I discovered my love for fine jewellery just before my sixteenth. My Mum took me into an antique shop in Ely and asked me to pick something out for my birthday. I received the gold diamond ring that I had chosen in a beautiful burgundy leather box fittingly trimmed with gold. Firstly, I was terrified. I couldn’t even keep a pair of earrings safe for more than a week before I lost one if not both. How was I supposed to look after something this valuable? I soon decided though, that it was pointless having something so special if I was never going to wear it. Six years later it’s rarely, if ever, removed from my finger. Since then, I’ve placed a sentimental importance on jewellery which has seen me appreciate and invest in it in an entirely different way.