2012-10-28 15:40:05 - Biddle & Webb adds a new dimension to Jewellery & Silver Department as Jacqueline Adams (FGA) takes up her new appointment
Midlands-based auction house, Biddle & Webb have appointed Jacqueline Adams FGA (Fellow of the Gemmological Association) as Head of the Jewellery & Silver Department.
Jacqueline has over 20 years experience as a specialist jewellery valuer. As a qualified gemmologist she has a particular interest in antique jewellery. She was on the Sotheby’s team that handled the record breaking auction of the Duchess of Windsor’s Jewels.
She also worked as a senior jewellery valuer and auctioneer for Phillips cataloguing their sales of important jewels in New York and Geneva, before going into work in senior positions in other UK ‘high profile’ auction houses.
Since 2001 Jacqueline has also run her own international consultancy business advising private clients on both the buying
and selling of jewels.
Her expertise has also been enlisted as a knowledgeable and engaging key note speaker at various events, where she has given advice to audiences on what to look for in a piece of jewellery and how to make them work as an investment.
Jacqueline’s appointment is part of Biddle & Webb’s strategic expansion plans to grow the business organically as well as broaden their expertise in specific auction areas. The Midlands auction house will also be increasing the number of their specialist sales as part of their commitment to continually extend and improve levels of client services.
Managing director, Jeremy Thornton said: “We are delighted to welcome Jacqueline to Biddle & Webb. Her ‘high profile’ within auction house circles and extensive experience and knowledge of antique jewellery will certainly add a new ‘sparkling’ dimension to our team of specialists.
“With Jacqueline’s established reputation and the respect she commands within her area of expertise we know that she will make a valued contribution to our overall commercial objectives as well adding to the diverse skills base of our highly professional team.”
Biddle & Webb will now be holding three auctions of Fine Jewellery & Silver each year. In addition jewellery and silver will also be included at Biddle & Webb’s bi-monthly antique sales.
The next auction of Fine Jewellery & Silver will be held on November 1st 2012. It will include some superb Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian pieces of jewellery.