WHAT WE DO
If you get, give. If you learn, teach.
The Glitterati is a non-profit association aiming to promote support, education, and mentoring for women in the jewellery and watch industry.
Amongst its activities, The Glitterati
Supports and informs its members with monthly newsletter features (interviews, GlitteratiGirl guest edits and exhibition information) email blasts and social media promotion.
Organises conferences with round table discussions and panels featuring Inspiring Women from all arenas of the jewellery and watch industry.
Maybe even an inspiring man or two!
Mentorship Everyone starts somewhere, and we are committed to our members growth. We were privileged to start our careers working alongside some of the industry’s most talented people and realise the importance of paying that privilege forward. In creating small working groups or one to one teams, we hope to connect seasoned professionals with less experienced members to create an environment where all can flourish.
WHO WE ARE
FAYE CARIS TOYON
Faye mastered in Geology at Paris University, France. After working in the oil & gas industry, she furthered her education earning her Graduate Gemologist degree at the Gemological Institute of America, New York where she worked for Rapaport and Christie’s. Faye then moved to Paris working for gemstone merchant Garaude.
In 2014, Faye opened the Swiss branch of Piat/LP lapidaires in Geneva where she is an active member of various gemology associations and societies (ICA, SSG, ASNP, GIA).
LAURA MONGENI - Secretary
After studying law, wealth management, art history and gemology, Laura began working for the renowned auction house Artcurial in Paris as an administrator and promoted to jewellery specialist shortly thereafter. She largely contributed to developing the market and the subsequent success of their auctions in Monaco.
In 2015 she joined Orphéo’s Art in Geneva – a 5th generation family-run business originating from Paris Place Vendome - as an expert in antique jewellery and precious stones.
MELISSA WOLFGANG AMENC
Melissa is a 6th generation precious stone and jewellery dealer.
She earned her Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California. Following this Melissa moved to Geneva, Switzerland joining the jewellery department at Christie’s and later de Grisogono as a gemstone buyer.
In 2001 Melissa joined her family business Golay Fils & Stahl where she buys and sells gems and jewels. She is an active member of various gemological associations (ASNP, SSEF).
MARIE TORRONI - Treasurer
Marie is also from a family of jewelers and stone merchants. Having always kept the idea of joining the family business in the back of her mind, she joined her father’s company F. Torroni S.A. after finishing her studies in hotel management at the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière in Lausanne, Switzerland.
She is the 6th generation to specialise in coloured stones and jewellery.
The Glitterati is inclusive to women of all ages and tenures of the jewellery and watch industry. From CEO’s to interns alike, there is a membership type for everyone.
Our goal is to be inclusive of people working in all positions with all incomes, all while considering the established membership criteria.
Our first event is in the planning stages.
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