27 episodes

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 • 17 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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    THE FUTURE OF DIAMONDS with Stephen Webster and De Beers Group's Stephen Lussier

    THE FUTURE OF DIAMONDS with Stephen Webster and De Beers Group's Stephen Lussier

    Carol discusses the future of diamonds with two experts in the field: Stephen Lussier, the De Beers group's executive vice president for brands and consumer markets, and with Stephen Webster, jeweller to the stars.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones
    For more information, please see: www.carolwoolton.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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    • 38 min
    THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR'S JEWELS with Hugo Vickers

    THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR'S JEWELS with Hugo Vickers

    Carol has an in-depth conversation with historian, writer and broadcaster Hugo Vickers on the fascinating topic of Wallis, Duchess Of Windsor, and her glittering and romantic jewellery collection.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones
    For more information, please see: www.carolwoolton.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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    • 42 min
    SOTHEBY'S TIARAS WITH KRISTIAN SPOFFORTH & KIKI MCDONOUGH

    SOTHEBY'S TIARAS WITH KRISTIAN SPOFFORTH & KIKI MCDONOUGH

    Ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the Sotheby's exhibition Power & Image: Royal & Aristocratic Tiaras, Kristian Spofforth, head of jewellery, takes Carol to look at the 46 tiaras on show, including one made by designer Kiki McDonough, who also joins Carol and Kristian for the conversation.
    Read Carol's piece on tiaras in Air Mail here https://airmail.news/issues/2022-5-28/every-tiara-has-a-story
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones
    For more information, please see: www.carolwoolton.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

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    • 36 min
    CHATSWORTH HOUSE - THE ENDURING AND LIVING COLLECTION

    CHATSWORTH HOUSE - THE ENDURING AND LIVING COLLECTION

    Following a visit to Chatsworth House, the stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Carol talks to Sash Giles, curator of decorative arts, about Chatsworth's extraordinary collection. Also Carol will talk to artist Tarka Kings about the jewellery she has created for the new Chatsworth exhibition Living With Art We Love, which runs until October 2022.
    https://www.chatsworth.org/events/living-with-art-we-love/
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones
    For more information, please see: www.carolwoolton.com
    Follow Carol Woolton:  @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music and 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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    • 48 min
    BRIDGERTON episode reissue with bonus content

    BRIDGERTON episode reissue with bonus content

    To celebrate the second season of Bridgerton kicking off, Carol talks about her recent visit to the Bridgerton set and jewellery workshop, just outside London. Plus: another chance to hear her interview with the show's original costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, and master jewellery craftsman Lorenzo Mancianti.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones
    For more information, please see: www.carolwoolton.com
    Follow Carol Woolton:  @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music and 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
    THE TUDORS: POWER AND PORTRAIT JEWELS

    THE TUDORS: POWER AND PORTRAIT JEWELS

    Carol investigates the jewellery collection of the Tudors and how they were represented in portraiture of the time. She is joined by two experts on the subject: Dr Charlotte Bolland, senior curator of 16th century collections and research at the National Portrait Gallery, and author and historian Dr Nicola Tallis.
    This episode is brought to you by @fuligemstones
    For more information, please see: www.carolwoolton.com
    Follow Carol Woolton:  @carolwoolton
    Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
    Music and 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
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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A Sparkling New Podcast

Fabulous podcast, fabulous guests, and Carol manages to extract the most wonderful stories from all of her guests. A ‘must’ listen!

dirty pebbles ,

Hooray for Hollywood

A highly enjoyable listen and love all the Liz Taylor stories

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A real gem

The first podcast dedicated to a brilliant subject. Great guests and fresh insight underpinned by Carol Woolton’s rich global experience

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