Our Presenters

  • Amy Vertannes
    Amy Vertannes
  • Amy has been with the team since day one, producing the first live hour of TJC. In June 2015 Amy decided to venture from behind the cameras and has enjoyed being part of the presenting team ever since. Amy started her career at a local television channel in Hampshire and then at Sky Sports. Her love of retail and fashion led her to shopping TV and she has been a part of the industry since 2003.

    Amy has a passion for fashion in particular Jewellery and accessories so enjoys nothing more than sharing her knowledge of our gemstones with you and of course being able to wear it all!!

    Outside of TJC Amy mainly spends time with her two young children, Esme and Max and her husband Andy. She also has a passion for music and has recently taken up guitar lessons to add to her musical talents.

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    My absolute favourite gemstone is a diamond. I just love the glisten and beauty of a diamond. My favourite coloured gemstone is a Colombian emerald. The illumination and sparkle makes them look out of this world.

  • Andrea McClean
    Anna Black
  • I moved to London from America aged seven and auditioned for a local pantomime so I could meet lots of new friends quickly. My first solo was in 'Babes in the Wood' and that was it, I was hooked. Performing became my new love and I went on to study drama at Exeter and the Central School of Speech and Drama, then finally getting involved in the University TV station presenting various segments.

    Since then I have continued to present as a freelancer for beauty and lifestyle features where I could channel my love of fashion and styling. I also worked as a presenter on 'Rocks and Co' where I honed my passion and knowledge of gemstones.

    Outside of The Jewellery Channel I love to travel and see the world. I like to keep active and have a passion for adventure leading me to skydive, bungee jump, wakeboard, snowboard and ski!

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    I love Zultanite. I only first heard about it about a year ago, but it was love at first sight! Such a unique gemstone that displays such a variety of colour in all lights! I just need to go out for more candlelit dinners so I can see those beautiful pink hues.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Three words?! I talk live for four hours! Okay, Fresh, lively, myself.

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    Keep to what suits you. We can’t all be Victoria Beckham so let's leave the spray on jeans and wearing stiletto's 24 hours a day to her, and wear what suits you. Pick the bits you love from what is hot now and tailor it to suit your life and your body.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I have a few of ladies whose style I admire and I take bits from each. I like Ferne Cotton for her edgy quirkiness but some days I am more for Sienna Miller and her relaxed bohemian style. And I can never skip a mention for the ever timeless and gorgeous classic beauty of Audrey Hepburn.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Of course! It would surely involve getting the giggles. We have all done it- that moment where you really shouldn't laugh but that simple fact makes it harder not to laugh.

  • Andrea McClean
    Andrea McClean
  • Andrea started dancing at the age of 3 and went on to train at the performers college in Essex. Upon completing her dance training she worked extensively across the globe as a dancer, singer and actress but it was in 2000 that she found her true passion of presenting. Andrea has presented many different styles of programme from fashion and rebellion to daily talk shows. She has taken the role of main anchor and co host and is equally at home in either role. Andrea is a natural interviewer and has interviewed Rihanna, Faithless, Sir Alec Stewart, Lynda la Plante and Iain Rankin to name just a few. 

    With over 11 years working in the retail television environment Andrea is a true expert and can cover any item from fashion to gardening to cooking. Andrea has a great deal of both live and pre recorded presenting experience and is a dab hand at using autocue. Andrea has also worked as a producer for various VTs and has recently filmed an online video with Louise Redknapp for Colgate. 

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    My favourite gemstone is Peridot due to it’s radiant green shine. It never changes colour even in artificial light and has a history that dates back to to the early 2nd millennium BC.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Sexy, sassy but comfy too

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    The more styles and colours in your jewellery wardrobe the better- that way you can always colour coordinate and will never get bored.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    Kate Middleton- She never falls to look effortlessly beautiful and fabulous- she is the perfect princess.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Oh dear unfortunately yes! I was modelling a coat on Live television, tripped and fell over my high heels and landed with a bang on my bottom!! To make matters worse the director couldn’t cut off the shot as he was laughing so much! Epic fail

  • Carmel Thomas
    Carmel Thomas
  • Carmel moved to London in 2000, but hails from Dublin originally. Upon reaching English shores, Carmel started her career in presenting and hasn’t looked back since. Carmel has worked in the business for over 10 years now, venturing into live and pre-recorded TV as well as various internet projects. 

