Biographical information - Adrian Smith

Since entering the jewellery trade in 1975, Adrian Smith has been involved in almost all of the jeweller's many and varied activities, from buying and selling to valuations and jewellery manufacture and repair.

He was trained by a well-known prestigious jeweller in the South of England as a Jewellery Valuer and moved to one of Scotland's premier jewellers in 1989, before creating one of the most respected jewellery valuation consultancies in 2000.

He became a holder of the Retail Jewellers Diploma in 1985 after gaining a Distinction in the National Association of Goldsmith's examinations. He subsequently earned a Fellowship with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain following the examinations of the association.

Adrian Smith became one of the first Registered Valuers with the National Association of Goldsmiths in 1988 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers.

Adrian is the founder of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers. In addition, he is actively involved in gemmology education in Scotland as a member of the management committee of the Scottish Gemmological Association.

He is also a member of various associations in the USA, including the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (Senior Member) and is a Senior Accredited Gemmologist and a member of the Board of Governors of the Accredited Gemmologist Association.

Adrian also advises fellow jewellery valuers both in the UK and in the United States, on valuation production techniques.