Bec Astley Clarke is the Founder and Managing Director of Luxury jewellery brand Astley Clarke; launched in 2006 to celebrate the world’s very best in fine jewellery design and craftsmanship as well as to pioneer the very best in online luxury. In 2009 the business opened a Design Studio in London and invested in the creation of Astley Clarke own brand collections, today there are over 10 Fine and Contemporary Jewellery collections to choose from.
Bec graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in Politics and Philosophy, worked across luxury brand consultancy projects – spending much time in Hamburg, Paris and Milan, was Commercial Director of iVillage.co.uk and Head of Non-Retail Strategy at Tesco.com.
Bec’s vision was and still is to establish coloured gemstones at the heart of every woman’s jewellery box and to encourage women to ‘Go Precious Everyday’. Bec is passionate about educating and informing customers on all aspects of jewellery and constantly invests in new, creative drivers that offer the luxury consumer a unique shopping experience.
2012 saw the launch of the Astley Clarke US dollar website as well as expansion into key retail environments in London with concessions in Liberty, Harrods and Selfridges London. In June 2013 the business announced plans for global expansion with the appointment of Scott Thomson as Managing Director.
Bec lives in West London with her husband and two children – Thor, five and Delilah, one.