ASK A GEMMOLOGIST
We are delighted to welcome Helen Dimmick as our in-house gemmologist at Chelsea Rocks. Each week we will feature your gemmological questions here.
Helen Dimmick BA (Hons), FGA, DGA, RJ (man) dip
Can you tell us about yourself and how you came to work in gemmology and jewellery?
From the age of sixteen I first saw a picture of an Egyptian pectoral, (ornamental chest plate), from the tomb of Tutankhamun. I couldn’t believe anything could be so symbolic and yet so beautiful. I came home from school and told my parents I wanted to be a jewellery specialist!
There was, and is, no straightforward journey to become a jewellery expert. I very much wanted to take an academic route, so I started by studying History of Art and Architecture at Manchester University.
Over the years, I have been so fortunate to gain further and wide-ranging industry experience at Tiffany & Co and owning the award winning retail business Green + Benz.
What continues to fascinate you about jewellery?
'Today, I combine my love of jewellery with my equal love of people and work as an independent jewellery consultant. I am honoured and delighted to be supporting Chelsea Rocks in this venture with Laboratory Grown Diamonds.'