    Carmel’s distinctive accent and Irish charm has led to her endearing nickname – The gem of the Emerald Isle. Carmel has a had a brilliant career in TV, working on many channels, including ITV, UTV Ireland, Channel 5, Roulette Nation, Gala Bingo, bid tv and QVC.

    With a huge passion for jewellery and shopping, Carmel and TJC are a perfect fit! 

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    Without a doubt a diamond, I adore them.  My two most precious pieces of jewellery are my diamond engagement ring and some diamond earrings given to me by my husband. Diamonds are also my birthstone and definitely a girl’s best friend. 

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    I’m pretty girlie and love colour, I’d say casual and relaxed during the day but love to team with accessories such as pendants, scarves and bags but love to glam it up with little dresses and heels at night! 

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    Bright and colourful! Big chunky necklaces, cheerful scarves and upbeat nail colour can transform a whole look whether it’s a simple black dress, or shirt and jeans. 

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    Definitely Kate Moss, whether she is at a festival, out shopping or out for a night out she always looks so stunning, she definitely has the X factor with her unique style.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Where do I even start, being on live TV there are bound to be numerous occasions, but I remember once turning a lovely shade or lobster after falling over and dropping an African warrior figurine and its head breaking off in shot! 

  • Caroline Lyndsay
    Caroline Lyndsay
  • Caroline's television presenting expertise spans major UK broadcasters including BBC, ITV and various channels on the Sky and Freeview platforms. 

    She has spent 14 years thinking on her feet as a live, unscripted presenter for TV retailers including Bid TV, Ideal World, Gems TV and Rocks & Co, and her wealth of jewellery knowledge and love of adventure also led to a two-week documentary shoot in Madagascar. 

    Having trained at Italia Conti and with LAMDA, she started her professional career as and actress majoring in Shakespearean and classic roles. A few favourite roles were Princess Katharine in Henry V, Jessica in Merchant of Venice and Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest. 

    As an actress Caroline has worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and has extensive experience in commercials including a wide range of advertising campaigns from a young mum in Paris for Ariel, to a 5 year campaign as the corporate face of Norton Finance , filming both in the UK and USA.

    She is also an experienced interviewer, having conducted one-to-one pieces to camera with household names including Christine Hamilton, Ken Hom, Tony Blackburn and John Craven.

    In her spare time Caroline enjoys her recent passion for scuba diving which has led to some wonderful travel opportunities, going to the theatre, tap and ballet dancing and watching and occasionally playing tennis.

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    Amethyst . Purple has always been my favourite colour and the affordability of this beautiful gem makes it a great one to collect.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    I had to ask my friends to answer this one for fear of coming across as deluded! They answered : Classic, stylish and sometimes elegant…

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    It is important to know your shape , which colours suit you best and to trust your instincts. With your jewellery collection, make it varied and enjoy every piece whether precious or costume.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I think it is a combination of iconic women: Judi Dench, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Vivien Leigh.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    There are a few from over the years but the ones that stand out are not putting the lid on a food processor and ending up being covered in the coleslaw that I was preparing, driving a remote control car into the set Christmas tree and sending the whole tree cascading down in front of me and worst of all the dreadful Karaoke singing I inflicted on my audience on numerous occasions. I apologise for the latter!

  • Chloe Marshall
    Chloe Marshall
  • What did you do before joining TJC?

    Before joining TJC...goodness....well I have been a face on a lot of the major UK shopping channels starting with my first job at Ideal World as part of the original launch team when I hosted the Breakfast Show. Before that I was in Marketing and worked for an agency as an Account Director with some great clients including Cathay Pacific Airways, Hewlett Packard and even Tiffany’s...(so there was a jewellery connection there already!!) In the year or so I was away from the channel I was making Natural Health shows in the United States where I do a fair bit of hosting work and still do which is always fun.

    What makes you enjoy working at TJC?

    well...whats not to LOVE! I get to chat away about the girlie stuff and try on amazing fun jewellery. The nicest thing is the interaction and texts and feedback we get from our viewers. You always feel part of each others lives and they help you feel cheery even on difficult days.

    What is your favourite gemstone and why?

