lucky enough to work for 15 years in the magical world of the Flavour and fragrance industry.  I was working for Givaudan who is the worlds largest flavor fragrance house and I absolutely loved my job, but I always had the burning desire to create something of my own.

Melinda Mauri

I wanted to create timeless pieces that are derived from beautiful natural raw materials.

Reflecting on my time in the flavor industry the two biggest selling flavours sold globally are Chocolate and Vanilla. If you look at the these two beautiful natural raw materials the Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean, with their colour, flavor, fragrance, and texture, I knew this name was perfect for what I wanted to represent.

The philosophy of the Cocoa and Vanilla is, life is all about creating memories and I wanted to create timeless pieces that connected those memories together.

If you think of all the treasured pieces of Jewellery you own there is always a memory associated with it. An Engagement, a Wedding, 21st Birthday, Birth of a Child, or sometimes that surprise gift, just say I love you. Cocoa and Vanilla really want to connect those memories with a timeless piece of jewelry.

It melts my heart when I hear that three generations are wearing our bangles and I know that every time the mother or grandmother looks at her bangle she will instantly think of her loved ones.

Our monogram necklace is all about the connection, I want a mum to Glance down at her necklace throughout the day and instantly pause for a moment and think of the ones she loves the most in this world and all the memories associated with them

It does not matter if your children are 3 months or 33 years old, they will always be your greatest joy.