After growing up in rural Shropshire, Maryanne chose to complete a degree in the history of art and architecture at Reading University, graduating in 2008 with a 2:1. Returning to the county she worked in the print and media industry before joining Halls in April 2010 to pursue her passion for antiques and items of historic interest. Beginning her career at Halls as the fine art photographer, she soon discovered the field of jewellery and silver was the perfect route for her to take.
Maryanne has been head of the Jewellery and Silver department since 2012 and in 2014 completed an internationally recognised Diploma in Gemmology becoming a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA). Following this, in 2015 she undertook the Associations Diamond Diploma (DGA), qualifying with a distinction. In addition to gaining both diplomas Maryanne also earnt further recognition for her efforts being awarded both ‘The Doug Morgan Trophy’ and ‘The Gwyn Green Award’, for achieving the highest results of her year in the Midlands. The Gemmological Association is an internationally recognised name in its field and is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education.
In addition to valuing, cataloguing and photographing the silver and jewellery Maryanne also takes to the rostrum every month as an auctioneer, selling in both the collective sales and specialist auctions. She also oversees the popular watches, coins and medals department, run by consultant specialist Derek Ainsworth.
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