Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Joanna Hardy F.G.A., D.G.A., F.R.S.A

In addition to her impressive accolades, Joanna has a sincere appreciation for jewellery. As well as the rich and often colourful tales that accompany jewels.

With more than 30 years of experience, Hardy is regularly called upon to provide detailed and fascinating accounts of jewellery. From royal jewels to hidden gems tucked away and revealed decades later.

” Joanna is an independent fine jewellery specialist, conducting masterclasses and lectures worldwide. She is a published author with her books Collect Contemporary JewelryEmerald and Ruby, all published by Thames & Hudson. Joanna has recently launched an online Jewellery Foundation Course, curates contemporary jewellery selling exhibitions, is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society, a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a regular jewellery specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow. “*

Head to the mines in Mozambique or secret vaults of jewellery districts, by living vicariously through @JoannaHardyLtd on Instagram, or see Joanna’s website here.

*words from www.joannahardy.com

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