Our Team

Alessandro Borruso, Head of Sales, Europe

Is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers.  He has over 18 years of experience working with diamonds and fine jewellery.  From sales of antique, vintage jewels and modern bespoke creations to insurance valuations including grading all the diamonds used in ‘For the Love of God’, Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull, Mr. Borruso is a leader in the industry.  alessandro.borruso@sothebysdiamonds.com









Lisa Chow, Deputy Chairman, Jewellery, Asia

With extensive relationships with clients and dealers worldwide in the luxury jewellery business, Ms. Chow focuses on providing strategic guidance and building client relationships for Sotheby’s jewellery auctions in Asia, while continuing to lead Sotheby’s Diamonds in Asia.


Ms. Chow began her career at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 1990, first as a Specialist then as Deputy Head of the Chinese Paintings department. She joined the Jewellery department in 1995 as a member of the launch team for the first Western Jewellery Sale in Hong Kong, which established the city as an international jewellery hub. Ms. Chow was instrumental in introducing Sotheby’s Diamonds in mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore.  lisa.chow@sothebysdiamonds.com






Faris Saif, Sales Associate, Europe

Graduated from Lord Ashcroft International Business School Cambridge in 2015 before qualifying as a Graduate Gemmologist at the G.I.A in 2016.  He has extensive experience of handling and selling important diamonds and jewellery in Saudi Arabia, where his family owns and runs a fine jewels and watches business.  faris.saif@sothebysdiamonds.com