Name: Sarah Hardy LL B (Hons), PJ Dip, FGA
Title at Tennants: Head of Jewellery
Relevant qualifications: Professional Jewellers Diploma (awarded by the N.A.G.) 2004; Fellow of the Gemmological Association 2011
No. of years at Tennants: 5 years
Previous employment: Manager of a retail jeweller
Favourite lot ever sold & why: A wonderful Guiliano necklace (Autumn 2008), a really exciting job covering all departments - finally the jewellery arrived and the necklace was in it's original case and was just beautiful.
Career highlight at Tennants/memorable occasion: Someone bringing in some 'Victorian jewellery' which turned out to be jewellery actually given by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert!
Important or exciting collections sold through you and why you've enjoyed it: See above! And - March 2011 was my 'diamond' sale. A collection of early 20th century diamonds from one vendor - all of very good quality and the sale included other good diamond lots from other vendors. A 96% sold rate - and prices achieved which smashed the estimates!