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 Post subject: Where to gain preowned jewellery experience in london
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Hi all! i hope you are all well.

I would like to know where would be the best place to apply for work experience on secondary jewellery (antique jewellery) in London. I know Burlington Arcade has quite a few stores, however, if anyone can suggest any elsewhere that would be great.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:11 pm 
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I know Bonhams offers Internship Programs in the US.
Contact them and see if they do the same in LOndon.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:23 am 
Hmm... Hatton Garden shops maybe :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:18 am 
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Hmm... Hatton Garden shops maybe :D

The couple I went into directly didn't seem so interested when I "outed" myself as someone who didn't want to buy jewellery.

As for emailing/calling, only Holts (who are loose-stones, rather than antqiue jewellery) provided a response. They do unpaid internships, but are fully-staffed for xmas already.

I strongly suspect most Hatton Garden establishments are not financially able to carry another salary, but the OP might have a shot at an unpaid internship if her circumstances (i.e. can accommodate herself cheaply close to London).

For the OP: Try Heritage Jewellery (http://www.heritagejewellery.co.uk/). They asked for my CV before, so might be in the market for someone.


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Don't dismiss pawn shops.
http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=pawn&find_loc=London


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:04 pm 
Barbra Voltaire wrote:

One pawnbroker even had the cheek to bring me 200+ miles across the country (£100+ train costs) for an "interview", and then say almost immediately that, although I lacked experience, he wanted to meet me with the view to me maybe working for his company in the future... after I had attained sufficient experience elsewhere!

He even looked through my CV and asked "why I had been teaching for the last 4 years, rather than gaining experience in this industry".

Thankfully, I bit my tongue before I could blurt out "because for the last 4 years, all your fellow ***** peers have demanded experience while being completely unwilling to offer any".


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