John Benjamin, Antiques Roadshow expert, Lecturer, Valuer and Jewellery Historian.
John, well known from his Antiques Roadshow appearances, was formerly International Director of Jewellery at Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers.
He established his own independent jewellery valuation and advisory service in 1999. A Freeman of the Goldsmith Company.
John is a Founding Liveryman and Court Assistant of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. He is author of Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery and co-author of with Paul Atterbury of The Jewellery and Silver of H G Murph
Helen Dimmick, The Jewel Matcher.
Helen Dimmick is an award-winning gemmologist and independent jewellery specialist who lives, breathes and loves every facet of the jewellery business.
Highly regarded and renowned, she also holds honorary positions as ‘Retail Ambassador’ at the National Association of Jewellers and ‘Trade Guardian’ at the Sheffield Assay Office.
With over 25 years in the industry Helen uses her knowledge to offer expert advice and consultancy services for both corporate business owners and independent clients.
Joanna Park-Tonks, Founder, Chelsea Rocks
Previously with Accenture, De Beers and Christies, JPT foresaw the opportunity to disrupt the diamond market with a unique proposition with laboratory grown diamonds. Gentle on the earth and kind to mankind, sustainability, love and friendship lay at the heart of the CHELSEA ROCKS’ diamond vision.
The lab grown diamond start-up, CHELSEA ROCKS specialises in fine jewellery made exclusively from triple XXX laboratory grown diamonds. (www.chelsea-rocks.com) Joanna blends her love for technology or “man-made brilliance”, with the artistry inherent in jewellery design and creation.
A thought leader in the lab grown debate, Joanna calls for greater rigour of information, transparency and accountability within the lab grown diamond sector.
Julie Hucker, Founder, MYLUXX Consulting.
As the founder of MYLUXX consulting, Julie is responsible for brand strategy and communication projects.
Returning to London after working in Australia for Rosendorff Diamond Jewellers, she has worked with PACE Group & IMPERIA Jewels who are based in London, Dubai & Antwerp to provide brand communications & development.
Julie’s philosophy is that a brand is the best advertisement for who you are and what you do. By shaping and refining your communications, you attract more of your desired clients, for consistent results.