Diana Scarisbrick is a renowned jewelry historian who has published over twenty books and catalogues on jewelry from many ages around the world. Her academically acclaimed titles include The Art of the Ring: Highlights from the Griffin Collection, Diamond Rings: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour, Portrait Jewels: Opulence and Intimacy from the Medici to the Romanovs, and Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love, and Loyalty.

In 1950 Scarisbrick finished her education at Oxford University to start her career as a historian to explain the cultural, social, and political significance of jewelry and engraved gems. She is known for bringing to light great gems otherwise hidden within aristocratic collections. Scarisbrick has collaborated with many leading scholars and collectors to catalogue celebrated gem collections like the Beverley Collection at Alnwick Castle, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and those of the Dukes of Devonshire, Marlborough, and Northumberland. In 2013 she was appointed as research associate at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre. Scarisbrick is also a fellow of the prestigious Society of Antiquaries of London.