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