A Little About Me

  • Over 40 years in the jewellery trade at the most prestigious level
  • Head of Harrods jewellery department aged 27
  • Managing Director of Mappin and Webb Jewellery Group
  • Managing Director of Garrard, The Crown Jewellers aged 31
  • President of Asprey New York
  • A Trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland
  • Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh
  • I now run my own company buying Jewellery, Diamonds, Gemstones, Gold, Silver, Watches, Fine Art  and Furniture direct from clients.

I entered the jewellery trade at the tender age of 23, packing parcels at a West End jeweller in London. Working with fine jewellery became a passion and by the age of 27, I was fortunate to be running the main jewellery department at Harrods.

After several successful years there, I joined the Mappin & Webb Jewellery Group.  From running an exclusive single outlet, I was soon asked to supervise the purchasing of jewellery for the entire Mappin & Webb chain as its Merchandise Director. I loved the job and relished the opportunity to expand both my knowledge of, and contacts within, the industry.

At 31, I was appointed the Managing Director of Garrard, the Crown Jewellers and it was my privilege to run the company that looked after the large Royal Jewellery Collection as well as to assist members of the Royal Family with their own collections. A few years later, I was appointed to run both Garrard and the Mappin & Webb Jewellery Group in tandem.

Following the sale of both businesses to the Asprey Group, I joined the board of Asprey and moved to New York to become President of the American division. A wonderful experience that broadened my personal contacts across North America.

When I returned to the UK, I began consulting for auction houses and over time, realised that, having developed one of the largest ‘Little Black Books’ of potential buyers around the globe, I could offer a very real alternative to selling precious items at auction.

I started my own business, buying and selling directly to clients, backed by a team of specialists, and ‘Edward Green’ was established.

Edward with Reptile
As well as buying jewellery and other precious items directly from clients, I am passionate about providing a service which makes house and estate clearances as uncomplicated and stress-free as possible. What can feel a difficult and overwhelming task requires sensitivity and supreme organisation, and my highly skilled team and I can arrange the entire process for you, including probate should you wish. I understand that knowing who to trust when selling your precious items can seem daunting, but whether you have a single item of jewellery to sell or an entire estate to clear, I am confident that my impeccable reputation, knowledge of the industry, private contacts and years of experience will serve you well. I would be delighted to help in any way I can. Please see the Estate Clearances page for more information.