Who we are and what we do
A Short History of Astley Clarke
Astley Clarke was founded by Bec Astley Clarke in London in 2006 to celebrate the world’s very best in fine jewellery design and craftsmanship as well as to pioneer the best in online luxury.
Our aim is to challenge the preconceptions of fine jewellery by introducing a plethora of coloured gemstones and playing with precious metals’ colours and textures to inspire and delight our growing audience.
From covetable stacking rings to sumptuous coloured cabochon gemstones and micro pave diamonds, there are over 10 Fine and Contemporary Astley Clarke own brand jewellery collections to choose from, all lovingly designed and crafted by ourselves at our London Design Studio.
We offer a pioneering approach to 21st century shopping by marrying cutting edge online technologies with a sincere and expertly executed ‘old-world’ approach to luxury and customer service.
We treat our jewels with the utmost respect - each piece is illustrated online with exquisite still life and campaign imagery, detailed product descriptions, gift wrap guide and care instructions.
In addition to the UK website, March 2012 saw the launch of Astley Clarke’s US dollar website as well as expansion into some of London’s most iconic department stores - Liberty, Harrods and Selfridges in November 2012. Our UK and USA websites have an international customer base delivering to over 100 countries worldwide.
Our small team of Personal Shoppers have unrivalled jewellery expertise and are delighted to help you place an order, design a Bespoke piece, select an engagement ring or source the perfect gift. You can meet them by visiting our London Boutique where you will find our complete Astley Clarke Collection.
A Timeline of Creativity
Born into a family of academics, explorers and artists, Bec's non-conventional family ties play a big role in our creative vision
Bec’s Grandfather, Sir Cyril Astley Clarke finds cure for Rh disease: The Astley Clarke name is born.
Bec’s father, Dr Charles Astley Clarke is doctor on first British expedition to climb Everest. Combining a passionate hobby with his career is an inspirational driver for Bec
Bec’s grandmother gives her a locket that became a childhood treasure.
Bec’s first trip to Basel Jewellery Fair – inspired by an early obsession with jewellery that continues to this day.
Bec Astley Clarke founds AstleyClarke.com
Astley Clarke wins ‘Walpole - Best Luxury Brand Online'
The Astley Clarke Boutique opens in a mews in west London
After launching in Harrods in 2010, 2011 sees Astley Clarke open in Liberty, with a pop up shop in Harvey Nichols
Astley Clarke’s celebrates its 6th Birthday and opens in Selfridges