After some years at Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris as well as a stint in Jaipur to discover the heritage of the Maharajas, Karine Zacharias has become a jewelry hunter. Sourcing hidden treasures from private collectors, her travels all around the globe, estate sales and flea markets, the French born, London based gemologist (GIA) is irremediably attracted by Post War unique pieces that speak of a natural elegance. Also captivated by the history of the heritage pieces and stories around them, she tracks precious gems, historical pieces and stylish vintage jewels…to wear, collect and cherish, imparting the elusive “French Touch”.
Evy Philippides comes from a family of entrepreneurs who has always worked in luxury for generations and used to be, for the better part of a century, the agents of Boucheron in the Middle East. She started her first company at 21, which is still running successfully and thereafter, studied at Columbia Business School in NYC. She has always been passionate about jewelry and started collecting at a very young age, constantly learning about styles, designers, techniques, collectors, historical pieces and how they changed and made history. Today, amongst others, what catches her eye are Hellenistic rings and 60s, 70s pieces .