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Founded in 2012, Vanessa Martinelli offers a completely unique take on fine jewellery by combining the finest colored stones with joyful designs and exceptional craftsmanship.

Vanessa grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of her hometown in Lugano, Switzerland. A move to Milan at the age of 18 to work as a model for major fashion houses opened her eyes to the world of design. The experience inspired Vanessa to pursue 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 Gemmological 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 introducing modern sophistication and refined designs as the Creative Director and Chief Designer. When she returned to Europe, Vanessa continued to create iconic collections and bespoke pieces for one of the world’s leading diamond jewelers, DeBeers Diamond Jewellers, in London. As Chief Designer, Vanessa introduced a fresh style to exquisite diamond pieces of the highest quality.

Vanessa chose Geneva in 2012 as the location for her own fine jewellery line, Vanessa Martinelli. Vanessa Martinelli is a step towards complete freedom to create pieces that fully express a Swiss-Italian passion for life and beauty.