U.S. jeweller Tiffany & Co has asked French luxury retail giant LVMH, to increase their USD$14.5 billion acquisition offer. According to a report by Reuters, Tiffany & Co have made this request, “arguing that [LVMH] significantly undervalues the U.S. jewelry chain,” continuing “Tiffany’s board decided that LVMH’s $120-per-share, all-cash bid was too low to become the basis for negotiations, the sources said. Tiffany informed LVMH it could open its books and provide confidential due diligence if the French luxury group sweetens its offer, the sources added.”
Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on Nadia Morgenthaler.
A Geneva-based contemporary jeweller. Who, after 25 years of honing her skills with international jewellers, set off on her own endeavour as of 2013. Creating magnificent fine jewellery at Nadia Morgenthaler Fine Jewellery (link).
Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on Anastasia Buisman of @ashianalondon a London-based jewellery and accessories brand that has craftsmanship at its core.
“Inspiration for me comes from the little things like the mirrors and colours I see in Jaipur to the colour of the soil against the green in Kenya to just walking around a diverse city like London. Put all this together and you are just buzzing with new ideas that can translate into fashion and what better way to express it than accessories. The ethos behind Ashiana was to create an affordable yet luxurious label for the travelling woman. Jewellery , bags and scarves that travel well, look great on any occasion and that are not so expensive that they need to be locked up in a safe.” – Anastasia Buisman