Vicki Barfoot

Purnell Jewellery was founded by Vicki Barfoot in 2009.  A London native, her career began in 1998 when she worked for the world-renowned, DeBeers (DTC) in Hatton Garden as a Diamond Sorter. She graduated from Sir John Cass University in 2006 with a BA(Hons) in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Crafts and launched her own jewellery collection soon after, working with collectives and studios in the London area.

During her 25+ years in the industry, Vicki has built a reputation for knowledge, quality, customer service and mentorship. She has taught at the British Academy of Jewellery and co-owned a high street shop for 5 years, specialising in seasonal collections and private commissions. 

Vicki is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and has awards including the GEM-A from the Goldsmiths' Crafts and Design Council and Retail Star in the Professional Jeweller HOT 100. Her work is inspired by her varied creative life experiences and passion for global travel.