Loughton JVA Registered Valuer ®
Valentina is an experienced jewellery consultant with a commitment to providing valuation services that are personal, thorough, and above all, ethical.
After originally studying statistics at university and working for several years in a ¨big five¨ consultancy company, she decided to pursue her true passion: jewellery. Since then, she has studied around the world, taking the time to develop a holistic knowledge of the jewellery industry and to understand each stage of an object's journey, from concept and design through to production and market.
In her native Italy - in Milan and Rome - she trained as a goldsmith, and by learning first-hand the craft of creating original pieces in gold, she developed the technical expertise to recognise the historical and geographical provenance of a piece of jewellery.
The fascination for the history of jewellery and her desire to learn more has taken her around the globe; She has studied diamonds, gemstones and antique jewellery at institutions in Antwerp, Tel Aviv and London. She continues to learn alongside her work - whether reading her personal collection of jewellery books, attending courses in London, or visiting car-boot sales and auctions on the lookout for interesting pieces to study or restore.
She provides valuation in his office in Loughton, Essex, in Hatton Garden at Tanospitfire´s studio as well as home visits.