“Collecting Jewellery is both an emotional and intellectual pursuit”

After some years at LVMH and Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris, a stint in Jaipur to discover Mughal Heritage, Karine Zacharias has become a jewellery scout. Sourcing hidden treasures from private collectors all around the globe, the French-born gemologist (GIA) puts her energies into her talent for tracking down miniature works of art to wear and collect imparting the elusive “French Touch”. Zacharias has been a jewellery curator for exhibitions and contemporary design galleries including Carpenters Workshop Gallery.