Hidden Gem: Ruth Mary Chipperfield, Jeweller @ruthmaryjewellery

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry.  This week's focus is on  Ruth Mary Jewellery. Founded by jeweller Ruth Mary Chipperfield.In their words:"[the company...] began with an idea to unite hand-stitched lace with precious metal, creating luxury pieces of jewellery for forward-thinking woman. It’s founder Ruth [...]

Auction House: Chiswick Auctions (London) 6 figure record breaking ruby sale

Chiswick Auctions set a new house record last week (17 September 2019), selling a ruby ring for 6 figures. The London based auction house sold a 10.51 carat, natural, unheated ruby with diamond surround for GBP 462,500 ($576,817). Copyright (c) Chiswick Auctions Reflecting on the sale, Sarah Duncan the Head of Jewellery at the auction [...]

Auction House: Christie’s – A Vanity Affair

Christie's Paris had an exhibition from 13 - 17 September 2019. Titled A Vanity Affair, showcasing 75 superbly designed vanity cases. Part of a wider collection which includes 160 in total. All of which were made my the finest jewellery houses of world famous Place Vendôme (the heart of fine jewellery in Paris). In addition [...]