We had an inspirational conversation with Valerie Genty, Founder of Ethos of London
Valerie spoke about her journey from the art world to running her own multi-brand fine jewellery platform, which champions female designers and ethical production.
Showcasing jewellery rich in cultural heritage and storytelling, Ethos of London work with leading brands and emerging designers who have an ethical approach to jewellery making, marrying luxury with purpose.
Educated at La Sorbonne Paris, Harvard Law School and Christie’s London, Valerie, is a “veteran of the art world” (JCK Magazine) and has established expertise in art curation, brand partnerships and business management.
She has devoted her career to strategically leading business development for international galleries, heading sales of prominent contemporary and modern artists (from Bernard Buffet oil paintings to Yinka Shonibare’s sculptures), and has worked both in the commercial and cultural fields.
With experience spanning world-leading brands such as Burberry, Hussein Chalayan, Ozwald Boateng, Soho House and Christie’s, she has turned her focus to the growth trajectories of visionary jewellery brands via the collaborative platform, Ethos of London.
Valerie’s personal journey started in Paris where she spent her childhood, with her family heritage rooted in the regions of Champagne and Vendee. Her French sensibilities are intertwined with British cultural influences, she has lived in England for over two decades and currently resides in London.
Valerie’s expertise and passion for gemstones, art, design and all things creative, combined with her long standing advocacy of women’ s advancement, come together to make Ethos of London a one of a kind wondrous and purpose-led platform which brings a community of visionary designers to an international audience.
You can access the recording of Valerie Genty’s WonenLed Wonder HERE