Joanna Hardy discovers Bond Street jeweller Hennell's archive

Jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy is usually found in glamorous locations.

But one of her most exciting discoveries actually occurred in an East London brick warehouse stuffed with 84 boxes of documents. “I ploughed through many files and extensive correspondence until, in box 50, I found what I was looking for. It was a eureka moment as I opened one of the leather-bound volumes.” Hardy’s treasure was the long-hidden archive of once famous Bond Street jeweller Hennell. Illustrious jeweller In 1736 goldsmith David Hennell founded his company which went on to become one of ...