Stuart Bishop’s brilliant career in the jewellery industry began at the young age of 17 years, straight from school. Now he is CEO of Wallace Bishop Jewellers Group – a company formed by his great grandfather back in 1917.
Stuart completed a Diploma in the Study of Diamonds and Grading at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1989. He also gained valuable industry experience working on the fundamentals of the trade before progressing to his appointments as Service Manager – Jewellery and Watch Workshops; Diamond and Precious Gems Buyer; and Valuer of the company in 1990.
Stuart takes great pride in being at the helm of his successful family company. His great grandfather started his own manufacturing company at 46 Elizabeth Street Brisbane nearly 100 years ago.
Stuart has gained distinction in various Jewellery Industry Awards since 1992. This culminated in his winning the prestigious 1997 De Beers Australian Diamond Facets Supreme Design Award.
Stuart continues to design and commission bespoke jewellery as well as undertaking bi-annual Diamond buying tips. Working with our world-class Diamond suppliers globally, he personally selects all Diamonds available in Wallace Bishop Stores.