Fine jewellery brand VanLeles Diamonds has partnered with Gemfields to launch a new range of haute couture jewellery.
Vanleles has launched three new collection that pay tribute to designer Vania Leles’ African heritage.
For the Gemfields collaboration, the Legends of Africa collection honours two unconventional figures in 19th century history, Dido Elizabeth Bele and Sarah Forbes Bonetta, two black women who, in remarkable twists of fate, entered British royalty. The strength of both women inspired Vania to create this capsule collection, each showcasing diamonds, 18 carat white and blackened gold and fine quality Gemfields sourced Zambian emeralds.
The collection includes chandelier cascade earrings, an asymmetrical V-shaped collar necklace and ring, as well as a cutting edge cross-shaped ring and cuff, that wrap elegantly around its wearer.
‘Legends of Africa’ reverently highlights Leles’ culture by responsibly and ethically sourcing all gemstones and fair mined gold used throughout her collections.
Gemfields and VanLeles share a special affinity for philanthropy and safe mining, principles that are fundamental to both brands.
Vania’s endless imagination and fervor for intricate design are also evident in two additional collections that source inspiration from her heritage and memories growing up in Africa, the Zanzibar collection featuring fine paribas, and Mussulo collection, which showcases sapphires and diamonds.