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 flavour fragrance house and I absolutely loved my job, but I always had the burning desire to create something of my own.
I wanted to create timeless pieces of jewellery that are derived from beautiful natural raw materials.
Reflecting on my time in the flavour 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, flavour, fragrance, and texture, I knew this name Cocoa and Vanilla 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 of Jewellery that connect 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 want to connect those memories with a timeless piece of jewellery.
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.
We recommend Polishing your Cocoa and Vanilla Jewellery with the polishing cloth provided . Precious Metals will tarnish over time, to minimize this process we recommend the following;
- Avoid Contact with Makeup , skin care , hairspray and perfumes.
- Remove Jewellery when coming in contact with sea water , chlorine and other chemicals.
- We also recommend removing Jewellery in hot and humid conditions as perspiration and moisture can affect Jewellery.
- Please protect your Jewellery from bumps and scratches.
- Store your Jewellery in a Jewellery box or a tarnish resistant pouch away from sunlight and heat.
To ensure your Cocoa and Vanilla Jewellery maintains its premium quality, Jewellery may require professional polishing or additional gold plating in the future.