Born and raised in Italy, Francesca Neri combines her passion for design with artisanal craftsmanship to create timeless jewellery pieces with a twist. Interested in gems and jewellery from an early age, she earned a bachelor's degree in management before attending a jewellery design course at Politecnico di Milano, where she discovered her passion for the design universe. During her university years, she worked as an apprentice in a jewellery laboratory in Valenza, the main goldsmith district of Italy, and designed her first pieces. Francesca started to work as a fine jewellery designer in Rome, then she moved to London where she worked as a fashion jewellery designer and subsequently earned a master's degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Today Francesca designs fine and high jewellery for international brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as for bespoke projects.
June 2017, Davidoff x CSM Men's accessories Contest, shortlisted
June 2018, CSM Degree Show II: Central Saint Martins, London