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Dr Richard Taylor

Professional Description:

Director, Consultant Jeweller: Gemmologist Valuer Diamond Expert



Taylor and Co Valuations Ltd
Company No: 09055857
The London Diamond Bourse
100 Hatton Garden

Registered Address:
10 Shelton Hall Gardens

Area of work:

London Shrewsbury (& Nationwide & Worldwide)


• Valuations of Jewellery, gems, and diamonds. Gem and diamond testing, for criminal civil including publicly funded cases, Expert in the valuation of Watches, Silver, Antiques and Coins. Insurance, Sale, security, probate, division of assets, divorce.

• Stock valuation, Stock control systems, audit and stock taking services Trading standards.

• Recognised international expert in diamonds and gemmology 


Senior management positions within several Multiple Jewellery Retailers. Rapid progression to senior management and Director Level Responsibilities included sales, purchasing, marketing policy and overall company performance.

General Manager in Jewellery Manufacturing and Import Company with overall responsibility for sales, stock control, work processing, import, export and performance.

Founder and Chairman of service company Safeguard Quality Assurance Limited, leading it to become the largest specialist company in its field in the UK, with Offices in Birmingham, London latterly New York

Managing Director of jewellery design Company servicing the Signet group PLC providing the groups 600+ retail stores, with a bespoke jewellery design and manufacturing services.

Managing director of repair and manufacturing workshops servicing over 700 retail jewellers

Founder and chairman of International Consultancy working with numerous blue-chip PLC’s.

International Consultancy delivering government projects in the Middle east and Africa. Consultant Practice in the UK including expert witness practice providing expert reports on value, authenticity, and compliance under TS legislation for solicitors, police, HM Revenue and Customs, insurance companies and other financial institutions.

Authored and delivered a series of specialist lectures for post graduates for The China University of Geosciences every year June 2014 -2018. Successfully created and delivered a new CPD course for Gemmologists at the University of St Andrews (2014)

I collaborated in the development and launched of a new BSc honours degree at Birmingham City University and Lecturer Birmingham City University.(2014-2017)

Jewellery adviser to the Royal Family Qatar(2015- 2016)

Distinguished Visiting Professor China University of Geosciences Academy of Gem Sciences 2013-2019

Honorary Research Fellow TheUniversity of St Andrews (2013-2019)

Director/secretary of Perry RDA where I have made a significant impact in success of major project for a major new building project. (2017)


Single joint expert, Report writing, Expert meetings


A Fellow of the National Association of Jewellers; A Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers; A Fellow of the Gemmological Association of GB; A member of the Academy of Experts: A Fellow of the Geological Society of GB, A member of the Mineralogical Society of GB: A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Associate member of RICS; Member of the Scottish gemmological association; Member of The Academy of Experts; Member of the Institute of Expert Witnesses; Member of the Society of Expert Witnesses

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