Hidden Gem: Joanna Hardy, Jewellery Historian, Author and Lecturer

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week my focus is on Joanna Hardy F.G.A., D.G.A., F.R.S.A In addition to her impressive accolades, Joanna has a sincere appreciation for jewellery. As well as the rich and often colourful tales that accompany jewels. With more than 30 years of experience, Hardy is regularly called upon to provide detailed and fascinating … Continue reading Hidden Gem: Joanna Hardy, Jewellery Historian, Author and Lecturer

Atelier du Bracelet Genève

On a crisp, weekday afternoon, I visited Atelier du Bracelet Genève. They specialise in tailor-made and bespoke watch straps. Like everything else in this city, having a local showing one around, makes an enormous difference. Thankfully I went with an expert to meet the experts. Which I’d highly recommend! You can call them on +41 (0) 22 344 24 24 or emailinfo[at]adbg.ch Continue reading Atelier du Bracelet Genève

Hidden Gems: Eva Violante

Every Monday, The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week the focus is Eva Violante. She’s a Senior Jewellery Specialist and Vice President, Phillips New York. When Violante joined the company last May 2018, they said: “[Phillips is] building a world-class jewelry department around the world,” Susan Abeles said in a statement. “It’s the right time to … Continue reading Hidden Gems: Eva Violante