Joanna has over 30 years' experience working with jewellery, beginning her career as a goldsmith before joining De Beers as a rough diamond valuer. Joanna then went to work in Antwerp as a polished diamond dealer before joining Philips the auctioneers in London. She then moved to Sotheby’s in Bond Street and for fourteen years was their senior jewellery specialist and auctioneer, where she was responsible for jewellery auctions worldwide in New York, Geneva and London.
Jewellery is my passion and has been a major part of my life for the last 30 years. It gives me enormous pleasure to see jewellery being appreciated for its artistic merit and craftsmanship and if I can help to broaden people’s awareness and help them become discerning jewellery appreciators and collectors then my mission has been accomplished.
- Joanna Hardy F.G.A., D.G.A., F.R.S.A
Joanna is an independent fine jewellery specialist, conducting masterclasses and lectures worldwide. She is a published author with her books Collect Contemporary Jewelry, Emerald and Ruby, all published by Thames & Hudson. Joanna has recently launched an online Jewellery Foundation Course, curates contemporary jewellery selling exhibitions, is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society, a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a regular jewellery specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.