    Well I expect a lot of us will answer and say emeralds but in fairness I think I am allowed as it is my very own birthstone and I actually did the very first all Emerald hour on TJC years ago. As a result I do host quite a number of Emerald days and never fail to fall in love with its colour and the sound of those wopping valuations!!! If it wasn’t an emerald...well you cant beat a massive diamond ring!!

    Describe your personal style?

    Its horrid describing yourself! It would probably be better to ask someone else what they think!! No rude replies please!!....but what I try to be is pretty classic maybe with a little funky twist now and again to try and make me feel young!!

    What is your favourite colour and why?

    You would think it was black the amount I wear of it however my Mother would say it was blue as a blue eyed girl!

    Name your favourite restaurant and why?

    Now you are talking! I LOVE FOOD!! Too much! Picking a favourite however is easy. There is an amazing beach bar in Portugal called Evaristo. I have spent many an amazing time since my childhood watching the sunset there in the cove, listening to fantastic music, drinking their own special white sangria while a big fish is cooking on the bbq. Heaven!!

    If you were to travel around the world in 80 Days, which city will you begin from and why?

    Now you are getting tricky! Well cities I adore would be New York for the feel, Bangkok for the excitement and Venice for the amazing film set appearance. Maybe one of those.

    What is your worst ever fashion malfunction?

    I am a bit if a Bridget Jones. If something is going to happen to somebody...it WILL be me! The one I can think of instantly was in the days of the long gypsy skirts one summer, I was at Lord’s watching the Test Match Cricket with some friends and their business clients. The stand attempted a mexican wave and my skirt got stuck in the chair as I stood up. It split and I bared my behind to thousands of watching fans!!!

    Who is your favourite celebrity and why?

    Although we talk about celebrities and what they are wearing and their style, I do try not to get too obsessed by the celebrity culture. They are just people doing a job like the rest of us aren’t they?! But probably if I was doing that interesting dinner party guest thing...Stephen Fry would be right up there!! Although what woman isn’t in love with Gary Barlow at the moment! For ladies style tips I try and look out for ... Eva Mendes is my girl!

    What is your best TV show and why?

    I love the escapism of TV but I still don’t think you can beat a good holiday read. I like all the awful reality shows..Strictly, X_Factor and America’s Next Top Model. They are addictive but then nothing beats a Jeremy Kyle show rant sometimes and Im also enjoying Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing and The Tudors. How random am I!!! My real desire is to be the next cardio-thoracic surgeon on Holby City however!

    In exactly two words how would your best friend describe you?

    Again..not really one for me to answer but I’m guessing maybe loyal and a giggle.

    If you were to be the Prime Minister for Three (3) Hours, what would you do and why?

    Three hours!! May take a wee bit longer than that. I suppose what you would like to do and what you could do money wise are two different things. In an ideal scenario it would be wonderful to put right injustices help lessen the divide between rich and poor and help the sick and elderly so everyone is comfortable and cared for and no one is lonely or desperate. Trying not to sound like a Miss World Contestant but it’s hard not to! Also would propose a plan to get the tug boats and just drag as down south a little to get a bit more sunshine...!

    Can you reveal a secret about a fellow TJC presenter?

    I don’t think I really can...even if I could, Im not sure it would be for me to say! But I will have a think and if something comes to mind... a good bit of gossip... then I will get back to you!!!!

  • Cris St. Valery
    Cris St. Valery
  • Cris is an experienced broadcaster having worked for the BBC, ITV and Eurosport, and of course The Jewellery Channel. He’s presented from the Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup and World Athletic Championships amongst others. Cris has a passion for current affairs and whether it’s via television, radio, online or via social media, he tries to keep up with the latest news from around the world. His other passion is, of course, jewellery which he has worked with for a number of years. "The wonderful thing about The Jewellery Channel", he tells us "is that that every gemstone has a unique story and place in history and it's always a pleasure to share those stories on-air with TJC viewers!

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    Well it’s so hard to pick just one but I think Tanzanite has such a unique history and has really taken the world of gemology by storm in recent years.

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    Always be willing to try something new but remember the classics are 'classic' for a reason.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I love how Daniel Craig transverses the style of Bond from the 1950's right up to the 2010's.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Too many to mention really but falling off a chair whilst presenting a live TV programme probably takes the biscuit!

