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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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Women’s Radio Station at #ijl2018


You know I have my own radio show right? If not, now you know! The Show is called Hidden Gems with Maya and it’s on Women’s Radio Station, the Voice of Women worldwide.

The show is designed to showcase extraordinary women from mine to market. Women who work and actively participate in the world of mining, gemstones and jewellery.

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This week Hidden Gems was on the open road, at IJL 2018. I interviewed an eclectic mix of incredible women who come from all walks of life – internationally and in terms of our global industry:
+ Antonella Volpe, Gemmologist and Jewellery Consultant an Italian based in London
+ Carol, Jewellery Designer and Business Owner, French based in London
+ Karen Smit, Research Scientist, GIA, South African based in NYC, North America
+ Kathryn Bishop, Founder of Women’s Jewellery Network and Deputy Editor at a trend forecasting company, Brit based in London

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I’m also incredibly excited to announce I’ve secured interviews with a whole host of additional women #doingthemost in their respective roles in our industry. Watch this space for more!

Also, guess what? My Producer is a woman. My Sound Engineer is a Woman. My interviewees are women. I am a woman surrounded by phenomenal women. For women, by women.


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