Capucine Juncker is a jewellery expert and writer, founder of Property of a Lady, a French website dedicated to the history of jewellery. She holds degrees in gemology and philosophy. She gives conferences and contributes to publications for both experts and the general public on the subjects of gemstones and jewellery. Capucine is a co-author of the book ”
“Magnitude: Cartier High Jewelry”, published in 2019 by Flammarion.
Specialized for 20 years in antique jewellery and objects of vertu. His training as a historian led him to undertake research work on the Maison Cartier. His research resulted in the writing, in collaboration with Alain Cartier, of the first book devoted to objects and accessories made by Cartier in the 20th century. His long experience and his research have made him an internationally recognized authority on Cartier. This authority takes the form of carrying out expert appraisals at the request of its clients. He is member of the “Compagnie Nationale des Experts”, “Syndicat National des Antiquaires”, an authorised expert appraiser for vintage Cartier pieces and a founding member of the International Antique Jewelers Association (IAJA).
“I have had a passion for Cartier for years. I had seen and studied so many pieces and books, and with my own personal archives, bit by bit I had been able to discover some of the House’s well guarded secrets. The inventory numbers, the master goldsmiths’ hallmarks and the diverse comments present on the objects slowly became less obscure. Then as a member of the “Compagnie Nationale des Experts” and of the “Syndicat National des Antiquaires”, I had the opportunity to use my knowledge and my expertise to judge many pieces for my clients. “ – writes Olivier in his book.
Olivier Baroin is a renowned expert in Suzanne Belperron work. He is a member of l’Union Française des Experts en objets d’art and author of the book Suzanne Belperron.
After graduating from French jewellery school Haute École de Joaillerie (BJOP) and working in an atelier, he chose a course in Art History to become an expert in antique jewellery in 2001. In 2008, Olivier Baroin acquired 1937-1974 archives belonging to Suzanne Belperron that enabled him to become, today, the leading expert on her work.
Jewellery expert and writer, founder of Le Gemmologue.
“During 2001 spring, I had an appointment in a little company based in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. After an full day here, I decided that I wanted to learn a job related to jewelry industry. Until now, I never left it !
I used to write since many years, but it became really important for me from 2011 when I began to write for jewelry and gemology focused magazines (AFG, Le Pays Lorrain, InColor…). At the same time, I worked for different associations for which I managed press relations.
At the end of 2013, I created Le Gemmologue. This jewelry and gemology focused website is exactly what I need to speak about my professional industry : new collections, legal watch, gemology news, auctions, new books… More important, it is the perfect place where men and women of my industry could explain why their jobs are so exiting : jewelers, gem setters, polishers, designers, gem cutters…”