“Sunstone is a beautiful American-mined gem from the heart of Oregon. It’s important for me to support small, American, independent miners who share the same values of mining ethically. We work with a mine that has an incredible love for this American gem. All of the rough material is mined with passion and care for the environment. Instead of creating mass-produced gemstones, mined without regard to the environment, and cut with machines, they work with award winning gemstone cutters and carvers to actualize the beauty of each gem. They love each gem as if it were their child. I felt like I was entrusted with this gem, like a parent entrusts their child to the care of another. I hoped to present this stone in the best light possible. I was inspired by the gem and its environment. I felt that the gem was a beautiful reflection of its Oregon origins, with a loving, healthy and radiant energy. All jewels should be created this way to maintain its pure energy—with love and compassion from the very beginning to the very end—from the miner, to the cutter to the designer. We believe that creating jewels in this way brings the wearer the best benefits.” — VANESSA LEU
ABOUT VANESSA LEU
Vanessa Leu has a love and appreciation for art and spirituality, and seeks to rewrite the definition of jewelry as something more than a luxury product. Her jewelry is created from gems and precious metals. Disenchanted by unethical practices in the jewelry business, Leu uses her knowledge to create a line of limited-edition pieces that are created with recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds.
Megan Fox looks stunning in Vanessa Leu earrings on the cover of Angeleno Magazine!
Chandelier earrings with pave black diamonds, prasiolites, 18k black gold.
In the Wish Collection, Vanessa Leu creates pieces that highlight a woman’s beauty in a luxurious, mysterious way. The prasiolites bring out the gorgeous color of Megan Fox’s eyes.
From the Illusion Collection: sleek, edgy #earrings in black silver and pyrite. A studio favorite.
The Illusion Collection is inspired by the Buddhist Heart Sutra: “Form is emptiness; Emptiness is form.”
The earrings Naima wore on American Idol.
Collection: Contemporaries. 18k black gold, brilliant trillion cut topaz.
Inspired by a cool, contemporary luxury.
Pink Lady Ring. 18k white gold, rose quartz, round brilliant diamonds.