Leona Fish BA(Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery, PJValDip, PJGemDip, PJDip
Bath JVA Registered Valuer ®
Leona works for The Guild of Valuers & Jewellers who provide high quality jewellery valuations across the UK either direct or via a network of high street and independent jewellers.
Leona began her jewellery career in 1997 when she completed a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Three-Dimensional Design, Silversmithing and Jewellery. Following her degree she started work for a small independent Jeweller.
Leona then moved to a national high street Jeweller where she quickly progressed to assistant manager of a large retail store. During this time she obtained her Professional Jewellers Diploma. In 2002 Leona began working for Loss Management Group in Bath, initially as a Jewellery Claims Loss Assessor, then progressing to Senior Insurance Repairs Assessor. Leona then obtained the Professional Jewellers Gemmology Diploma (PJ Gem Dip) and Professional Jewellers Valuation Diploma (PJ Val Dip) and attended a diamond grading course in Antwerp.
In 2009 Leona became a Registered Valuer (IRV) and in 2014 joined the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers as a Valuer. In 2015 she was delighted to be invited to become a Fellow of the NAJ's Institute of Registered Valuers (FIRV). Leona is also a founder member of the Jewellers Valuers Association (JVA) where she is also a Fellow. In 2023 Leona was appointed an Advisor for students enrolled to the Jewellers Foundation of Appraisal Practice, where she mentors and assesses the next generation of valuers.
Leona specialises in valuations for the purpose of:
- Open Market
- Family Division
- Sale Between Parties
- Pre-Sale Reports
And offers the following services:
- Direct Valuations
- In House Valuation Events
- Home, Office and Bank Visits
- CARE (Clean, Assess, Repair, Evaluate)
PJ Val Dip
PJ Gem Dip