Independent jewellery retailer W.E. Clark & Son has reported a growth in diamond and gemstone sales following the company’s decision to refocus on its own brand.
As part of its development plans and refocus on the Clark brand, the store grown its ranges including the Clark Collection, Antwerp Collection and Clark Bespoke. In additon, the store has added additional fine jewellery brands such as Fope and MArco Bicego to complement its in-house offering.
Talking to Professional Jeweller, managing director David Clark revealed: “Having finished our financial year in March. I am really pleased to say that our plan re-focus back onto fine jewellery has really taken effect. Especially at the higher end of the spectrum, we are selling a good number of gem set pieces between £5k and £20k. Where 10 years ago this was a real exception we are now starting to really establish ourselves as a destination jewellers for beautiful and individual pieces.”
The jeweller’s success has received industry recognition as it has been nominated for two awards: Lewes District Business Awards’ Best Independent Retailer and the UK Jewellery Awards’ Retailer of the Year (five stores or fewer). The brand has been named as a finalist for both awards and hopes to add these to the stores Hot 100 2016 accolade.