Founder and Editor-In-Chief
I am a Russian born London based international jewellery reporter with specialist inside knowledge of the jewellery industry. Brought up by artistic parents, by a mother who restored paintings and a father who specialised in antique furniture, I discovered jewellery at the age of three; I now not only love jewellery, I live it.
I founded katerinaperez.com in 2013 to celebrate the world’s most exquisite and extraordinary jewels. Inspiring and original, it became an online jewellery platform for international jewellery aficionados.
My website provides wide-ranging independent editorial coverage focused on various aspects of fine jewellery. Unique content is uploaded several times a week, with stories ranging from announcements of brands’ new collections, jewellery focused events, reports from major exhibitions to shopping guides and trend overviews.
I also write features for various printed publications on a freelance basis a few examples of which you can see in the Press section.
Welcome to the wondrous world of fine jewellery and precious gemstones!
Co-Editor – International
With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Smitha has written features on lifestyle, events, films, travel, people, and occasionally forayed into the world of fashion.
Smitha’s journalistic past is a potpourri of roles. She worked as features writer and subeditor for The Hindu newspaper (Kerala, India). She even made the world of banking look temporarily chic with her brief stint at HSBC (India-Gurgaon) as a feature writer for the intranet. Her most recent role before relocating to London was as Deputy Editor, Frames-Lifestyles (India).
Apart from being a Co-Editor at katerinaperez.com, she contributes to she contributes to Luxpresso (India), Eluxe Magazine (London, Paris), Luxuria Lifestyle (UK), Upscale Living Magazine (USA) and Women’s Feature Service (wfsnews.org)
For as long as he could remember, published author Olivier Dupon (http://olivierdupon.pressfolios.com) has been passionate about how ideas can translate into designs. He scouts international markets in search of exciting names, with a focus on jewellery makers.
His previous books include The New Artisans (2011), The New Jewelers (2012), The New Pâtissiers (2013), Floral Contemporary (2014), Encore! The New Artisans (2015), and Shoe (2015) all published by Thames & Hudson. His new book on luxury fine jewellery will be published in Autumn 2016.
Besides contributing to katerinaperez.com, Olivier works for the Jewellery Historian online magazine (head of The Art of Creativity and Haute Joaillerie columns), for Brand Jewelry Magazine (Japan) and The Eye of Jewelry website (Switzerland).
I would like to thank David Perez, Frankie Parham, Roberto Boghossian, Lordale Benosa (lordalebenosa.4ormat.com) , Konstantin Suslov (www.konstantinsuslov.com), Igor Gerasimchuk (gerasimchuk.com), Simon Martner (martnerandmowat.com), Anastasia Langer and Saira MacLeod for their invaluable contribution to katerinaperez.com.