Melanie is the Specialist in charge of the Jewellery Department. A member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, Melanie is a qualified FGA and DGA. In addition to cataloguing jewellery for the specialist and Fine Art sales, Melanie is one of the team of valuers who conduct Tennants’ External Valuation Events at venues across the North of England.
Originally from a museum and gallery background, Melanie began her career in auctions at Capes Dunn Auctioneers in Manchester, where she spent four and a half years as a jewellery specialist. Melanie has a particular interest in mourning jewellery and mid-century design jewellery, a particular area of strength for the department.