Venus is the symbol of love, beauty, purity and passion... The Venus Collection boasts mainly pearl, mother-of-pearl and colorful precious stones, and was designed with inspiration from “The Birth of Venus”. This 15th century painting by Botticelli depicts the genesis of love, spiritual beauty and the power of life.
Dali says that he found the woman he created in his dreams and portrayed in his paintings when he met Gala. He falls in love with her at the first sight and calls her "My Gradiva." The pieces of the collection reflects Dali’s love for Gala.
The inspiration behind Melie’s "Gradiva" collection is the "La Belle et La Bête", a fairy tale Written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740. The fairy tale emphasizes the insignificance of physical appearance in love.