Our Expert Curators
Two renowned fine jewellery experts have found everything you see. Vivienne Becker, a jewellery historian with a knowing eye on modern masters and Joanna Hardy, a gemmologist with an equal eye for fine antique masterpieces. They are discerning. Second rate doesn’t bear a second glance. They source the finest examples of their class. Quality, integrity and charm are cards they play before each piece that is chosen — for you.
“Jewellery is about celebrating individuality, so buy bold, be discerning and enjoy it."
Joanna Hardy trained as a goldsmith, was one of the first women to be a polished diamond dealer in Antwerp, and later joined Phillips, then Sotheby’s. Since 2009, she has worked as an independent fine jewellery specialist.
She is an Independent Registered Valuer for the National Association of Jewellers UK, and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association. She is also a regular specialist on the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow'.
“Antique jewellery is where it all began for me, and here I get the chance to show and share the richness of this jewellery history.”
Vivienne Becker is an award-winning jewellery historian, journalist and author of more than 20 books. These include ‘Art Nouveau Jewelry’, ‘Fabulous Costume Jewelry’, and ‘The Impossible Collection of Jewelry: the 100 Most Important Jewels of the 20th century’.
She is a Contributing Editor to the Financial Times’ 'How To Spend It' magazine, and has worked closely with leading auction houses, writing specialist catalogues.
“Make a statement with vintage fashion jewellery to wear and collect - an ethical and affordable way to add unique style and fun to your look.”
Carmen Haid is a vintage fashion curator and luxury brands specialist, who started her career as Press Officer at Yves Saint Laurent. Following a stint at British Vogue, she launched the then-unknown brand CELINE under the LVMH umbrella in the UK as Head of Global Communications.
She believes in circular fashion and sustainability and, seeing a market opportunity in 2008, Carmen founded Atelier Mayer.
[derived from Latin 'omneque'](Noun) Precious thing; valuable