The company has been developed and expanded by Managing Director and the fourth generation of the Clark family, David Clark (FGA. DGA. MJVA. PJDip. PJGemDip). In 2016 Daniel Blackford (P. J. Gem Man. Dip.) was the first non-family member to be appointed as a Director.
Today David and Daniel work together in forging a path for the 21st century assisted by their team of highly knowledgeable, professionally qualified sales consultants who deliver the service that sets 'The Clark Experience' apart.
Clark's offers an extensive variety of jewellery in every price range including internationally renowned brands. As gemmologists we specialise in and source rare and beautiful gemstones designing our own Clark brands comprising The Clark Collection, Antwerp collection and Clark Bespoke Jewellery pieces.
In 2017 we expanded further with our second showroom in Uckfield, East Sussex. We have one of the largest selections of carefully chosen and restored pre-owned jewellery and watches in the area. In addition to this we provide services in jewellery repair and restoration, valuations and engraving.
W. E. Clark & Son is a family run jewellers with branches in Lewes and Uckfield. Now run by the fourth generation of the Clark family, David Clark. We are very proud of our strong team working within our Lewes and Uckfield jewellery showrooms.
Daniel Blackford, Director, is responsible for the day to day running of the company, and has achieved both Professional Gemmology and Management Diplomas. All of the team work to achieve professional qualifications, which include professional diplomas in retail jewellery and gemmology. We believe these qualifications are essential in order that we may provide the best possible service to our customers.
A brief understanding of the qualifications we all undertake:
FGA - Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
DGA - Diamond Diploma - The Gemmological Association of Great Britain
MJVA - Member of the Jewellery Valuers Association
PJDip - Professional Jewellers Diploma - The National Association of Jewellers
PJGemDip - Professional Jewellers Gemmological Diploma - The National Association of Jewellers
PJManDip - Professional Jeweller Management Diploma - The National Association of Jewellers
FGA. DGA. MJVA. PJDip. PJGemDip.
David Clark FGA. DGA. MJVA. PJDip. PJGemDip., is a 4th generation of the Clark Family and is the Managing Director at W.E. Clark & Son. David, has been in the jewellery business for over 20 years. Initially, trained at one of the best jewellers in the UK where he found he has as true passion for gemmology. David is a fully qualified gemmologist and registered valuer. This involved achieving qualifications with the NAJ (National Association of Jewellers) the GEM-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) and The JVA (The Jewellery Valuers Association). David enjoys seeing customers directly, listening to their needs and designing jewellery that will last for many years to come.
PJDip. PJManDip. PJGemDip.
Daniel Blackford PJDip, PJManDip, PJGemDip., is a Director of W.E. Clark & Son. Daniel has worked alongside David for over 20 years, starting as a Sales Consultant and has worked his way up to being a Director. Daniel selects the majority of the items stocked in the business, and works with David to create the many unique items within the Clark Collection. He enjoys jewellery design, and has special expertise in helping customers with their jewellery commissions. Daniel oversees the very specialist watch repair side of the business, dealing with the many customer watch repair and restorations the company undertakes.
Assistant Manager in Lewes
Katie Carter PJDip, PJManDip, is the Assistant Manager of our Lewes showroom. Katie has been with the company for a number of years, and has acquired a great deal of knowledge across all areas of the business. She especially enjoys helping our customers to choose their wedding jewellery using our innovative jewellery design system.
Manager in Uckfield
Lauren Pearson PJDip, PJManDip, is the Manager of our Uckfield showroom. Lauren enjoys customer consultations, especially engagement and bridal. Lauren works hard to make sure that the website showcases our newest beautiful jewellery and watches, and keeps our social media buzzing.
Senior Sales & Watch Repair Consultant
Vicky Clynes PJDip, PJManDip, is our Senior Sales and Watch Repair Consultant at our Lewes showroom. Vicky has worked with the company for a number of years, and has a special interest in consulting with customers about their watch repairs and restorations.
Kylie Hibling PJDip, is Sales Consultant at our Uckfield showroom. Kylie enjoys helping our customers choose from our wide range of jewellery and watches, and has an interest in visual merchandising helping to keep our displays look seasonal and exciting.
Independent Resistered Valuer- JVA20101s
FGA DGA PJDip. PJManDip.
Julian Cousins FGA, DGA, FJVA, is our Registered Valuer and has worked in the jewellery and silver industry for over 25 years. He has a degree in Fine Art and Antique Valuation from Southampton Solent University, has completed the National Association of Goldsmiths’ Gemmological Diploma, their Certificate of Appraisal Theory and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain’s Gemmology and Diamond Diplomas. He is former Vice Chair of the Institute of Registered Valuers and a founder member and Treasurer of the Academy of Valuers. He is also Chairman of The Jewellery Valuers Association, the only independent governing body in the UK exclusively for jewellery valuers.