Milan-born, London-based jewellery designer Vanessa Pederzani creates jewellery collections for a new generation of contemporary, design-conscious, feisty women. There is gentleness at times, playfulness, and boldness at others, but all her pieces have in common distinctive craftsmanship and unpredictable charm.
A trained gemologist, who honed her expertise at Pederzani Jewellery, her family business founded in Milan in 1947, and then at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, before striking out on her own, Vanessa exercises a unique approach. Her passion for coloured gemstones, nature, and details, inspires her to create unique jewels that resemble miniature art pieces.
The Pederzani name brings with it the kudos of three generations of an Italian family who have served as jewellers to European industrialists, royalty and celebrities.
What defines your style?
“My brand motto is: elegant, yet daring, jewellery. The idea is to design contemporary jewels that are a bit edgy, keeping a stylish, well-proportioned, timeless style and a traditional manufacture.”
What are your most commonly used materials?
18 carats yellow and white gold, diamonds and pearls