Dr Taylor is the managing director and senior consultant at Taylor and Co Ltd. The company is recognised internationally for its expertise in diamonds gemstones and jewellery. With extensive experience in advising on quality control and quality assurance, testing, validation, audit and valuation.
Dr Taylor is a fellow of the Gemmological Association of GB, a fellow of the National Association of Goldsmiths, a fellow member of the Institute of Registered Valuers, a fellow of the Geological Society of GB. His expertise includes retail management, jewellery repair and manufacture, testing, certification and valuation.
Dr Taylor is actively involved in research in diamonds and gemstone synthesis, treatment and identification, he has numerous international publications, and is an active honorary research fellow at the University of St Andrews. He was up until this year also a distinguished visiting Professor at the China University of Geosciences, and a lecturer in advanced gemmology and valuation science at Birmingham City University’s school of jewellery.
He works as a consultant to the gemstone and jewellery industry both in the UK and internationally and has extensive experience as a jewellery and gemstone valuer. Dr Taylor has over 25 years’ experience working both as an expert witness and expert adviser to the police, insurance industry, tax, revenue and customs, trading standards and private clients.
Dr Taylor also undertakes publicly funded cases and has significant experience in stock valuation and audit procedures.