Vaea, a whole name, a whole universe. Vaea is the first name of my daughter born in 2017, which means in Polynesian: "Sovereign who shared the great ocean" in the myths and legends of the archipelago. It also means "small state of peace". A whole name connected to the sea, the ocean, and its related legends. As you will have understood, it is my main source of inspiration.
Vaea Designs is hand made jewellery, made in France, with carved beach pebbles... shells... freshwater pearls, mother-of-pearl, precious gems, blue and green tones... then comes a golden touch and Vaea Designs was born.
Oceanic and mineral inspirations, set in a minimalist spirit, a geometric touch, remaining simple and timeless to highlight the fiercy woman wearing the jewel and not the other way around.
I discovered jewellery in Paris in Christian Lacroix's haute-couture workshops during my student days while doing my internships. Life later guided me to other spheres, where I worked in a variety of different jobs : retail sales in the luxury sector, a children's clothing designer, a home help for the elderly, and an author photographer still working today. For the most part, therefore, creation and creativity were omnipresent.
It is only natural that a return to the roots, if I can put it that way, has knocked on my door at a turning point in my new mother and a fulfilled woman life. A desire to please by bringing my creativity and remaining faithful to my essence and my universe.