Katerina Perez is a jewellery insider, journalist and brand consultant with more than 15 years’ experience in the jewellery sector. Paris-based, Katerina has worked as a freelance journalist and content editor since 2011, writing articles for international publications including Vogue Arabia, VO+, Robb Report, L’Officiel, the Natural Diamond Council, and others. She discovered her appreciation for fine and luxury jewellery while working in sales and management for high-end jewellery brands in London’s esteemed Bond Street. Her passion for the art of jewellery has only strengthened with time and led her to study gemmology at the Gemmological Institute of Great Britain (Katerina graduated from GEM-A as an FGA).
To share her jewellery knowledge and expertise, Katerina founded her eponymous website – katerinaperez.com – and launched her Instagram platform in 2013. Since then, she has become one of the most highly regarded and authoritative KOL in the fine jewellery space. She is hailed as being one of the first writers to bring high jewellery online, combining her own impressions and opinions of new collections with jewellery trends, watch insights, coloured gemstone stories and original photography. Much of this photography can be found on Katerina’s Instagram – @katerina_perez – which provides a community for more than 430,000 jewellery lovers. Drawing on this knowledge of engaging and entertaining a global following, Katerina regularly works as a brand consultant, collection curator and public speaker to offer best-practice guidance to the jewellery sector.
Katerina has been recognised in trade magazines and the consumer press, notably The New York Times, L’Officiel, Tatler, JCK and The Financial Times. She has also served as a guest panellist, lecturer, judge and keynote speaker at various international events, including Vicenzaoro, International Jewellery London and COUTURE Las Vegas, and has delivered educational talks at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). In 2018 she received her first award as Top Jewellery Influencer, and in 2021, she was presented with the World Influencers and Bloggers Association (WIBA) Award for Jewellery Influencer of the Year.
Even with this ongoing success, Katerina has never lost sight of her mission to make as many women as possible fall in love with jewellery, just as she did, and to show her readers and followers that jewellery is an art form, not merely a form of self-adornment.
With an illustrious career that spans over two decades, Federica has cemented her status as a vanguard of the jewellery industry.
As the Editor in Chief of the prestigious VO+ jewelry magazine, Federica stands at the helm of the VO+ editorial system, both offline and online, a testament to her prowess and visionary leadership in the jewellery narrative. Her work with VO+, published by the esteemed IEG Italian Exhibition Group through Studio Editoriale in Milan, showcases her commitment to excellence and innovation in jewellery journalism. In addition to directing VO+ magazine, Frosini also teaches editorial communication at the IED Institute in Rome.
Before her current role, Federica’s journey in the world of high jewellery and luxury publishing saw her influencing tastes and trends as the Senior Jewelry Editor at Italian Vogue (Vogue Gioiello) and CNTraveller, where her keen eye for detail and unique perspective on style left an indelible mark on readers and industry insiders alike. Today, she continues to shape the future of jewellery design as a freelance consultant, journalist, talent scout, writer, and trend analyst, leveraging her extensive experience to spotlight emerging talents and redefine aesthetic norms.
Her contributions extend beyond the pages of VO+; as a prolific contributor to a wide array of notable publications such as Vogue Italia, CNTraveler, Amica, Luxe Asia City Guides, Preziosa Magazine, and AD Architectural Digest, Federica has established herself as a global authority in jewellery criticism. Her work is characterized by an enduring passion to explore the ever-evolving landscape of the jewellery market, from the brightest newcomers to the most established brands, providing insights that resonate with both industry stakeholders and jewellery enthusiasts around the world.
Alan Revere stands as a towering figure in the world of jewellery, embodying the rare blend of a master goldsmith, an award-winning designer, and a revered educator. His journey in the jewellery arts is marked by a profound passion for craftsmanship and innovation, a journey that has taken him from the halls of academia, where he earned degrees in psychology and sculpture, to the esteemed workshops of Germany’s most celebrated goldsmiths and designers of the 20th century. It is there, in the heart of Europe’s rich tradition of goldsmithing, that Alan honed his skills and vision, which he would later bring back to the vibrant creative landscape of California.
In 1979, Alan Revere made a monumental contribution to the American jewellery scene by founding the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. This institution quickly rose to prominence as one of the country’s foremost centres for jewellery training, attracting students from all corners of the globe who were eager to learn from a master of his calibre. His commitment to education and the sharing of knowledge has helped to shape the careers of countless jewellers and designers, fostering a new generation of talent in the industry.
Alan’s influence extends beyond the academy, serving as past president of the American Jewelry Design Council and founder of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group. These roles underscore his dedication to advancing the field of jewellery design and highlighting the importance of creativity and originality within the craft. His extensive body of work, including thousands of pieces of meticulously designed jewellery, stands as a testament to his artistic genius and technical prowess.
Moreover, Alan Revere’s legacy is further cemented through his prolific contributions to the educational resources available to jewellers worldwide. His instructional books, articles, and videos have become indispensable tools for both aspiring and established jewellers, earning him the affectionate title of “A master’s master.” It is this unparalleled combination of skill, knowledge, and generosity in sharing his craft that makes Alan Revere a revered figure in the global jewellery community.