  • Derek Gibbons
    Derek Gibbons
  • The Scottish member of the team and presenting here on TJC since the very first day, Derek moved to London 14 years ago to study for a Degree and then a Masters degree in music. After graduating at the Royal Albert Hall, he started working on TV way back in 2003, and has worked alongside many household names (including Gloria Hunniford and Benedict Cumberbatch) on BBC 2, ITV 1, Channel Four and Channel Five - even composing music for many productions on the same networks (including TJC!).

    Derek’s father is a retired geologist and geography teacher who introduced Derek to the world of gemstones from an early age. Derek lives in Greater London and adores his girlfriend and pet cat, Cancun.

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    That would have to be my birthstone – Emerald! There is something about that internal, neon and almost eerie glow that is incredible to see; especially on a good quality, larger stone.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Conservative yet quirky!

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    Take on new ideas from around you; be inspired by the past but don’t be afraid to create a brand new style for yourself. It’s always good to try something new, so go for it! Also, don’t go too over the top by piling on too many different styles…one or two well-chosen pieces of jewellery can make all the difference.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    As a bloke I would say I have no particular style icon, but can appreciate a well-dressed lady or gent. Personally, I love to be suited and booted with a crisp white shirt and colourful tie; simple but classic.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    All of the time! That’s the nature of the job. I love it!

  • Derek Marks
    Derek Marks
  • Derek's been part of our jewellery wardrobe since 2009, after many years on television and radio, both shopping and lifestyle. He started by a stark move from the world of IT to a dream career in voice and radio work in the early noughties.  You'll have seen him around on-screen from location reporting on cruise holidays to news reading, presenting discussion shows and of course here on The Jewellery Channel.

    Originally from Kent, Derek moved to Lancashire in the early 90's, enjoying the fresh air, spirit and milk prices ever since.  Since joining TJC, Derek has travelled around the world for the channel, spearheading customer events and even designing pieces from time to time.  He loves a text message into the studio and you'll always find him tweeting and Facebooking.

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    My favourite gemstone has always been the Opal because of its sparkling array of colours, and Topaz again for its wonderful bright colours.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    You would definitely describe me as chatty, loyal and natty with my selection of shirt and tie combo's - even the odd costume (and they are odd some of them!!)

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    As a guy speaking – ladies, never be afraid to try something new.  There are always new compliments to be had out there, so break your own rules occasionally :)

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    Mmmm, not really - I love what makes us individual. We should all lead with style and turn some heads.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Oh crikey yes, and there all out there to see.  You've got to see the cowpig video on my website.  It's one of very many - too many things make me laugh ;) 

  • Gemma Hadley
    Gemma Hadley
  • Being a fashionista at heart and her previous exposure to the world of television, Gemma took a natural step in her career and joined The Jewellery Channel. Since joining us back in October 2011, Gemma has carved a niche at TJC with her love and strong sense of style and fashion. She has worked in the television industry for over 10 years, presenting on ITV, SKY and QVC amongst others. Gemma has a background in the arts and a real passion for jewellery design- so watch this space!

    If making a statement is your thing, be sure to join Gemma on The Jewellery Channel.  

    What is your favourite gemstone?

     I have a LOT of favourite gemstones - just like shoes - a girl can never have enough! I love tanzanite and diamonds for their unique beauty and strong investment potential. The colour of an eye clean Oro Fino Rubellite is just draw dropping and the colour changing stones such as Zultanite also intrigue me.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    I would describe my style as ‘edgy’. I prefer block colours, and neutrals as a foundation, with bold or large statements pieces mixed with unusual textures. I'm a huge fan of patent heels, faux fur, chiffon, leather, suede - anyway that I can mix styles with an unusual twist. Experimentation with style is always exciting and liberating!

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    I always think it’s good to find contrast in an outfit, either by choosing opposing colours, or bringing a different texture into that outfit. The right colour near to the face will take years off of you, great tailoring will always slim the body, and don't always go for your normal dress size in clothes, sometimes going a little larger, can really make the clothes look better depending on the style. Having just been to the BAFTAS, I would also say it’s really important to make sure your jewellery is suitable for a special occasion, and that it works with the dress you choose - chandelier drop earrings are a MUST for these occasions. 

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I don't have any style ‘icons’ as such, just designers that I adore - McQueen, Ellie Saab, Balmain, Marchesa, and Valentino. Being from an artistic family I've always collected images from magazines for inspiration whether for art or fashion  - now I do it all on Pinterest.

