Sophie Stevens is a jewellery specialist, gemologist and diamond grader based in Dubai. In 2016 she set up 51:55, a fine jewellery and gemstone advisory business that helps clients across the Middle East develop collections from rare pieces only available in the secondary market.
Prior to moving to Dubai in 2016, Sophie was a Jewellery Specialist at Bonhams Auctioneers at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. Before this she worked with one of the world’s oldest diamond dealers and antique jewellers, where she qualified as a gemologist and diamond grader. She has handled a wide range of exceptional jewels, diamonds, precious gems and natural pearls.
In addition to her work with 51:55, Sophie covers the Watches & Jewellery content for Harper's Bazaar Arabia, writes extensively for regional and international jewellery press, and is a Jewellery Consultant for Sotheby’s Middle East. Sophie holds a BA from the University of Bristol and is currently studying towards her Masters in Business Administration.