Shirley Wickham is currently based in our newest showroom in Uckfield, however she has watched and helped the company grow, evolve, and succeed throughout her years with the Clark family.

Shirley joined the company with a passion for jewellery and for the industry itself. She was welcomed in by the family, already holding previous experience within retail and customer service. She continued to gain experience and knowledge by successfully completing her JET jewellery diploma, allowing her to express confidence and offer the best advice with her customers.

Shirley enjoys the variance that she undergoes with the company as each day offers something different. She loves working so closely with customers, building relationships with them and being part of their special occasions and purchases. Shirley has had the opportunity to work in both stores situated either side of the bridge in Lewes High Street before the flood hit in 2000. Shirley then assisted in the development of the refurbished showroom that we see today in Lewes. She takes great pride in being part of the Clark story and has loved working with a variety of people in each of the different stores.

We asked Shirley a few questions about her time here;

What first attracted you to work for Clark's?

I needed a change in direction in life and have always loved jewellery. Living in Lewes at the time, I jumped at the chance to work for a well-established, family run jewellers. As soon as I started working for Clark's I felt at home and loved (and still do love) the work culture here.

What is your favourite time of the year here?

I love Christmas time and the build up to it. The atmosphere created in the stores by customers is just so exciting! I also love it when we hold event evenings where we raise money for local charities and customers can enter competitions. It is great to see our customers so happy with what we can offer.

What do you enjoy the most about your role and your time with the company?

I like the variety that I see with the job, the people that i work with, and the customers that I see everyday. I feel proud to have been part of the company for such a long time and it has been a pleasure to see David evolve the business since taking over as the fourth generation.

What are your current favourite items that we stock?

I have purchased many items of jewellery over the years and my favourite previously being my white gold bracelet for the Italian designer brand, Fope. I really like the quality and I wear it everyday.

I love Georg Jensen silver Torun bangle for £295.00. This has been one of my most recent purchases. I love the simplistic, modern design and it is very comfortable to wear as an everyday piece.

Georg Jensen Bangle

My second favourite piece that we have at the moment is this beautiful 18ct white gold three stone diamond cluster ring. It is absolutely stunning and has a great presence on the hand.

Clark collection white gold diamond ring