Hidden Gem: Stellene Volandes, EiC Town & Country Magazine

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Stellene Volandes. Volandes is the Editor in Chief of Town and Country Magazine. Her penchant for jewellery began in Greece, with Lalaounis in Athens. Stellene’s specialist area now spans almost 3 decades. Including a Little Black Book of where to eat, shop and how to be … Continue reading Hidden Gem: Stellene Volandes, EiC Town & Country Magazine

1920s Cartier Comb: coral, onyx, diamond and emerald

“Lest we forget that jewels can come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and forms, I wanted to share an intriguing find. This pair of @cartier coral, onyx, diamond, and emerald combs are from circa 1925 and have French workshop and assay marks indicating they probably were sold out of Cartier Paris. The estimate on these at @sothebys recent December jewelry sale was $20,000—$30,000 but they sold for $125,000 … Continue reading 1920s Cartier Comb: coral, onyx, diamond and emerald

Hidden Gems: Jessica Wyndham, Head of Jewellery, Asia (Sotheby’s)

Jessica Wyndham is the Head of Jewellery, Asia for Sotheby’s. She was promoted to this role earlier this year, as reported by Forbes in March. Having been at the auction house since 2010, Wyndham has made exponential leaps every year since she started there. As I mentioned in a previous article, she’s truly an inspiration. Jessica was on the podium during the record-breaking week of … Continue reading Hidden Gems: Jessica Wyndham, Head of Jewellery, Asia (Sotheby’s)