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  Contact: Vania Lee Vanessa Leu Fine Jewelry Phone: (310) 622-7087 Email: vania@vanessaleu.com www.vanessaleu.com

VANESSA LEU

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY

"There is inward beauty only when you feel real love for people, and for all the things of the earth; and with that love there comes a tremendous sense of consideration, watchfulness, patience." - J. Krishnamurti

For jewelry artist Vanessa Leu, true beauty cannot be without inward beauty, and a cultivation of inward beauty naturally inspires outward beauty. A writer and journalist in her native Taiwan who later immigrated to the United States, Vanessa Leu is a jewelry artist with multicultural insights to Eastern and Western art and philosophy. A keen knowledge of the philosophies of her heritage, including her Zen practice, the works of Lao Tzu, Ba Da Shan Ren inform her work, and an abounding love of nature, contemporary art and people inspires her collections. The result is a line of jewelry that marries the beauties of two cultures and transcends to the soul. Yet, to limit her work to biography is to assign boundaries to her designs. An award winning artist, Vanessa infuses life in minimalist lines. There is a transcendent quality to her work; each piece is significant and luxurious without being showy. She achieves a tasteful luxury through attention to subtleties. Vanessa Leu sees her jewelry art as a vehicle to pursue a life-long mission. Her journey to achieve both inward and outward beauty has been evident throughout her life. Freshfaced, and recently graduated from college, she ventured deep into the Taiwan mountains to help aborigines improve their dire living conditions. As a journalist, her writing was a tool to increase awareness of issues plaguing society as well as an art form to share beauty. As a mother, she sacrificed her career to raise her son and daughter to live healthy, compassionate lives. As a jewelry artist, she shares her appreciation for beauty and encourages compassion in our daily lives through her collections. Her passion for jewelry began in Taiwan, where she studied gemology and jewelry design. Later, she studied at the Gemological Institute of America. Vanessa chooses to work with gemstones and auspicious symbols to inspire


Contact: Vania Lee Vanessa Leu Fine Jewelry Phone: (310) 622-7087 Email: vania@vanessaleu.com www.vanessaleu.com

an inward as well as outward beauty. Each jewelry piece has a meaning, and is meant to deliver blessings to the wearer. Her jewelry is meant to be intimate, important talismans for the wearer; all collections are handcrafted in limited edition to preserve the integrity of each piece. The jewelry is crafted in the USA with conflict-free diamonds, ecoconscious materials and reclaimed metals. Her talents have not gone unnoticed; Vanessa Leu is an internationally recognized jewelry artist. To date, she has been awarded JCK 2010 Rising Star, which is a prestigious industry recognition. Fashion industry leaders including international editors, and Hollywood stylists have recognized her work. Fashion Bible “Women’s Wear Daily” named Vanessa Leu “One to Watch” in 2012. Vanessa Leu fine jewelry has been worn on the red carpet on such occasions as the Grammy Awards, Golden Globes on celebrities such as Megan Fox, Maria Sharapova, Julianne Hough and more.

VANESSA LEU


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