The Astley Clarke Story
Relaxed Luxury At Astley Clarke inspires the modern, intelligent woman to wear fashion fine jewellery every day.
Astley Clarke was founded in London by Bec Astley Clarke MBE to celebrate design and colour in fine jewellery and to create a brand that represents all that is good and proper about British luxury. By combining the grandest of ideas with an acute attention to the tiniest of details, we create refined and colourful jewellery that is designed to be layered and stacked.
Astley Clarke is one of the UK's leading fashion fine jewellery brands with a presence in iconic department stores worldwide including Selfridges and Liberty in the UK and Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus in the US.
Meet Bec Astley Clarke MBE
Challenging pre-conceptions and pioneering modern approaches is second nature to Bec Astley Clarke MBE. From an eclectic childhood surrounded by geneticists, politicians, travellers, artists and mountaineers to starting Astley Clarke from her drawing room, hers is a tale of never taking no for an answer.
With an MA in Politics and Philosophy, Bec has worked for some of the world’s finest luxury brands. Although Bec has spent much time living and working in Hamburg, Paris and Milan, London is truly home.
In December 2013, Bec was awarded an MBE for 'Services to Jewellery' by Her Royal Majesty the Queen.
Bec Astley Clarke receiving her MBE at Buckingham Palace
The name Astley Clarke is synonymous with butterflies, my grandfather’s collection was housed at the Natural History Museum. I wanted to incorporate my family heritage into the brand which is why you will see elements of the butterfly in our gift wrap and monogram.
Bec Astley Clarke MBE
Behind The Scenes With The Jewellery Editor
Made In The Mews: Our London Design Studio
Led by Creative Director Lorna Watson, every piece of Astley Clarke jewellery is designed in a little mews house in West London, also known as our London Design Studio.
All traditional draughtsman, our design team hand draw each piece of jewellery, transforming rough sketches into technical drawings which outline the specific measurements and elements of even the smallest detail.
Whilst this process may be time consuming and meticulous, it also ensures that Astley Clarke jewellery has its own unique sensibility and refinement.
It simply wouldn't be Astley Clarke
jewellery if it was not 'Made in the Mews'.
Lorna also ensures that every member of her team has a goldsmiths' background and therefore an innate understanding of every element of the jewellery making process. Lorna is in fact such an expert that in 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall.
Gemstones are integral to the Astley Clarke ethos so it is essential that we find the very best. Lorna sources gemstones from all around the world, buying into the rough and then having the stones cut to our specifications. We always talk about great thoughts and tiny details and nowhere is this embodied more that in our London Design Studio.
Bec Astley Clarke with Lorna Watson
The London Boutique
Tucked away in an unsuspecting cobbled mews in London's Paddington, the Boutique sits just below the Design Studio. With antique French cabinets and 1950's Murano glass chandeliers the boutique juxtaposes old world glamour with contemporary design.
Whether you prefer tea or champagne, our utterly delightful Personal Shoppers will be on hand to help you navigate a myriad of diamonds and coloured gemstones.
From London to Los Angeles
With a considerable following of global trendsetters including Sienna Miller, Cara Delevingne, Cameron Diaz and Alexa Chung (to name a few) you may have seen Astley Clarke jewellery on the red carpet or the silver screen.