ANELLI, vetrina — June 15, 2018 at 4:30 am

Vania Leles, the African soul of gems





Rubies, emeralds, diamonds: these are the colors of Africa for Vania Leles, which uses gems of origin that are responsible for high-class jewelery signed VanLeles ♦

Africa for Vania Leles, born in Guinea-Bissau, means two things: pride and precious stones, with which she also realizes collections of fine jewelry. Also for this reason, for example, a couple of years ago, she created a collection of six high-jewelery pieces with emeralds and diamonds from Zambia from the Gemfields mines, which boasts a process of ethical acquisition of stones. The collection pays tribute to Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was born in slavery in the West Indies in 1761, but was liberated and raised in London, and for Sarah Forbes Bonetta, who was presented as a “gift” to Queen Victoria in 1850 and later grown up as the queen’s goddaughter. In short, stories of slavery of other times. But that Vania, of dark skin, wanted to remember.
Fortunately, the designer had a different story: she was a model for Saint Laurent. But then she decided that jewels were more interesting than life on the catwalk and she studied at the Gemological Institute of America and then worked for Graff and De Beers. How to say that it started from above. Having learned her trade, she opened an atelier in New Bond Street, London. Her jewels are top top top, as you can see from the images on this page. Lavinia Andorno





Anello con rubellite di 8 carati, rubini, diamanti

Anello con rubellite di 8 carati, rubini, diamanti

VanLeles, orecchini con rubellite, rubini, diamanti

VanLeles, orecchini con rubellite, rubini, diamanti

VanLeles, orecchini con rubellite e rubini del Mozambico, diamanti

VanLeles, orecchini con rubellite e rubini del Mozambico, diamanti

Orecchini con rubellite, rubini, diamanti

Orecchini con rubellite, rubini, diamanti

Bracciale della collezione Oceania con diamanti e zaffiri

Bracciale della collezione Oceania con diamanti e zaffiri

Anello con zaffiri rosa e diamanti

Anello con zaffiri rosa e diamanti

Legends of Africa, collana di diamanti e smeraldi. Prezzo: 93.000 sterline

Legends of Africa, collana di diamanti e smeraldi. Prezzo: 93.000 sterline

Anello con smeraldi e diamanti. Prezzo: 50.000 sterline

Anello con smeraldi e diamanti. Prezzo: 50.000 sterline

Bracciale di oro bianco, smeraldi e diamanti. Prezzo: 144.000 sterline

Bracciale di oro bianco, smeraldi e diamanti. Prezzo: 144.000 sterline

Orecchini in oro, smeraldi e diamanti. Prezzo: 57.000 sterline

Orecchini in oro, smeraldi e diamanti. Prezzo: 57.000 sterline

Collezione Giardini Incantati. Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa

Collezione Giardini Incantati. Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa

Collezione Timeless Wonderss. Anello Toi e Moi, in oro bianco, diamanti, tormaline Paraiba e rubellite del Mozambico

Collezione Timeless Wonderss. Anello Toi e Moi, in oro bianco, diamanti, tormaline Paraiba e rubellite del Mozambico

Collezione Giardini Incantati. Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa

Collezione Giardini Incantati. Anello in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa

Collezione Giardini Incantati. Orecchini in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa

Collezione Giardini Incantati. Orecchini in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri rosa

Collezione Timeless Wonderss. Orecchini smontabili in oro bianco, diamanti, tormaline Paraiba e rubellite del Mozambico

Collezione Timeless Wonderss. Orecchini smontabili in oro bianco, diamanti, tormaline Paraiba e rubellite del Mozambico








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