Hidden Gems: Marion Boehm, Artist

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Marion Boehm. Whose work I discovered @154artfair a couple of weeks ago.   In their words: “Marion Boehm studied Design with a major focus on graphic design at University FH Darmstadt, Germany. After traveling extensively in countries like Italy and France, Marion Boehm settled in … Continue reading Hidden Gems: Marion Boehm, Artist

Enormous rare pink diamond: Christie’s, London – The Pink Legacy

Did you see @christiesjewels teaser video yesterday? They posted a mysterious “something exciting is coming to London tomorrow…” Slightly paraphrased yet, it came today, it is *here*. All 18.69 carats of it. Dubbed The Pink Legacy and aptly described by Tom Moses Executive VP at GIA as “the rarest of all gemstones.” Christie’s website states: “Only one in 100,000 diamonds possess a colour deep enough to qualify as ‘Fancy … Continue reading Enormous rare pink diamond: Christie’s, London – The Pink Legacy

Hidden Gems: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry – gemstones, jewellery, mining and luxury. This week my focus is on Njideka Akunyili Crosby. She’s a contemporary conceptual artist whose paintings went from USD$3000 to a record breaking USD$3,000,000 at auction. I have several of her works – digitally, oh how I look forward to owning one IRL – saved … Continue reading Hidden Gems: Njideka Akunyili Crosby