I first started writing about jewellery and watches not long after graduating when, by chance, I landed a job at Emap’s Retail Jeweller magazine. It wasn’t long before I was hooked, and I’ve been reporting on this rarified world ever since. I am now a freelance writer and a regular contributor to a number of titles including The Financial Times, JFW, VO+, Retail Jeweller, Rapaport and Platinum Resident. I write for an increasingly global audience, and my work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese languages, Italian and Dutch. As of 2017, I am the Trend Editor of IJL, an international jewellery show in London, and curate the exhibition’s catwalk and trend focuses. I am also an ambassador of the Women’s Jewellery Network, heading up the Brighton chapter in my home town.
You can also find my freelance work in The Jewellery Editor, Salt, Bentley Magazine, Business of Fashion, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Esquire Middle East, Adorn Insight, Luxure, Country & Town House, Luxury London (and its print titles Kensington & Chelsea magazine and Mayfair magazine), Man London, La Femme, Retail Week, Drapers, Professional Jeweller, WatchPro, BaselWorld Brand Book, SALT, Bentley Magazine, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, Global Citizen, D’Amour, Facets, JewelleryNetAsia, Elite Living Africa, ROX, Luxe Watches, Upward Curve, Invaluable’s In Good Taste, British Academy of Jewellery, Tidlrs and 71%.
During my earlier career I launched and edited two business magazines for ITP, Professional Jeweller and WatchPro, as well as the hugely popular Hot 100 projects for both titles. As well as building up my knowledge and contacts at home, I’ve travelled the globe in search of stories, visiting trade shows, factories and ateliers in Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Thailand, the US, Russia and Hong Kong. I also took a very special trip to Peru in 2016 to visit the remote Fairtrade gold mines at Macdesa and Sotrami to see first hand the difference Fairtrade is making to the lives of the miners and their families.
I have been on the judging panels for the UK Jewellery Awards, EC One Unsigned and Ingle & Rhode’s Fairtrade Gold Design Awards and have taken part in and led seminars at industry events including IJL, Flux and Jewellery & Watch Birmingham. I also do copywriting for large clients including Rio Tinto, Rolex and The Company of Master Jewellers, consultancy work that has included evaluating the bridal offer at Cred.
I am currently taking commissions for editorial, copywriting and consultancy work, so please do get in touch and say hello.
phone // 07821440898
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