W.E. Clark and Son staff

How long have you been working for W.E. Clark & Son?

It will be five years on April 2nd.

How long have you worked in the store?

Two years this Apri. It has gone by very quickly.

What attracted you to the role? I have a passion for jewellery and watches. I also enjoy meeting and serving new people, as well as building a relationship with regular customers.

What do you enjoy about the role?

I love seeing the new stock coming in and meeting different people every day, but also being able to choose the stock we have. We meet so many different people and they all have a different reason for shopping with us. I feel very honoured to be part of someone’s special occasion and to help people choose the perfect gift.

What's your favourite piece or style of jewellery?

There are too many to choose from! I love jewellery in all styles and from all eras. To pick a single piece would be too difficult.

What is your favourite stone and why?

Difficult as I have two. I love Diamonds. Diamond is my birthstone but also it’s just timeless and goes with anything and everything. You can’t beat the sparkle of a diamond. I also love Tanzanite. I love the colours you get from a high quality Tanzanite. The deep rich purples and blue colours and flashes of red as it reflects the light.

You completed the Professional Jewellers Management Diploma (P.J. Man Dip.) with a Grade A Distinction, what kind of thing did you study?

I first completed the Jet 1 and Jet 2 diplomas, then the P.J. Man. Dip. I learned about the full range of professional jewellery skills, including hallmarks and their legal requirements, gemstones, precious metals, design and crafting quality, and watches, including their design and how the different types of timepiece movement work. It’s a fascinating subject area.

What do you enjoy about W.E. Clark & Son?

The feeling of being valued as a part of a close knit team. I have been here for five years and have built good relationships with other staff members, it’s like being part of a “working family”. I also love the range of stock, from low to very high value.

What is your favourite part about working with W.E. Clark & Son customers?

The varied types of customer from shop to shop. When you start to recognise regular customers and build a relationship it gives a sense of belonging.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I spend my days off with my Mum and taking time out.

What makes you happy?

My family make me happy. If they are happy then so am I! And making a good sale. And champagne!