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ICA Hires Molesworth As ‘InColor’ Editor-in-Chief


The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has hired Helen Molesworth (pictured) as editor-in-chief of its flagship publication, InColor.

Molesworth formerly served as managing director of the Gübelin Academy, where she created all its textbooks and educational materials. Before that, she was a Professeur d’Histoire du Bijou et Gemmologie for the Geneva School of Art and Design, teaching classes in jewelry history.

She also worked as jewelry specialist for Christie’s and Sotheby’s, where she designed catalogs and sales materials.

Molesworth also recently joined online trading platform Gembridge as head of business development.

She succeeds Jean Claude Michelou, who helped found the publication and served as its editor-in-chief for its first 14 years. Michelou, 72, died of COVID-19 in May.

ICA recently announced that InColor will be published by Befindan Media, which produces Jeweller, a trade publication that serves Australia and New Zealand.

In a statement, Molesworth called InColor “a wonderful magazine which has long set a high standard for quality content in the presentation, education, and promotion of colored gemstones. I look forward to bringing both my specialist knowledge and business experience to the magazine.”

ICA president Clement Sabbagh added that ICA “hope[s] that this appointment will encourage and support all women who wish to participate in our initiatives, discussions, and projects for our Industry.”

(Photo courtesy of the International Colored Gemstone Association)

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By: Rob Bates

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