Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia developed her interest in jewelry design and goldsmithing while studying architecture and interior design. The pursuit of this passion lead her to complete coursework in Gemology at IGI Antwerp— including “Colored Stones Identification,” “Colored Stones Grading and Evaluation,” and “Pearl Grading and Evaluation”— and eventually to realize a jewelry line of her own in 2011. After participating in various AltaRoma editions and projects, including Simonetta Gianfelici’s Room Service, AltaRoma, presented her Jack in the Pulpit Collection in July of 2013, as part of their official calendar. Soon after, the collection was exhibited at the US Embassy in Rome and, in the same year, landed in St. Petersburg. Over the years, Mancinelli has also collaborated with fashion designers such as Marco Grisolia and Quattromani, finalists of WION 2013, creating jewelry for their collections. Her jewelry has appeared in a variety of international publications in print and online, including Vogue, Vogue Accessory, Vogue Talents, Elle Mexico, Elle Shopping, Elle Germany, Harpers Bazaar, MarieClaire, Grazia Qatar, BookModa, Collezioni Haute Couture, L’Officiel Thailand, Cosmopolitan, and among the “New Jewelry Favourites” of Olivia Palermo.
In 2014 the Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia has been selected by an international Jury of journalists and top buyers, among with can be listed Franca Sozzani, Suzy Menkes, Tim Blanks and Terron Schaefer, as accessory finalist for WHO IS ON NEXT?, the fashion scouting project dedicated to the young talents of Made in Italy fashion, conceived and developed by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italia, recognized as one of the most important creative platforms worldwide.