As one of the most experienced and respected antique jewellery dealers in the world, Olly knows a thing or two about the antique jewellery trade. Having worked her way up from the market-stalls of Portobello and Bermondsey in the 1970s to the bright lights of Bond Street and Grays Antiques Centre - turning down a role as head of jewellery at a major auction house along the way - Olly brings to the AJC an unrivalled eye for quality, expertise and customer service.Read Olly's story here
Matt first spotted the potential to bring Olly's existing antique jewellery business online and he began lovingly building The Antique Jewellery Company in 2008. With a background in art, design and techology, Matt brings a refreshingly disruptive stance to the industry and the way one-of-a-kind jewellery with a story should be presented to a new generation of buyers and enthusiasts.
Matt feels that this is just the tip of the iceberg for pre-loved jewellery in a world where the demand for unique and sustainable items is growing exponentially.
Zuleika joined the AJC in late 2016, following her marriage to Olly's son, Oliver. In her role as operations manager, Zu brings with her a wealth of experience having worked in the arts and antiques trade for several years. Amongst many things, Zu assures that our customers are happy, our items are beautifully photographed, described and packaged and sent out on time. She is also a very calming influence as the go-between for Olly and Matt! In short, Zu is an all action hero who makes the AJC tick. Recently Zuleika passed the Foundation Course at the The Gemmological Association of Great Britain and is well on her way to becoming a gemmology expert.
Molly made the bold decision to skip university and go straight into the working world and since joining the AJC as an intern in 2018 she has become an indispensable part of the team. Molly takes great pride in managing our online inventory and every product photo you see on the site will have been lovingly crafted by her. Molly is also a junior buyer and has is natural at spotting stylish and rate pieces that appeal to fresh audiences. Molly's role incorporates all facets of the business and she is fast becoming one of rising stars in the industry.
Ned is our resident creative, who works tirelessly helping to create a visual world around our jewellery. From fashion shoots to short films, Ned has a great gift for storytelling and an insatiable appetite for the technical. We look forward to seeing where Ned takes us in the future.
Nick & Bertie
Nick has been the greatest support to Olly over the years and it's fair to say that the AJC wouldn't be the AJC without Nick's kindness, patience and gentle wisdom - and wicket sense of humour.
Every company needs a mascot and our lovely little Jack Russell Bertie has been there from the start. Now at the grand old age of 10 he shows no signs of slowing down. There's every chance you will meet our charismatic canine chum when you visit us.
Our resident gemmologist has just started.. so watch this space!