We are delighted to welcome Helen to Blackburn.
Having known each other for a number of years within the jewellery trade, Helen and Phil got engaged in April 2017.
Helen started her career as an auction house specialist before progressing to a key role at renowned Tiffany & Co. Then after becoming becoming a business leader and launching 'Mastercut' (the companies own Diamond Brand), at the Company of Master Jewellers, she completed a management buyout of independent retailer Green & Benz where she won several retail awards. At the present she has a consultancy of her own where she guides both members of the gems and jewellery industry as well as retail customers through her Jewel-Matcher initiative.
Helen is part of multiple associations where she holds honorary positions in the industry. She is an Assay Office Guardian at the Sheffield Assay Office. She is a retail ambassador at the National Association of Jewellers representing the organisation in UK and further in the field. She was also a former retailer and former interim business leader of the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) buying group. Being part of these associations and organizations have always helped her educate her industry peers as well as learn from it.
Helen’s vast experience of twenty years has had more than notable achievements. Throughout her career she has achieved various awards and accolades. They have been achieved by her over her period of academia as well as professional career. The awards are a testimony of her inspirational leadership and growth oriented changes that she has brought in at different companies she has been a part of.
Helen posses an in-depth knowledge of jewellery. She understands the historical context behind it as well as jewellery as an evolutionary object. She explores why we wear jewellery and the symbolism behind it. Jewellery is a sentimental object. But how do you decide which piece is the perfect fit for you? Which piece is a reflection of your personality? Which piece is the perfect memento to mark a particular milestone? She uses her technical and EQ to help you navigate these questions.
As a qualified diamond grader and gemmologist, she has been able to convey technical aspect of gemstones and jewellery both to her clients. Furthermore her role as a consultant for different companies has allowed her to deliver her knowledge to customers and companies alike. There is a lot of misconception in the market about various gemstones and diamonds. She helps in providing accurate information and transparency that enables customers to then make a decision.