Meet The Experts with Goldsmiths

August 29, 2017, by: Goldsmiths

The experts from Goldsmith's will be on hand at Brides The Show providing masterclasses. Advising you on all of your questions, from picking your perfect diamond, classic pieces to keeping those gems sparkling.


Laura Bissett – Bridal and Diamond Buyer

With over 8 years experience, my main role involves working closely with our key suppliers to design and develop new bridal and diamond collections for Goldsmiths stores. I also spend time looking for the latest jewellery trends as well reviewing the current marketplace to ensure that our offer remains competitive. Jewellery is a very personal purchase, it should tell a story about the person wearing it, so I make sure that we continue to offer something for every customer, covering all styles and budgets.

The thing I enjoy most about my job is knowing that the product I buy is helping to mark milestones and celebrations as well as create memories in our customers lives.

My role focuses on the Goldsmiths bridal ranges, covering engagement and wedding rings, as well as diamond jewellery. I also look after the exclusive Jenny Packham and Mappin & Webb collections.


Samantha Somers – Bridal Jewellery Buyer

Over 5 years in a jewellery buying role, the main part of my role is to make sure each of our stores have the right stock for their customers
This includes finding the newest jewellery trends and choosing which ones would be right for our customers
We then select the best designs from our suppliers that fit these trends and on occasion when a customer does not find what they are looking for in store we help the store to try to fulfil the customers needs any way we can.

The part of my job I most enjoy the most is selecting samples knowing that one day not only could that line become very special for someone it could also  be passed down from generation to generation.

Within goldsmiths I have worked with both luxury brands such as Fope and Messika as well as fashion brands such as Swarovski and Ted baker. Now working on the bridal team I work with all of the Goldsmiths bridal rings.