“Collecting Jewellery is both an emotional and intellectual pursuit”
Sourcing hidden treasures from private collections all around the world, Karine Zacharias tracks down miniature works of art to wear and collect, imparting the elusive and feminine ” French Touch”. Her collection showcases influential, original and timeless designs from the 20th century with a focus on master craftsmanship, strong designs and unparalleled artistry. Her rare, often one-of-a-kind, signed and handmade jewelry comes mainly from modernist designers, artists or famous jewelry houses. Based in Venice ( Italy) which enhances her taste for beauty, creativity, artistry, history and exploration, the Parisienne born GIA gemologist has been collecting and tracking vintage classics jewelry for more than 20 years. From Paris – when she worked for Van Cleef & Arpels – to Jaipur ; from New York City to London from where she launched the Jewelry Department of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
Her clients are collectors and connoisseurs of vintage jewelry who also enjoy modern and contemporary design, art and architecture.
While building investments-quality collections overtime with a selection of lost masters like the Brazilian Burle Marx brothers, the Belgian Pol Bury or stylish and wearable jewelry from the Heritage brands including Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Boucheron, Lalaounis, Zolotas, Zacharias also promotes a world of preservation, re-use and sustainability today.