Francesca Valentini has had experience in the jewellery world for over twenty years. Having been immersed at a young age at her family jewellery business in London, Francesca chose to train as a jewellery specialist after university. In 2006 she joined Bonhams and latterly Christie’s Auction House, both in their jewellery departments in London.

She travelled around the UK as well as other parts of the world, namely Italy, Portugal, New York and Geneva.

She is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association having successfully completed her FGA and DGA qualifications and completed a coloured stones course in Basel with The Swiss Gemmological Institute, (SSEF).