With over 30 years experience in the West End jewellery trade, in areas as diverse as manufacturing, design, retail and buying, Kate Willis is now offering a By Appointment Personal Jeweller service to the county, allowing the client the convenience and privacy of home consultations.
Trained as a gemmologist and a qualified Registered Valuer, Kate has travelled the world buying gemstones for some of the UK’s top designers, working alongside the best talent, she has transformed their visions into objects of the utmost luxury.
Working as a Director at one of the UK’s leading bridal jewellery companies, Kate came to realise it is the connection with individual clients that has bought most satisfaction to her working life, creating one off items and forming ongoing and enduring relationships with those whom she advises, whether repairing their jewellery or safe guarding a treasured item by valuing for insurance or probate purposes.
Acting as a consultant to several Diamond Investment funds, Kate’s expertise in the sourcing and valuing of diamonds and precious stones places her in a unique position to find the perfect and best value stones for her clients. This, alongside her creative flair and in-depth knowledge of trends and innovations in the jewellery sphere allows her to offer a full design service to assist in bringing your ideas to life.
Whether you wish to re-design sentimental or inherited jewellery into a wearable memory, are seeking gifting ideas for corporate or personal celebrations, and above all require independent, specialist and completely free advice, Kate can bring her full range of skills to any of your jewellery requirements.