Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry.  This week’s focus is on Marie (Girardot) Vallanet. She has been in the jewelry industry since 1986, with a strong foundation in business development and organization.

As the current President of the Van Cleef Arpels L’Ecole des Arts Joailliers (School of Jewelry Arts), Vallanet is in charge of the institution’s curriculum. This is a truly one of a kind and first of its type school of design, with courses open to the public.

Marie’s CV reads like a jewelry wish list. Prior to starting @VCA in 1999, she was at Cartier for 13 years.

See more about L’Ecole des Arts Joailliers here and follow along on Instagram here.