Justin Roberts started his career at Phillips auctioneers, working in both London and Geneva as a jewellery expert, he was later appointed a deputy director of Sothebys where, as a senior specialist, he worked on the valuation and sale of a number of notable jewellery collections including those of The Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Lady Hesketh, the Duchess of Roxburghe and Catherine the Great. In addition he also ran the highly successful Sothebys annual jewellery sales at Gleneagles. In 2002 he became a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and is also an Associate of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. In 2011 he was admitted as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and soon after was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. As a jewellery specialist and historian, writing and lecturing on the subject of antique jewellery from the 18th to the early 20th century he has given lectures to several organizations including the Victoria and Albert Museum, NADFAS, Sotheby’s Institute, The GIA, The Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Strawberry Hill Trust and Masterpiece. Holding a degree in Modern History and English Literature and a post graduate diploma in Museum Management, he also has a specialist interest in Strawberry Hill, where he is a committee member of the Friends of Strawberry Hill and also works as a researcher and guide.