Luxury fashion jewellery group bolsters support for retail partners.

CARAT* has appointed Asal Rahmani as its UK wholesale director. Rahmani was previously sales director for Thomas Sabo UK, and brings 14 years of experience in the jewellery industry including time with Beaverbrooks, Goldsmiths and Swatch Group.

The appointment will build on the success CARAT* is already enjoying with its own stores and concessions, with an expansion of sales to independent jewellers. “We see further growth potential for CARAT* through expanding our current wholesale offering. With Asal’s experience and through her recent appointment, we are looking positively to CARAT*’s growth during 2012 and beyond,” explains CARAT* founder Scott Thompson.


CARAT* is enjoying considerable growth on the back of its affordable luxury positioning, which has caught the eye of several high profile celebrities including Lisa Snowdon, the cast of Gossip Girl and actresses Michelle Williams, Brenda Blethyn, Amy Nuttall and Kara Tointon.

Rahmani says the time was right for her to join the CARAT* business. “CARAT* has always been a company that I have eagerly watched grow here in the UK, I am delighted to now be part of this dynamic team. My new role will be focused on creating and increasing the wholesale opportunities for the brand across the UK.”