In-House Lecture / Seminar

2 Hours

Jewellery - Fake or Fortune?

A fascinating  seminar of particular interest to those who wish to understand how to spot fake jewellery

In-house seminar designed and delivered by an experienced accredited Jewellery Valuer 


About this Lecture \ Seminar

A seminar of particular interest to anyone who wishes to understanding the process of how to spot fake jewellery.


This lecture presented in-house to suit you will focus on the stylistic indicators used for establishing:

  • The date period and authenticity of Jewellery

  • Why and how hallmarks are important during Jewellery identification

  • The importance of standard gemmology equipment in the appraisal process for identifying and valuing coloured gemstones and diamonds.


Images are used as a means to explain / demonstrate markers for to determine the authenticity of Fine, Antique, Vintage, or Costume Jewellery .


During the seminar you’ll discover many hints and tips from a Jewellery Appraisal and Auction House Valuation specialist to assist in buying practises.

Plenty of discussion is encouraged throughout and a short Q & A session will complete the lecture.


The visiting lecturer is accredited professional Jewellery Valuer and Auction House specialist with over 25 years’ experience.

Designed to be of interest to Jewellery buyers, enthusiasts or anyone working in the jewellery world or antiques trades. No prior knowledge of antiques is required.


If you prefer this seminar can be arranged for groups in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

Please make an enquiry

Speaker |

David Byrne

Date |

Available upon request

Time |

2 hours

Location |

In-house at your premises 

 (Subject to speaker agreement )

Price |


David is an independent jewellery valuer covering antique and modern jewellery, silverware and watches. With over 25 years’ experience he is a Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers, Fellow of the Gemmological Association, and qualified diamond grader.


His lifelong career within the jewellery business means that he has a wide range of experience and expertise. Working independently over many years his time is now split between valuing and cataloguing items for auction, insurance and probate valuations and writing and delivering training courses.


He deliver tuition for clients of The Bespoke Jewellery Training and the National Association of Jewellers. He has also worked as a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University, School of Jewellery.  


Qualifications: FGA Fellow of Gemmological Association Gem-A; RJDIP Retail Jewellers National Diploma; RJVALDIP National Association of Jewellers & Approved Member of the Institute of Valuers



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