Bentley & Skinner have a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over many decades in the jewellery industry. Our staff has numerous qualifications between them, including three FGA Diplomas in Gemmology and six DGA Diamond Grading Diplomas from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. We also hold two PJValDip valuation diplomas and three PJDip Professional Jeweller Diplomas from the National Association of Goldsmiths are members of the Institute of Registered Valuers.
In addition to buying and selling jewellery, we also offer a comprehensive range of services including repairs, valuations and jewellery hire and always seek to offer the fullest advice and best care possible. Our exceptional reputation is your guarantee of first class attention and is a mark of the personal approach we take with each and every customer.
Qualifications awarded by the National Association of Goldsmiths
PJDip: Professional Jewellers Diploma
PJVal: Professional Jewellers Valuation Diploma
PJGemDip: Professional Jewellers Gemstone Diploma
FNAG: Fellow of the National Association of Goldsmiths
Qualifications awarded by the Gemmological Association of Great Britain:
DGA: Diamond Grading Diploma
FGA: Gemmology Diploma
Bentley & Skinner are members and supporters of the following professional organisations.
LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers began in 1974. Since then, its membership has grown to over 600 members making it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the United Kingdom. Although the majority of its membership is UK based, LAPADA also currently has 50 members in 16 other countries. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association’s requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject.
The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is the trade association for the leading antique dealers in Britain. Since its foundation in 1918 BADA has set the standard for trading in the antiques business. Its main aim is to establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling. Members are elected to the association for their high business standards and expertise. BADA members pride themselves on their reputation for integrity, wide knowledge of their chosen field of specialisation and the high quality of their stock. It is for this reason that a member of the public can have confidence when buying from, or selling to, a member of the BADA.