Born on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Vanessa had lived in Los Angeles, California before moving to Wilmington, North Carolina where she currently resides. She started her career in the costume department of the movie industry where she was able to put her interest in jewelry design to use by designing pieces that have been used in many motion pictures and television shows.
All of the pieces in her collection are designed and handmade by Vanessa. Each piece is crafted of sterling silver, 14 kt yellow gold and rose gold. She uses precious, semiprecious stones and diamonds as well as other natural materials such as wood and bone to create designs that are simple, beautiful and will remain timeless little treasures