Our Team

We are firm believers in good relationships and, unlike some businesses where you will find a constant flow of new staff, we will give you both continuity and get to know your likes and dislikes.

Vivian Watson FGA, DGA

Vivian joined the family business in Hatton Garden in 1967 and recently celebrated 50 years in the trade. He immediately started studies in gemmology, diamond grading and jewellery becoming a Fellow of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, by achieving the FGA award. He further passed the Diamond exam and became a DGA. This was followed by the National Association of Goldsmiths award which he passed with distinction.

He later served as a director and chairman of the Gemmological Association and is now an honorary life member. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and a Freeman of the City of London.

Passionate about all aspects of gems and jewellery, he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with clients.

Tracey Skeggs

Tracey joined the team in 2003, having previously worked in banking and insurance. Working alongside Vivian she has gained an in-depth knowledge of diamonds, gemstones and the jewellery sector generally. Her role at The Diamond Trust is to provide first class customer service to both new and existing clients and to impart to them the information they require to make an informed choice when making a purchase of an item of jewellery.

Tracey is also responsible for organising our client events, ranging from ‘Ladies’ lunches’ to Christmas parties at Champneys.