Meet the Team
OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Gemmologist (FGAA), Registered Valuer (SA95-61), Diamond Technologist (DipDt)
Brad joined Class A as a fresh-faced high school graduate in 1984. Working initially as a Sales Consultant, Brad proceeded to learn all aspects of the business, including jewellery design, manufacturing processes, diamond and gem purchasing.
In 1999, Brad purchased Class A Jewellers and has continued to grow the business into one of the most respected and trusted jewellery businesses in South Australia, providing our clients with exceptional service and high quality, handcrafted jewellery pieces.
Brad has also positioned Class A in the commanding position as the jewellery replacement specialist for insurance claims in South Australia. At an often distressing time for clients, Brad ensures a seamless and efficient quotation and replacement process for both the client and Insurer alike. Many of our insurance clients continue to visit us many years after initially visiting us for their jewellery claims,
With qualifications as a Registered Gemmologist, Certified Jewellery Valuer and Diamond Technologist, Brad ensures excellence in every aspect of our manufacturing and administrative processes. During his 33 years at Class A, Brad has developed lifelong, loyal relationships with our clients, with multiple generations of families entrusting us with their milestone jewellery purchases.
VIV VALLADARES - WORKSHOP MANAGER / JEWELLER
ANDREW JESSE - WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR / MASTER JEWELLER
PAUL LEDGER - MASTER JEWELLER
JOE ONORATO - JEWELLER
SAM MUCKLOW - APPRENTICE JEWELLER
With a combined experience of over 100 years, we’re so proud of our Jewellers and the expert workmanship which is produced in our on-site workshop every day of the week. From intricate handmade custom designs to simple jewellery repairs, our skilled jewellers ensure perfection with every piece of jewellery that leaves the Class A workshop.
After being located upstairs in our Walkerville premises for the past 30 years, the workshop is soon to see a move downstairs to a more modern space where our clients will be able to watch as our Jewellers go about their daily work.
SENIOR JEWELLERY DESIGNER
As our Jewellery Designer, Daniel has the enviable job of working closely with our clients to bring their jewellery visions to life. With a Diploma in Gemmology and the use of state-of-the-art technology, Daniel steps through every facet of the design and manufacturing journey with our clients to create an exceptional piece of jewellery which will be in their family for generations to come.
Having 18 years’ experience at Class A, Daniel’s attention to detail and resolve for excellence sees our customers coming back time and again to have their bespoke pieces created and manufactured by us.
Jessica joined the Class A team in 2010. With a Diploma in Gemmology and an eye for classic design and style, Jess particularly enjoys assisting our newly engaged couples with their engagement ring choice. For many of our clients, this is their first significant jewellery purchase, so Jess enjoys taking the extra time to ask (and answer!) lots of questions to ensure they are confident with their final choice of this very special piece of jewellery.
With her Diploma in Gemmology and extensive product knowledge, Teagan loves helping our clients to discover their own personal style and to select the perfect piece of jewellery for every occasion. Teagan’s genuine warmth and patience has endeared her to many of our clients during her nine years here at Class A.
ADMINISTRATION OFFICER / SENIOR SALES CONSULTANT
Having been part of the business since 1995, Paull has an extensive knowledge of our business practices and products. Paull not only ensures the smooth daily running of our business, but he also loves assisting clients in the store with their jewellery and watch selections.
PA TO BRAD MUCKLOW / MANAGER – INSURANCE SERVICES, MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
With substantial prior experience in the insurance industry, Michelle commenced working at Class A in 2003 primarily to assist clients with insurance quotations and replacements. Her role has since evolved to manage our marketing and social media platforms. With a passion and respect for the Class A brand, Michelle ensures that all aspects of the business reflect the excellence which is demanded in customer service, product knowledge and the finest in jewellery manufacture.
WEB & MEDIA CO-ORDINATOR / SALES CONSULTANT
Bachelor of Design (VisComm)
With a Bachelor of Design and creative flair, Nicole is the co-ordinator of our beautiful website and social media platforms. She helps bring our gorgeous jewellery into the homes of our clients near and far, and when she’s not behind her computer screens working on the next Instagram story, you’ll find Nicole in the showroom with our clients, providing knowledgeable advice and guidance with their jewellery selections.
Lovely Trish has been with us for the past six years and will be your first point of contact at any time you need to give us a call. Trish will go out of her way to make you feel comfortable and to assist you with your query. She’s the “Mamma Bear” of our team and loves to create a warm, inviting environment for staff and customers alike.