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John Benjamin F.G.A., D.G.A. began his career in 1972 at Cameo Corner, the celebrated Bloomsbury jewellers, well-known for its unrivalled stock of ancient, Renaissance, 18th and 19th century jewellery. After qualifying as a Fellow of the Gemmological Association, he gained the Association’s diamond diploma with distinction and joined Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers as a cataloguer and valuer. He remained at Phillips for 23 years ultimately becoming International Director of Jewellery with responsibility for the sale programme in London and Geneva. In 1999 he established his own independent jewellery consultancy, John C Benjamin Limited.

John Benjamin is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and Freeman of the City of London. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Goldsmiths' Institute of Registered Valuers and lectures on a wide range of jewellery related topics in the UK and overseas. John Benjamin is also a long-standing contributor to BBC Television's ever-popular Antiques Roadshow.







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