Diamonds are forever….
Vania Leles is founder and Creative Director of VANLELES. Born in Guinea Bissau, educated in Lisbon and London, Vania’s multi-faceted career in the world of international luxury took her to Paris and New York, where she lived for several years. She now calls London her home and has established her brand and built a family. A true citizen of the world, Vania Leles has made VANLELES a global brand.
After graduating from the Gemmological Institute of America and spending over a decade working for renowned fine jewellery brands GRAFF, De Beers and Sotheby’s, Vania Leles decided to launch her brand in 2011 with an atelier in London’s New Bond Street, the very heart of the international fine jewellery.
VANLELES is a fine jewellery brand, whose DNA is deeply steeped in its African heritage. The brand’s splendid and timeless creations are excellently crafted by the world’s most skilled jewellery makers and have become a reference among collectors and connoisseurs. Through an unwavering commitment to ethical sourcing of gemstones and precious metals and an unparalleled belief in responsible mining, VANLELES is leading the way for a new era of mindful and engaged luxury.
All VANLELES’ diamonds are certified by the most respected laboratories in the diamond industry, known for their consistency and unbiased grading systems.
For their corporate social responsibility, VANLELES is a proud supporter of the Malaika Foundation, a charity seeking to empower Congolese girls and their communities through education and health programs. The company is also donating 30% of sales across all collections (excluding Bridal and Bespoke) to the African Union COVID-19 Fund.