  • Jo Grimwood
    Jo Grimwood
  • Jo joined the TJC family back in 2011 and after a brief hiatus and training to become a GIA certified Gemologist, she is thrilled to be back again doing what she loves - talking and shopping!

    Jo began her professional career as an actress, and after training at theatre school in London, she began to travel the world performing.

    The seven seas called and Jo worked on some of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world as a shopping presenter, running her own successful business and helping people acquire beautiful jewellery in the Caribbean and Alaska.

    With a lifelong passion for travel, Jo has been lucky enough to have visited many of the countries from which our beautiful gemstones are mined and even visited many of the mining sites themselves- a priceless experience.

    She loves the hustle bustle of the TJC environment and the excitement of knowing a whole new box of treasures awaits each and every show for her to share with you…

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    When it comes to collectables, Tanzanite was love at first sparkle for me. It gives me the best of both worlds- the brilliance of a diamond but a rich exotic colour like no other gem. I also adore blue diamonds as they are just that little bit different!

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Colourful, classic, always accessorise :)

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    Invest in those 5 classic jewellery essentials and you will have a timeless structure to your jewellery collection:

    Diamond studs, tennis bracelet, pendant, right hand ring and diamond hoops. A longline station necklace is also a beautiful accessory. Then you can of course mix and match them with all your other TJC pieces!

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    The 50's and 60's were such a fabulous period for fashion and who can beat Jackie O in her classic Pink Chanel suit?

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    I'm a bit clumsy and you may often see me dropping things live on air, or hear clanging going on behind the set. It's ok- I hear all great artists are clumsy :)

  • Laura Schofield
    Laura Schofield
  • Laura began her television career in a rather fabulous way – assisting Trinny and Susannah on the set of What Not to Wear. Loving the world of media, Laura whirled into a busy schedule of TV production and styling.  She worked behind the scenes for a few years on entertainment and children’s television, but soon realised that working in front of the camera was more her thing!

    Laura has since presented an abundance of television and radio channels – loving the fashion side of things the most. Being a rather leggy lady (6 foot to be exact), Laura spends a fair amount of time style-blogging for other tall women. Staying in the world of fashion, Laura often hosts live fashion shows around the country for the likes of The Clothes Show Live for Cosmopolitan magazine amongst others. Last year she presented makeover advertorials for Remington on MTV, and her style tips were featured in Elle.

    She loves nothing better than a good chin-wag, and has interviewed everyone from actors to Olympians, and even members of the royal family! But her biggest claim to fame is that she's the face of Watford shopping centre. Yes folks, she's kind of a big deal...

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    For chunky fashion pieces, I love the exotic bright blue of turquoise. But when it comes to collectibles, I'm going to be a bit of a traditionalist and say diamonds.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Tall, smiley and scary-alien-toes J

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    A big, bold, statement piece can breathe life into the most over-worn tops and dresses in your wardrobe. I always try and wear at least one high-impact piece - a chunky necklace, sparkly cuff bracelet or a fabulously blingy pair of earrings.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    Sarah Jessica Parker for her quirkiness, The Duchess of Cambridge for her lady-like wardrobe, and Lady Gaga... just for the fact that she'll happily wear a lobster on her head.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    I once had to dress up as a gorilla for children's telly. To be fair, no one knew it was me... but the eye-holes weren't in the right place, so I ended up skidding over in spectacular style and bashing my leg into a giant plant-pot. I've still got a big scar on my leg to prove it!

  • Liana Bagley
    Lianna Bagley
  • What is your favourite gemstone?

    It's tough to narrow it down to one! I particularly love Tanzanite and Turquoise as they are my birthstones, so they are quite sentimental to me. However, I also love the amazing colour palette in both Ammolite gems and Opals.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    I think three words to sum up my look would be 'Classic butedgy'. I like to wear fairly simplistic outfits but then add a twist, whether that's with a bag, accessory or piece of jewellery.

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    I know it may sound cliché but I think every single person is individual so dress the way that makes you happy… and comfortable!

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I love how classic Kate Middleton dresses with both her clothes and jewellery! She often wears both drop pearl earrings as well as emerald earrings. I'm very envious of her jewellery collection!

