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WHO WE ARE

FAYE CARIS TOYON

Co-Founder/Co-President

faye@theglitterati.ch

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).

MELISSA WOLFGANG AMENC

Co-Founder/Co-President

melissa@theglitterati.ch

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

Secretary/Treasurer

marie@theglitterati.ch

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.

WHAT WE DO

If you get, give. If you learn, teach.

 Maya Angelou

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.

 
 

MEMBERSHIP

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.

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MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

 

3 consecutive years as a director or owner of an active registered company

OR

3 consecutive years of employment in the industry

AND

2 Godmothers

- Individual Membership -

 Employee, Executive, Director/CEO

Memberships for professional individuals irrelevant of position.

 

The individual is the member regardless of where they are employed.

- Corporate Member -

 From

1 member upwards

Memberships for employees of any size business, usually more than 1 .

 

The company is the member, not the individual. This is generally paid for by the company, fees are on a sliding scale.

- International Member -  

- Support Member -

Memberships for people not in Switzerland/Europe who will likely not attend events but wish to benefit from other advantages of membership, or as a support member.

Should you join as an International or Support member but later wish to participate in events, the fees will be re-assessed either as an “upgrade” or as an event participation.

- Mentorship Member -  

For Women starting out who wish to participate but don’t have their 3 years of experience, we offer the possibility to benefit from membership advantages by working with a mentor. The mentee will not pay a yearly membership fee but will be asked to pay for participation in events. Mentees cannot vote at the general assembly. When the 3 years are achieved, full membership is possible.

 
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CONTACT

The Glitterati

1 Place des Bergues

CH-1201 Geneva

Switzerland

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