“I’m passionate about both jewellery and people and see my role as bringing the two together,” she adds. “Professionally I’m a qualified gemmologist, diamond grader and jewellery specialist; but personally I am motivated by the important role jewellery plays a symbol of love, friendship and the representation of significant moments in our lives.
“We are only ever guardians of jewellery for a fleeting moment in time, as precious metals and gemstones have a durability ensuring they are passed on to generation after generation. Annie’s Legacy will ensure that the memories embodied by jewellery passed down, are treasured, safeguarded or given a new lease of life.
“I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge of the symbolism of jewellery – for example, birthstones, acrostic jewellery (names or messages represented by gemstones), the Victorian language of flowers can all be used to create something unique, special and very personal. We also offer an engraving service, full valuation portfolio and purchase jewellery second hand.”