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    My most memorable moment yet was when I once knocked over about 40 pieces of jewellery on air. I was using my hands a lot to describe a piece, got too excited and next thing I knew all the pieces had fallen on the table below. Luckily they were durable stones so didn't break...Thankfully!

  • Mark Gould
    Mark Gould
  • Mark has worked in the jewellery industry for all of his adult working life. Presenting on live television in both the UK and USA, Mark has enjoyed educating collectors and connoisseurs about gemstones and jewellery since 2012.

    Having studied with The Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) to become an Accredited Jewellery Professional and visiting several gemstone mines including the Tanzanite mine in Tanzania alongside fellow TJC presenter Rachel Hatton, Mark is a true gemstone and jewellery expert.

    Mark’s other passions include home décor, skin care and shopping which make him a perfect fit for TJC.

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    Ultimately, it has to be Turkizite. It ticks virtually every single box in a checklist for the properties you could ever want a gemstone to possess. Its seductive multiple colour change makes it an extraordinary shapeshifter in the gemstone world, combined with its pleochroism, rarity and natural talent. Having said that, the first gemstone I ever fell in love with was Mercury Mystic Topaz.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Being a dog owner I’m always wearing joggers, t-shirts and trainers off screen and love feeling rebellious by wearing casual clothes as opposed to dressing smartly on air.

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    I love the fact that jewellery allows everyone to transform their look without having to completely change their style or colour palette in their wardrobe. I’ve heard and read so many times that red is ‘the colour to wear’ yet it is such a difficult colour to feel comfortable wearing head to toe whereas ruby allows you to incorporate and accessorise with red without totally committing to it.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I don’t have one, however, I admire Danny Dyer’s look and combination of smart and casual.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Way too many! Mostly involving unintentional innuendos. Also, I once knocked over an 8 foot Christmas tree on air simply by walking past it as well as losing a priceless Alexandrite loose stone by accidently pinging it from a pair of gemstone tweezers onto the studio floor.

  • Marina Berry
    Marina Berry
  • After working for 4 years, Marina graduated from radio to television, and has  since presented and featured on various shows, working for BBC 1, ITV, Endemol, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky.

    Marina also sings and her singing and songwriting skills have seen her work consistently on the professional circuit for over 10 years. Her diverse body of work includes appearances at Wembley Arena, working with Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Olympics, lead vocals on club hits, film soundtracks, touring Norway with a big band and extensive work as a session singer both live and in the studio. She can also be heard singing radio jingles and has been a backing singer for Peter Andre, Sam Bailey, The Feeling and more. 

  • Rachel Hatton
    Rachel Hatton
  • Rachel has worked in the jewellery business for 4 years. Rachel’s a bit of a professional traveller if you will; always making time to find out more about the gemstone world. She’s visited gemstone mines in Africa, experienced how to craft jewellery in Jaipur, discovered how diamonds are bought and cut in Mumbai and looked to sourcing finest gemstones from Hong Kong.

    Rachel is well read too, having gained a GIA AJP qualification in diamonds, coloured gemstones and jewellery. Adding to her repertoire, Rachel studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Bristol as well as presented a radio show in Manchester, interviewing many musicians and actors. She has an enormous passion for fashion – as seen when she presented at London fashion week, interviewing famous bloggers and fashion icons.

    Outside of TJC, Rachel is often browsing the shops herself, as a self-confessed shopaholic. She is constantly experimenting with new styles and beauty trends. She loves to eat out, travel the world and experience new cultures. This year so far she’s travelled to Iceland, Venice, Florida, Canary Islands, Majorca and Hong Kong!

    What is your favourite gemstone

    For daytime, it has to be labradorite – it’s a laid back gemstone but with a mysterious metallic blue light to give it an edge. For night-time glamour, it has to be the most long loved stone – Emerald! The glow is unparalleled, as is its history! Pharaoh Cleopatra was known for her passion for Emeralds, it’s a Queen’s gem!

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    I can talk about jewellery and fashion until I’m blue in the face, but it’s so hard to describe yourself. But on telly – I try to feel ‘glamourous’ and ‘groomed’. Whether I always do, is another question. And at home, I go for ‘comfort’! I do love my chill-out clothes; my pyjamas draw is bulging!

