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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.

Education Hidden Gems

Hidden Gem: Lucy Crowther, FGA

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry.  This week’s focus is on Lucy Crowther, owner of Minka Jewels .

Crowther is a bespoke jewellery designer and gemmologist. 

See more of who Lucy is and what she does via Instagram, here.

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Hidden Gem: Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society (AGS)

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on  Katherine Bodoh, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Gem Society

Bodoh’s background is in communications. With experience in events, PR and marketing. As mentioned above, she is now at the helm of the AGS (and AGS Labs).

In her own words, [Katheine is] passionate about the mission of the American Gem Society (AGS); I deliver strategic leadership, industry relations, staff development, and member-focused initiatives. Driving day to day strategic planning and management, I consistently focus on all the moving pieces while keeping an eye on the Board’s larger designs for the Association. Well-regarded as a ‘go-getter,’ I have exceptional follow through as I carry out the Society’s strategic plans and future vision.

Founded in 1934, AGS is at the forefront of the gem world – for B2B and B2C – in North America, including Canada. From gemstone services (appraisals, grading and connecting clients to jewellers) to educational programmes. Find out more about the work they do here.