Hidden Gem: Marie (Girardot) Vallanet, President @VCA School of Jewelry Arts

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry.  This week’s focus is on Marie (Girardot) Vallanet. She has been in the jewelry industry since 1986, with a strong foundation in business development and organization. As the current President of the Van Cleef Arpels L’Ecole des Arts Joailliers […]

Jewellery: New Collection – BaubleBar

On 14 August 2019, BaubleBar launched their latest collection. This time with gold and diamonds. Since its inception, the millennial fave has been selling costume jewellery. The was a mini detour back in 2017 with the Everyday Fine Collection, featuring 18K gold-plated silver jewellery for less than USD$100. With the latest collection, prices start from […]

Hidden Gem: Meredith Schlessinger, GG

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Meredith Schlessinger, a GIA Graduate Gemologist. The US based gemologist has a (jewel) background in sales, buying and appraising. Since 2015, Schlessinger has been in charge of diamond and gemstone procurement. At an […]