Vanessa grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of her hometown in Lugano, Switzerland. In order to fulfill her interest and talent for the arts she pursued an education at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London. After earning a bachelors degree in jewellery design, Vanessa followed her passion for the finest materials to the Gemological Institute of America in New York where she earned a Graduate Gemologist degree. Drawn to the richness of Asian culture, Vanessa’s spent a year in Hong Kong at a luxury pearl house as the Creative Director and Chief Designer. She returned to Europe and continued to create iconic collections for the world’s leading diamond jewelers, DeBeers Diamond Jewellers, in London. Vanessa chose Geneva in 2012 as the location to launch her own fine jewellery line, Vanessa Martinelli, a step towards complete freedom to create pieces that fully express a Swiss-Italian passion for life and beauty. Vanessa is currently based in Lugano and travels to find inspirations and meet clients.


  • Green

  • Purple

  • Caramelle

  • Cuori

  • orchidea


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Showroom: Villa Principe Leopoldo 5, Via Montalbano 6900 Lugano

Administration: Martinelli Design Sàrl, 9 Place du Temple, 1227 Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland