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Paola De Luca, world’s leading jewellery trends expert, to deliver ‘Future of Diamonds’ key-note speech at CARAT+

ANTWERP, BELGIUM: 6 April 2017 – CARAT+, Paola De Luca, who today is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on jewellery design and jewellery trends, will be conducting a seminar for participants at the premiere edition of the CARAT+ diamond and diamond jewellery show in Antwerp on 8 May.

The seminar, which is entitled “The Future of Diamonds: How Social Changes and the New Consumers are Impacting the Diamond Sector”, will take place on 11:00 AM on Monday, 8 May, the second day of the three-day show, at Antwerp Expo. It is open to all exhibitors and registered buyers and visitors.

Ms. De Luca is the founder and Creative Director of The Futurist Ltd., a trend-forecasting and creative intelligence firm specialising in strategic projects in the luxury and jewellery sectors. In 2012 she co-founded TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting, an independent observatory focusing on trend forecasting for the jewellery industry.

Paola De Luca

She began her career in New York as a designer for Fendi Jewellery and Watches. She later collaborated with leading luxury brands, such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Harry Winston and Swarovski. In 2002 she established the TJF Group Ltd., which for a decade focused on research and forecasting for the jewellery industry, launching the unique “TJF Trend book,” which became the world’s first and most authoritative jewellery trends publication. In 2010 she began a collaboration with Rio Tinto Diamonds as Design Director of its global program.

“Paola De Luca, with her remarkable insight and wealth of experience of the fashion-end of the diamond industry exemplifies the broad perspective we seek to achieve at CARAT+”, said Filip Van Laere, the show’s Event Director. “We want to offer a podium to strong and independent opinion makers who bring understanding, inspiration and new directions for the diamond business at large. Paola certainly qualifies in all of these respects, and I am sure that she will set a high bar for future inspirational speakers at CARAT+.”

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