We were introduced to Clare after a lecture she gave in which her expert knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject was evident. We were so impressed by her we sought her assistance in sourcing a large, emerald cut diamond and suggested a budget. She took an appropriate amount of time and found exactly what we were after. This was the first of a variety of auction purchases Clare has assisted with, from £1,000 to several hundred thousand pounds. Clare's advice on quality, price and resale desirability has been exemplary.
I have known Clare Blatherwick in a professional capacity for the past six years. Not only does she have outstanding expertise in the fields of gemmology and jewellery, but the manner in which she conveys her knowledge and advice to others is exemplary. On occasions when I seek an independent and informed opinion for my client in relation to jewellery, I have not the slightest hesitation in engaging Clare’s services. The breadth of her knowledge accompanied by her direct and clear approach to business, and her commitment to giving best advice in any given circumstance, combine to make her a specialist of the highest calibre.
Clare recently came to the Royal Scots Club to do a talk on Famous Women Jewellery Collectors as part of our annual Afternoon Tea event. I had some wonderful feedback from the members who said how interesting the talk was and how much they enjoyed looking at all the dazzling images. Clare’s lecture was well thought out, she kept our members entertained and she was a pleasure to work with.
Clare is one of the most highly regarded and best known faces in the jewellery profession in Scotland. We've benefited from her expert advice over the years when acquiring key pieces - advice delivered with the utmost discretion and knowledge of the market. It's always a pleasure to work with Clare and enjoy her good humour, passion for jewellery and artistic flair.
Clare, I wanted to thank you for all your great work in commissioning Peter's signet ring. I really appreciated the time you took to ensure that we got the correct crest and your advice and expertise on the style, size and fit was really very much appreciated. And all done in secret squirrel fashion so that it was a surprise for his birthday! As you know he's really delighted with the result. Thanks again.
We want to thank you for guiding us through the recent sourcing of a replacement for my rings which had gone missing. We thought we could never match it, but you were able to summon up a wide range of alternatives and we are delighted with the result. The ring is stunning and I am much enjoying wearing it. Having the necessary laboratory certificate and valuation also gives us comfort that the future value of the ring can be maintained. In addition, with the money left over from the insurance claim, you were able to secure for me just the kind of dress ring which I had imagined and that too will get regular use into the future. Thanks again for dealing so promptly and efficiently with our needs!
I just wanted to write you a note to say how very much I adore the pendant and chain, it has really beaten all my expectations on how beautiful it could be. It was wasted as a ring! You’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with, and thank you for putting up with my tardy email replies and delayed phone calls. Thank you very much again.
I approached Clare to help with an old ring I had sitting in a box which had been damaged and rarely worn to enquire about the possibility of either repairing or selling it on. Clare was fantastic throughout the process and kept me fully informed via email. After I decided the best option was to sell it Clare put me in touch with an auction house in London where she knew we would get the best auction price and we certainly weren’t disappointed. I would definitely recommend Clare for any jewellery sales and hope to be back to her as a buying customer one day.