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

Silvestri is the Creative Director @bulgariofficial . Focusing namely on jewels and lifestyle. The Italian gem hunter, started her career at the world renowned maison, aged 18.

In an interview with AE World, Lucia said: “One of the first lessons that I learnt from Mr Bulgari, was not to buy a stone if you don’t have a plan for using it, so I always ensure that I always have an idea for a stone before I buy it, although I will allow this idea to change. When we work with coloured gems we start with the gems, whereas when working with diamonds we start from an idea as it is easier to find diamonds.”

To gem hunt, jet set and see behind the scenes of the jewellery creative process, follow @LuciaSilvestri on Instagram.