Kathia Pinckernelle has a master’s degree in Greek & Roman jewellery and is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She started her career at Christie’s Geneva and London as Cataloguer and Specialist.
Kathia then worked in publishing and as an English teacher in Jordan and Moscow before returning to Geneva to join Cartier’s Tradition department, buying and researching vintage Cartier pieces.
She now teaches jewellery history with an emphasis on practical work at the SSEF in Basel and at the School of Art and Design (Haute école d’art et de Design / HEAD) in Geneva.
Kathia also curates the SSEF Jewellery Collection illustrating the development of jewellery design through the ages, a project particularly close to her heart.