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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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Antwerp Hidden Gems

Hidden Gem: Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director at Responsible Jewellery Council (@RJC).

The RJC is an initiative in charge of setting standards for the jewellery supply chain, from mine to market. Which includes diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, gold and platinum group metals.

In their words, Iris is responsible for setting out the mission, vision and values of the RJC, working with its management and Executive Committee to develop and review the direction of the organisation, and establishing stakeholder and industry relationships to promote its objectives.

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Diamonds Hidden Gems

Hidden Gem: Ellen Joncheere, HRD Antwerp CEO

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on Ellen Joncheere, the newly appointed CEO of HRD Antwerp.

*HRD Antwerp has hired Ellen Joncheere as its CEO in the middle of a process to sell the company.
Joncheere currently holds the same position at Fremach International, a supplier of car parts to the automotive industry. She will join HRD on January 20, succeeding interim CEO Michel Janssens, who will retire in mid-2020, a spokesperson for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) said Thursday.

AWDC, which owns HRD, recently fielded takeover bids for the Belgian laboratory from two former heads of the company, Peter Meeus and Serge Couvreur, as well as Israel-based Sarine Technologies, according to sources with knowledge of the process. The spokesperson declined to comment on how Joncheere’s appointment would impact the ongoing sale.

“HRD Antwerp enjoys an excellent reputation internationally, and the lab’s certificates are highly regarded,” said Ari Epstein, CEO of the AWDC. “To ensure the future of HRD Antwerp, it was important to attract a good new CEO. We are very happy with the arrival of Ellen Joncheere.”

Image: Ellen Joncheere. (Ellen Joncheere/LinkedIn) * via.