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Hidden Gem: Jennifer Bloy, International Jewellery Designer

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on Jennifer Bloy of Jennifer Bloy Designs.

Her team says: “Jennifer is a highly successful jewellery designer to the UK trade and overseas. She has produced designs for most of the leading companies in Britain and works with many prestigious clients.”

The Goldsmiths’ Centre says: Jennifer Bloy has created pieces for Royalty and rock stars and is as happy designing an engagement ring as designing gold binoculars. Her work ranges from pieces of fashion jewellery made for a few pounds to exclusive gifts retailing for many thousands. Jennifer is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and is on the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council. She is currently lecturing in design on the Foundation Programme at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

Other bespoke services

  • Wax model making
  • Making jewellery to special commissions
  • Design tuition

Click here (link) for Jennifer’s website and contact information.

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Happy New Year: Roaring 20's and The Carat Soup 5th Birthday

Happy new year!

1 January 2020 marks the start of a new calendar year and new decade. This month also marks 5 years since the first ever blog post on The Carat Soup. Thank you so much for all your support over the passed 5 years. Lots of exciting collaborations to mark the occasion: from one of the world’s largest diamond distributors to a Swiss bank. Raise your glass… and watch this space!

With gratitude and respect,
Maya MK

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De Beers Diamond Sales Fall Further

‘De Beers’s diamond sales this year slumped by almost $1.4 billion, capping a torrid 12 months.The Anglo American Plc unit sold $425 million this month at its last sale of the year. That brought its total to just $4 billion in 2019.There has been little good news this year. An oversupply of rough diamonds, a surfeit of polished stones and falling prices have piled pressure on the companies that mine diamonds, as well as the lower-profile businesses that cut, polish and trade them.The diamond midstream, the industry’s link between African mines and jewelry stores in New York, London and Hong Kong, is being squeezed like rarely before. With too much supply and banks tightening their financing, many traders are unprofitable. They’ve also been left holding a lot of inventory that’s falling in value and taking longer to clear than many expected.’

Originally reported by Bloomberg (via).