Planning Ahead: September 2019

Can you believe it is that time already? Back to school planning. Autumn trade shows. The forecast of trends and collections ideal for the holiday season, and beyond. It always seems to come by so quickly! As you know The Carat Soup advocates modern and contemporary art, dazzling gems and jewellery with a ubiquitous sprinklingContinue reading “Planning Ahead: September 2019”

Hidden Gems: Alice Edwards, The Times and Sunday Times Newspaper, Jewellery Editor

Every Monday I shine a spotlight on hidden gems. Extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on @AliceEdwards. Alice is currently the Jewellery Editor at The Sunday Times & The Times. She started here in the spring of 2016. Before that, the jewellery writer spent over 8 years at Conde Nast. Which includedContinue reading “Hidden Gems: Alice Edwards, The Times and Sunday Times Newspaper, Jewellery Editor”

#BringBackTheBrooch – yellow diamond ribbon brooch

On Wednesday 14th November in Geneva, Sotheby’s sold this brooch for CHF 2,115,000 (CHF 1 = approx USD$0.95-1.00). This was part of the white-glove sale (all lots sold). Bursting with edge-of-my-seat lots and tense ‘gavel down’ moments aplenty. The popularity of brooches throughout this auction season comes as no surprise, as there’s been a socialContinue reading “#BringBackTheBrooch – yellow diamond ribbon brooch”