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Hidden Gems: Aline Sylla-Walbaum

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Aline Sylla-Walbaum. Aline is the Global head of Luxury at Christie's. Let me write that again, for those who missed it... the GLOBAL HEAD OF LUXURY (upper case nécessaire). As her title suggests, this luxury… Continue reading Hidden Gems: Aline Sylla-Walbaum

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Do you want to own a piece of Marie Antoinette’s jewel collection?

<<By Maya MK>> On 12 November 2018, you can own a  piece of Marie Antoinette's jewel collection. She was a bon vivant and last Queen of France. Before I go further, I have to tell you a story quickly. A necklace that once belonged to Marie Antoinette was purposely destroyed after a winning bidder claimed… Continue reading Do you want to own a piece of Marie Antoinette’s jewel collection?

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Hidden Gems: Ioanna (Joanna) Lalaounis

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Ioanna (Joanna) Lalaounis of Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum (link) in Athens, Greece.     What you need to know about Ioanna and her role: Ms Lalaounis is the Director - working alongside her sisters - at… Continue reading Hidden Gems: Ioanna (Joanna) Lalaounis