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Jewels are the starting point to discuss past eras, romance, lost fortunes, revolution, precious stones and personal histories. This podcast explores every facet of jewellery – from who makes it, to who wears it, and why – and is a must-listen for everyone who loves jewellery or might be buying a piece of jewellery; anyone interested in design and history; and all those who love a rollicking real-life story. Carol Woolton is Britain’s leading authority on jewellery and gemstones and has entertained and informed the readers of British Vogue and Tatler as Jewellery Editor for more than 25 years. She is a writer, lecturer, historian, editor, curator, stylist, and author of five books on the fascinating subject of jewellery. She has contributed widely to magazines, newspapers and online supplements around the world including the Financial Times, Vogue China, Vanity Fair, Air Mail, American Vogue, Tatler and the Daily Telegraph. Carol mentors and promotes young jewellers and designers and is a founder member of the Leopards charity (#londonleopards), established in 2016, to preserve the expertise, innovation and design excellence in jewellery as well as identifying and nurturing young talent critical to its future.
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If Jewels Could Talk with Carol Woolton Carol Woolton

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Jewels are the starting point to discuss past eras, romance, lost fortunes, revolution, precious stones and personal histories. This podcast explores every facet of jewellery – from who makes it, to who wears it, and why – and is a must-listen for everyone who loves jewellery or might be buying a piece of jewellery; anyone interested in design and history; and all those who love a rollicking real-life story. Carol Woolton is Britain’s leading authority on jewellery and gemstones and has entertained and informed the readers of British Vogue and Tatler as Jewellery Editor for more than 25 years. She is a writer, lecturer, historian, editor, curator, stylist, and author of five books on the fascinating subject of jewellery. She has contributed widely to magazines, newspapers and online supplements around the world including the Financial Times, Vogue China, Vanity Fair, Air Mail, American Vogue, Tatler and the Daily Telegraph. Carol mentors and promotes young jewellers and designers and is a founder member of the Leopards charity (#londonleopards), established in 2016, to preserve the expertise, innovation and design excellence in jewellery as well as identifying and nurturing young talent critical to its future.
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    JEANNE TOUSSAINT AND CARTIER'S PANTHER

    JEANNE TOUSSAINT AND CARTIER'S PANTHER

    Carol travels to Paris for a fascinating conversation discuss one of the most inspirational figures in Cartier's history, Jeanne Toussaint, with Cartier's Director of Image, Style and Heritage, Pierre Rainero.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones https://fuligemstones.com
    Follow Carol Woolton: @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music & editing by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Creative direction by Scott Bentley @bentleycreative
    Illustrations Jordi Labanda @jordilabanda
    Read Carol Woolton in Vogue magazine – vogue.co.uk/fashion/jewellery and carolwoolton.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    ANTI-ANXIETY JEWELLERY WITH PSYCHOTHERAPIST JULIA SAMUEL AND JEWELLER CHARLOTTE GARNETT

    ANTI-ANXIETY JEWELLERY WITH PSYCHOTHERAPIST JULIA SAMUEL AND JEWELLER CHARLOTTE GARNETT

    Celebrated psychotherapist Julia Samuel talks to Carol about why jewellery can be important to managing anxiety and stress in today's world, while jeweller Charlotte Garnett tells her how this can be put into practice.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones https://fuligemstones.com
    Follow Carol Woolton: @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music & editing by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Creative direction by Scott Bentley @bentleycreative
    Illustrations Jordi Labanda @jordilabanda
    Read Carol Woolton in Vogue magazine – vogue.co.uk/fashion/jewellery and carolwoolton.com

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    • 51 min
    HOLLYWOOD LOVES DIAMONDS Part Two - with Frank Everett

    HOLLYWOOD LOVES DIAMONDS Part Two - with Frank Everett

    For the second of our Oscar specials, Carol talks to her friend Frank Everett, Vice Chairman Sotheby’s Jewellery, about the enduring but ever-changing love affair between Hollywood and fine jewellery.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones https://fuligemstones.com
    Follow Carol Woolton: @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music & editing by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Additional visual content by Isabella Thompson @isa.tom
    Creative direction by Scott Bentley @bentleycreative
    Illustrations Jordi Labanda @jordilabanda
    Read Carol Woolton in Vogue magazine – vogue.co.uk/fashion/jewellery and carolwoolton.com

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    • 39 min
    HOLLYWOOD LOVES DIAMONDS Part One - with Maura Spiegel

    HOLLYWOOD LOVES DIAMONDS Part One - with Maura Spiegel

    In our first special episode for Academy Awards season, Carol speaks to author Maura Spiegel Ph.D., teacher of literature and film at Columbia University in New York City, about the changing role of jewels in Hollywood, both in the films themselves and on the red carpet.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones https://fuligemstones.com
    Follow Carol Woolton: @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music & editing by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Creative direction by Scott Bentley @bentleycreative
    Illustrations Jordi Labanda @jordilabanda
    Read Carol Woolton in Vogue magazine – vogue.co.uk/fashion/jewellery and carolwoolton.com

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    • 45 min
    MICHÈLE LAMY TALKS GOLD TEETH, JEWELLERY TRIBES AND RICK OWENS

    MICHÈLE LAMY TALKS GOLD TEETH, JEWELLERY TRIBES AND RICK OWENS

    Carol heads to Paris, where she has an in depth conversation with the groundbreaking and inspirational polymath, designer and entrepreneur Michèle Lamy, about her life, her taste, her outlook and her obsessions.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones https://fuligemstones.com
    Follow Carol Woolton: @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music & editing by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Creative direction by Scott Bentley @bentleycreative
    Illustrations Jordi Labanda @jordilabanda
    Read Carol Woolton in Vogue magazine – vogue.co.uk/fashion/jewellery and carolwoolton.com

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    • 44 min
    MAGNIFICENT GEMS FOR A BETTER WORLD

    MAGNIFICENT GEMS FOR A BETTER WORLD

    For an altogether different gem experience, Carol heads to California to visit the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County, and speaks to Mineral Sciences Curator Dr Aaron Celestian and jeweller Robert Procop about their fabulous new exhibition, 100 Carats: Icons Of The Gem World, which runs until April 21st.
    You can find information about the exhibition here... https://nhm.org/experience-nhm/exhibitions-natural-history-museum/100-carats
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones https://fuligemstones.com
    Follow Carol Woolton: @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music & editing by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
    Creative direction by Scott Bentley @bentleycreative
    Illustrations Jordi Labanda @jordilabanda
    Read Carol Woolton in Vogue magazine – vogue.co.uk/fashion/jewellery and carolwoolton.com

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

AlexMCopenhagen ,

Exceptional podcast: brilliant and fascinating

Skilled interviewing of fascinating guests with great stories to tell. Love this.

Erichan80 ,

Fascinating

Brilliant podcast series with varied themes, Carol Woolton is a brilliant interviewer and the topics are fascinating. Not just for those interested in jewellery, but fashion, art, history and culture too. I love it!

MaryW5 ,

Insightful and entertaining

Carol interviews jewellery insiders with such thoughtfulness that it draws out fantastic insights and is incredibly entertaining.

I would love the microphone to be flipped one day and for someone to interview Carol herself, so that we can learn from her wealth of experience!

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