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    I think accessories and jewellery is the perfect way to show your style and individuality! So use accessories to draw attention to a part of you that makes you special, such as a pair of sapphire earrings to accentuate your beautiful blue eyes. Your accessories draw is your box of tricks when it comes to updating your look or transforming an otherwise dull outfit. Keep it stocked with plenty of scarves, belts, bags and jewellery, adding a few new pieces each season so that you can always look bang on trend!

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I adore New York fashionista Olivia Palermo’s style. She is so effortlessly chic, elegant and outrageously fashionable! What I would give to raid her wardrobe. Often I am browsing Instagram and being inspired by fashion bloggers and street style. There are so many fabulous women out there rocking it!

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Yes too many to mention, I am an embarrassing person! I once wrongly described a ring as ‘extortionate’ rather of ‘extraordinary’! Come to think of it, I often make up words! Presenting 4 hours straight, sometimes your brain becomes a little muddled! There are many more embarrassing things, but I can’t admit to them – maybe if we have a mojito together one day – I’ll spill the beans!

  • Stacey Ellis
    Stacey Ellis
  • With over 1000 hours of live TV experience, Stacey is a quick-witted and confident presenter. Her cheeky and spontaneous humour has been a huge hit with viewers across all groups. Stacey has accumulated great experience in the past from hosting legal debate shows to presenting the Smash Hits Pop Party tour, but her heart has always been with shopping TV. Stacey adores gemstones and is dedicated to educating viewers and making the world of gemstones accessible to all. As an avid gemstone collector herself, Stacey really does have the perfect job at TJC.

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    Paraiba for the collector, tanzanite as it’s so beautiful, Russian diopside for the amazing richness of greens. But when people ask me what they should buy right now.... Zultanite, trust me in 5 years’ time you will be glad you did! I know that's more than one but it’s impossible to pick

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Feminine, relaxed, and classic.

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    If you love it buy it – It’s that simple.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    Jennifer Aniston. Her style is effortlessly cool and comfortable - and is totally doable for the rest of us.

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Plenty, but my most embarrassing moment to date happened at the last Tucson gem show – not really on screen, but a real cringe moment!

    After a long day of filming I was taken out to a beautiful restaurant by the big bosses of TJC. Amit, our Head Gem Buyer handed what I thought was a sweet across the table, so I popped it in my mouth.... everyone at the table shouted nooooooo! Well it wasn’t an M & M! To my horror, it was actually a really rare cat’s eye rubellite. Don’t think I’ll ever live that one down.

  • Steven Milne
    Steven Milne
  • Originally from Australia, Steve came from a finance background. He then moved into event management and finally into the bustling world of television presenting. Our favourite Aussie has worked on many TV channel, including Channel 4 and ITV. Steve caught the travel bug years ago and loves nothing more than flitting across the world, normally to somewhere hot and spicy!

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    My favourite gemstones are any that are blue as it’s my favourite colour. Mostly I love Tanzanite and aquamarine.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    Big and bold are best.

    Who is your ultimate style icon?

    I don't have any particular icon but am always trying to be up to date with the latest style...... not always succeeding....

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    So many involving laughing fits where I can't talk!

  • Vicki Browne
    Vicki Browne
  • Vicki brings a great deal of interactive shopping and terrestrial television expertise to The Jewellery Channel, and so much more.

    Known as the "Dinner Party Diva" always throwing extravagant dinner parties and charity themed parties; from Bond nights to large scale Bollywood Events. The money she raises goes towards running her family owned eye hospital/charity in India called "NIRDOSH" where they give free cataract eye operations to blind children.

    Affectionately known as the Queen of Sparkle, Vicki loves to travel and collect things wherever she goes specially jewellery - being Indian she has a natural passion for jewels and recipes. When not skiing high mountains or jumping out of planes, working on the Jewellery Channel is the perfect job for her as she loves jewellery and loves shopping!

    What is your favourite gemstone?

    I love the Colombian emerald with its exotic and magical properties and I love the way it looks on my skin.

    If you could sum up your look and aesthetic in three words, what would they be?

    The Queen of Sparkle – of course!

    Any fashion or jewellery tips?

    A simple one - Sparkle from morning to night!

    Any embarrassing on-screen moments?

    Cutting the cake for TJC’s 2nd birthday – I practically chopped off my finger while smiling at the camera – ouch! 

    Can you reveal a secret about a fellow TJC presenter?

    Derek wears ladies pants.