Updated: Dec 10, 2019
10 QUESTIONS FOR PATRIZIA DI CARROBIO
Patrizia di Carrobio, a longtime friend, GlitteratiGirl and unquestionably an Inspiring Woman. She is one of the trailblazers of our industry having been the first female auctioneer in the Christie's Jewellery Department.
Patrizia is an International dealer of precious gems and vintage jewellery, having begun her career at Christie’s New York in 1980, quickly becoming one of the firm’s senior gem appraisers and eventually heading the Jewellery Department.
If that weren't enough, Patrizia is also an author of three books!
In her first, Diamonds: A Personal Guide Patrizia walks couples through the engagement ring process, giving us witty anecdotes and stories of real-life couples.
Her second book, Knowing Jewels: How to Choose and Wear Them gives readers practical advice about buying, giving, and wearing jewellery.
In her most recent book Be Jeweled, Patrizia tells stories of her own life relating to jewellery, resulting in an intimate tribute to her experiences over the past 30 years - personal and professional.
Be Jeweled is the first of her books to be published in English.
Patrizia's passion for jewellery spans centuries, cultures, and genres—from costume jewelry to Crown Jewels. She deals in important signed pieces as well as diamonds, pearls and coloured stones.
1. WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
2. WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF LUXURY?
Time – Priceless, music
3. WHICH JEWELER OR WATCHMAKER DO YOU MOST ADMIRE, WHY?
JAR : Joel Rosenthal, any and every detail is important, everything is possible. Dream beyond your wildest dreams and keep going without regrets and trusting your instinct!
4. IN YOUR NEXT LIFE YOU ARE A JEWEL OR OBJECT, WHAT ARE YOU, WHY?
A pair of earrings that hear and share someone’s beautiful life
5. SET A DINNER TABLE FOR 6:
ALIVE OR DEAD - WHO ARE THE 5 MOST INTERESTING/FUNNY/TALENTED
INDUSTRY PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR TABLE WITH?
James de Givenchy
6. YOUR DREAM JOB IT WEREN'T THIS ONE
Being a conduit to everyone’s own discovery of themselves
7. YOUR GREATEST JEWELLERY/WATCH MEMORY/EXPERIENCE TO DATE?
8. YOUR FAVORITE GEMSTONE?
Sugarloaf gem Kashmir sapphire
9. YOUR MOTTO FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS?
Keep pedaling, work hard and listen
10. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?
Follow the best, listen
Find out more about Patrizia di Carrobio
Instagram - @patriziadicarrobio