about the designer
Vanessa is a New York City based Haitian-American designer that has worked in the jewelry industry since 2011. She has worked on jewelry teams for private label brands and major retailers; as well as worked as a jewelry consultant for up-and-coming and established designers.
Vanessa has always created and worn her own jewelry pieces for as long as she can remember, as her earliest memory was making beaded earrings and necklaces as a little girl to sell at family yard sales in Massachusetts. As a professional in the jewelry industry, Vanessa started to create her own personal pieces to wear, which quickly caught the attention of friends and strangers.
After creating custom orders for clients as a side hustle for many years, she decided to launch her first capsule collection entitled Enteresant in 2016. The Enteresant Collection was a compilation of all the pieces she created for herself over the years - which all showed her love for simple, clean - yet edgy designs that can be worn daily everywhere.
After suffering the devastating loss of her daughter in 2019, Vanessa designed through her grieving process, resulting in the N.C. Fine Jewelry Collection, Amari Collection, and Bars Collection – leading to the re-launch of the business on what would have been her daughter's first birthday in 2020, as V.BELLAN jewelry.