Melissa Braniff’s fascination with ancient coins began with decades of study in classical mythology and the ancient Greek and Roman cultures. While reading one account of Julius Caesar returning to Rome after defeating a territory, she learned that each “triumph" was followed by a parade where coins manufactured to commemorate the victory would be thrown about the streets. Her initial curiosity to locate those exact coins ultimately led her to the vast world of even more ancient coinage. As her ancient coin collection grew, she was moved by how the coins artistically combine her love of both mythology and ancient culture. She designed her collection to share the beauty and the stories of these ancient artifacts with others. Melissa’s handcrafted pieces are rich in their design and in the stories they tell. These are stories that are meant to be shared and that connect with each person in their own unique way.
IN HER WORDS
“The connection to the past is so fascinating to me. I want everyone who wears a piece of my jewelry to feel the wonder and the integrity of the ancients.” - Melissa Braniff
WHAT WE LOVE
We have always been fascinated by how much there is to discover and learn about the world of fine jewelry. Melissa’s studied approach to her line has opened our eyes to the rich history behind ancient coin pieces. We love that her designs almost effortlessly combine the old with the new, holding a deep respect for the past and an open mind to what meaning a piece can have in the present.