Jennifer Tonkin has a degree in Illustration from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and a postgraduate diploma in the History & Business of Art & Collecting from IESA in Paris. After joining Bonhams in 2006 she specialized in portrait miniatures, becoming Head of Department in 2013. During this time Jennifer was responsible for many significant auctions including the single-owner sales of the Brian and Judy Harden Collection and the Richard Allen Collection. In 2014, Jennifer joined Bonhams Jewelry department and has recently obtained her FGA. Among her particular specialisms are 18th and 19th century jewelry and designs of the 1960s especially the work of Bulgari, VCA and Andrew Grima.