Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems, extraordinary women in our industry.

This week, my focus is on Bebe Bakhshi. Or as she’s popularly known @champagnegem

The following is Bebe’s story, in her own words.

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My name is Bebe and I am a Persian born, Melbourne based jewellery blogger and diamond enthusiast with passion for high-end jewels and diamonds. Being Persian I was exposed to high-end jewels and sparkly diamonds and gemstones since my childhood and I believe that is how my obsession and passion started! I was a full time employee of our family business for more than 10 years and in between of trying to manage a work life balanced lifestyle, I enrolled for GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional AJP program to gain general knowledge about diamonds and precious gemstones as a hobby.  In 2010 along with my partner we made a decision to move to Australia and pursue a lifestyle different from what we were accustomed to and follow our dreams. While settling in Melbourne, I decided to establish a blog and write about my views and opinion on different jewellery and watch brands, diamonds and gemstones to share with my followers from across the globe.