Our Staff

Laura Smith FGA DGA

Laura Smith <small>FGA DGA</small>

Specialist

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7016 1782, Email: laura@dnw.co.uk

Laura joined the newly-formed Jewellery department at DNW in November 2015 as a specialist and auctioneer with more than 11 years’ experience.

After graduating from Exeter University with a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology, Laura joined Bonham’s Oxford saleroom as a trainee in the jewellery department in 2004. She worked her way up to become a specialist, as the department expanded, studying at night school to obtain further qualifications in the History of Art and Architecture, and professional gemmology FGA and DGA qualifications. In addition, Laura has been an auctioneer since 2007, an aspect of her work of which she is particularly proud, and she is keen to see other females following her to the rostrum.

In 2011 Laura was promoted to be Bonhams Jewellery Specialist for the South West. She spent four years successfully building a strong client base across the region and sourcing items for London and international jewellery sales.

Laura has a keen interest in antiquarian jewellery, in particular in Medieval and post-Medieval examples, and is an independent valuer for the Treasure Valuation Committee at the British Museum.

Laura spends her spare time renovating her Victorian house, doing most of the work herself, from reupholstering old sofas, stripping floors, plumbing and plastering walls.