Hi, I'm Jill !

I'm the creator and founder of Vaea Designs. I'm an author-photographer and jeweler based in the foothills of the Pyrenees in France.

With roots entangled in nature, my work is strongly influenced by my Nordic origins, the mineral world, and Northern Hemisphere countries such as Iceland.

I create meaningful jewelry you can connect with and enjoy each day when worn purposefully. I believe that jewelry can have a real benefit: My pieces go beyond the fact that they're simple objects. They help to connect you to your inner self and focus your energies and feelings on what defines you.

Vaea Designs's brand story

Handcrafted Icelandic Jewelry Inspired by the North


  • Bea

    "Beautiful protective jewelry, received very quickly and thoughtfully. Jill will also explain how to care for these beauties"

  • Corinne

    "Very fast and very neat shipping. Beautiful creation that makes you want to buy more jewelry from Vaea designs. I recommend ++++++++"

  • Stéphanie

    "Beautiful necklace. It is not massive and that's what I like because it remains discreet and it makes its difference. Fast shipping. Great communication with the maker. Thanks Jill"

  • William

    "Nice Polynesian inspired pendant with an original size and excellent communication with Jill"

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Vaea Designs's core values

  • Responsible Design

    Designed with integrity and durably handcrafted for connecting back with authenticity.

  • Sustainable Sourcing

    I only partner with people who put the earth, and its people, first. From ethically sourced stones, materials and packaging, every aspect is carefully considered.

  • Reasoned handmade production

    To reconnect with a responsible and meaningful consumption, and a reduced waste of raw materials.

  • Recycled metal

    I use recycled brass and stainless steel, both of which are not considered precious. By using traditional jewelry-making techniques, I aim to give new life and value to these materials.

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