Founded by Rona Bierrum FGA DGA EG GIA DG AJP in 2016, ShinyPrettyThings offers a range of vintage and antique jewellery, with a focus on quality of design and craftsmanship.
Rona is a globally recognised gemmology expert and diamond grader with over a decade's experience of handling fine antique and vintage jewellery.
Leaving a PhD in Fine Art, Rona joined the jewellery world in 2007. Working for a Bond Street jeweller for 4 years, she then took a year off to study gemmology; graduating with honours and earning the prestigious Deeks Diamond Prize and Bruton Medal in 2012.
Rona has since taught gemmology and diamond grading to hundreds of students in her role as Visiting Senior Tutor at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) between 2013 and 2020. She also wrote and edited their online diploma lessons, and expanded her learning with FEEG and GIA (Diamond Graduate and Accredited Jewelry Professional). Rona remains a member of a number of gemmology associations worldwide.
While expanding and sharing her gemmological knowledge, Rona continued to work freelance; buying fine jewellery at markets and fairs around the world, researching these finds, then selling them on to a range of well-known and highly respected jewellers in London, New York, California and Paris.
Shiny Pretty Things Ltd represents Rona's move into retail, bringing her finds directly to you, the customer.
If there is anything more you would like to know about the pieces you see here or about jewellery or gemstones in general, please do get in touch - I love hearing from you and am always happy to help!