At Daniel Christopher we pride ourselves on educating our customers through what can be a daunting and occasionally overwhelming process. All our staff are highly experienced in all aspects the jewellery and diamond trade and are experts in their fields. Meet our key team members below and find out about who will be helping you to create your dream piece of jewellery.
Dan, following his father's footsteps in the jewellery industry, initially studied Gemmology at the Gemological Institute of America, achieving a distinction, prior to returning to London and working for a series of diamond merchants and jewellers.
He travelled the world assessing diamonds at the worlds most prestigious auction houses and following being rewarded with a Directorship at the UK's then largest online jewellery retailer, founded Daniel Christopher Jewellery.
Having seen the change in the industry over the preceding decade and a gradual move towards cheap but mass produced, imported jewellery; he decided to pursue his dream of creating high quality, individually made bespoke jewellery and proceeded in creating a team with the expertise and shared passion to do so.
Daniel Christopher has continued to build a reputation for producing jewellery of the highest standard coupled with unrivalled customer service and satisfaction
Having started out in the diamond industry as an apprentice diamond cutter with Star Diamonds in the 1960's, Chris quickly realised he had a gift for polishing diamonds and went on to start his own company trading and polishing diamonds across the world.
In the 1970's he was head-hunted by The Diamond Trading Company (DeBeers) to help program and instigate the then groundbreaking diamond cutting machine prototypes, which are still in use today, although in a more advanced state.
He has assessed and polished some of he world's most prestigious diamonds and has often been called upon for his expertise by many diamantaires seeking advice on the best way to cut a diamond.
At the start of the dot com boom Chris was a co-founder of the UK's first online diamond retailer and went on to run it for a decade prior to joining Daniel at the fledgling Daniel Christopher Jewellery.
Chris is our go to man on anything diamond!
While growing up in South Africa Scott completed a 3 year practical jewellery design and manufacture diploma and then apprenticeship in Durban prior to moving to the UK.
Having moved to London Scott worked at Crazy Pigs Designs in Covent Garden for 8 years making jewellery for A List clients and rock bands such as ZZ top, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys and Velvet Revolver; and then moved to become production manager for Stephen Einhorn Jewellery.
Scott has personally created numerous items of jewellery for companies such as Nike, EA Sports and desperados beer; as well as received numerous commissions for movies such as the Harry Potter series, Snow White and the Huntsman, plus Tim Burton's Sweeny Todd and Dark shadows.
When it comes to questions on anything jewellery if Scott doesn't know it, nobody will!
For Sophie it’s all about the human connection to jewellery. She graduated with a degree in Jewellery design and Silversmithing in 2016 from the world-renowned Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in London.
Years of experience in luxury retail, having worked with the biggest brands in fashion and jewellery, then lead to the diamond industry and training with the GIA.
An understanding of design as well as goldsmithing knowledge has built a passion for creating tailored and bespoke designs for our clients at Daniel Christopher.
Away from DC, Sophie can be found creating illustrations for different projects and travelling as much as possible (when possible)!
Evie grew up under the influence of her grandfather Ian Day, one of the last master diamond cutters in London.
Inspired by him and his counterparts, she set out to obtain an apprenticeship with Daniel Christopher Jewellery, gaining vital experience in both the retail and creative sides of the jewellery industry.
Evie has completed her studies at the GIA and is now our wedding band expert, but also loves to sit and take our clients through all design possibilities for other bespoke pieces.
In her spare time, Evie teaches drama to kids between the ages of 4 to 12 whilst also performing in theatre productions herself.
Growing up in Sardinia, Pierpaolo gained a passion for the arts from a very young age.
After school he trained to become a professional jeweller, initially specialising in traditional Sardinian jewellery with emphasis on the historic art of filigree work and granulation, graduating with a diploma.
Once he had finished his training he then completed his apprenticeship in a local jewellery shop learning and developing new styles, designs and techniques.
After moving to London in 2015 Pierpaolo joined the team at Daniel Christopher Jewellery where he can always be relied upon to offer the very best service for our customers.
Fabio’s background blends the different cultures and places he has visited during his life. Fluent in 3 languages (English, Mandarin and Italian), he completed his master’s degree in Language and Management to China at the University of Venice, also working at the Venetian T Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
He initially moved to Vietnam for a volunteering experience through a UK-based NGO. Always dreaming of living in China, he then moved to the city of Canton and then onto London to build his career in the Jewellery industry.
After working in Bond Street for an international fine jewellery brand, he joined Daniel Christopher to have a deeper role in the industry. Since joining the team, he completed his qualification with the GIA and is now learning CAD CAM jewellery design and manufacture.
Away from work, he is a food and travel lover who always keeps himself active through sport and fitness.
Kim’s background in the industry began in the mining sector working for the world’s leading producer of exceptional diamonds.
She joined Daniel Christopher in 2015 and completed her diamond grading qualification with the GIA.
At Daniel Christopher she is mainly responsible for PR, our website and anywhere else she can pitch in to support the team.
Out of the office she enjoys long walks with Ted and Dash (the shop dogs), yoga, running and playing the piano.
Dash, our 4 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Ted, our 2 year old Pomeranian are everyone's favourite rescue pups.
Our office dogs and welcoming committee. Ted and Dash are always on hand (and occasionally on your seat) to greet our customers in return for as much attention as possible.
On days when they are not in the office they enjoy long walks in the Kent countryside, sleeping and eating - perhaps not in that order!
We believe in a personal approach to designing your dream piece of jewellery and believe our team have all the experience and expertise to help achieve this.