Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Vanessa Cron aka @jewelsandthegang on Instagram.

Cron is based in Geneva, Switzerland and hails from France. The jewellery historian has over 20 years of experience. Including as co-author of Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed with Vincent Meylan. She is also a consultant and lecturer of ‘Jewellery Design History’ class at the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève). Vanessa is an expert in antique jewellery, gemstones and spent 15 years as a Jewellery Archivist and Senior Cataloguer at Christie’s.

Among various jewellery researched by Vanessa, my favourite piece that stands out is the Feuille de Groseillier diamond brooch, sold by Christie’s in Geneva in 2014.

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