Episode Twelve - Kate Flitcroft

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Auctioneer, Jewellery and Silver specialist, Gemologist and one of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow Experts - the brilliant and pioneering Kate Flitcroft joins Alex on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast for a chat about her most treasured pieces of jewellery. From a series of special and sentimental treasures tying her to her much-loved late grandmother, to a simple necklace that allowed her to feel close to her own mother in Kansas, upon the birth of her first child in London during the pandemic.

Listen in as Alex and Kate have a fascinating chat about her sparkling career as an auctioneer in the decorative arts, her role in orchestrating the energy and mood of a room, and how the true value of jewellery so often lies in it’s emotional significance as opposed to it’s monetary value.

Here are some useful links for further reading on issues, events and artefacts discussed by Alex and Kate.

You can follow Kate on Instagram and Twitter 

Watch Kate expertly discuss some exquisite pieces on BBC’s Antique’s Roadshow 

If you are interested in attending one of Kate’s auctions, click here 

Discover more about Rubover Setting Rings here

If, like Kate, you enjoy mixed metal jewellery, discover our mixed metal pieces

Explore Alex Monroe Sapphire Jewellery, with all naturally coloured sapphires here, 

If you would like to speak to one of our Bespoke team about possibly repurposing an heirloom stone. 

Illustration by Connie Bella Monroe
Edited by Emily Sandford
Music by Daniel Patrick Cohen

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