John C Benjamin
John Benjamin began his career in 1972 at Cameo Corner, the celebrated Bloomsbury jewellers, renowned for its un-rivalled stock of Ancient, Renaissance and eighteenth and nineteenth century jewellery.
He joined Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers as a cataloguer and valuer, remaining for twenty-three years, ultimately becoming International Director of Jewellery.
He is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company and of the City of London. Author of "Starting to collect antique jewellery" and co-author with Paul Atterbury of "Jewellery and Silver of HG Murphy". He is an established member of the team of experts on BBC TV Antiques Road Show.
A History of Jewellery from
Elizabeth I to Elizabeth Taylor
The Life and Work of Peter Carl Fabergé: The world's greatest goldsmith
Romancing the Stone: A sparkling history of diamonds
From Belle Epoque to Bulgari: Jewellery in the twentieth century
At the Sign of the Falcon: The life and work of Harry Murphy, a great neglected goldsmith