Our Team

Here at Hester Clarke, we have a wonderful team of expert staff, with years of experience and a range of trade qualifications behind them.
So whatever you need help with, you will find our professional, knowledgeable and friendly team waiting to assist you however they can.
Let us introduce you to our extended Family...

Jules Gemmologist

Professional Jewellers Diploma (Distinction)
Gemmology Diploma
Diamond Grading Course

Jules has been a part of Hester Clarke since 2005. As our resident Gem expert, Jules has a passion for anything sparkly. Her passion and knowledge about Gemstones & Jewellery comes across in all her interactions with our customers.
Such is her thirst for knowledge, she regularly attends conferences, seminars and trade shows to expand her expertise in the Jewellery field.

Chris Sales Assistant

Manufacturing Techniques Course
NAJ Jewellery Education & Training 1

Chris has been a part of Hester Clarke since 2015. Chris first fell in love with Jewellery when shopping for his wife's engagement ring, and leapt at the opportunity to join the Hester Clarke team. His passion for great customer service and his increasing knowledge of the industry means he delivers a wonderful shopping experience.

Claire Sales Assistant

NAJ Jewellery Education & Training 1

Claire joined the Hester Clarke team in 2017. Claire's background in Art & Design led to her love of Jewellery, and as a student she produced award-winning Jewellery designs before moving her career into retail. Her experience and knowledge of Jewellery and her passion for learning has made her a valuable member of the Hester Clarke family.

Julia Clarke Managing Director

Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
Retail Jewellers Diploma
Fellow of the National Association of Goldsmiths
Diamond Grading Course

Julia has been working in the family business since 1979. Although she is now the Managing Director, Julia hasn't forgotten the earlier years she spent learning the family trade, and loves nothing more than being on the shop floor interacting with our customers. Her passion for our reputation and the great customer service that has set us apart for over 120 years is instilled in everyone here at Hester Clarke, and she is constantly striving to make your shopping experience with us even more wonderful.

Nicola Clarke Director

Retail Jewellers Diploma
Diamond Grading Course

Nicola has been working in the family business since 1977. As a Director, Nicola focuses on the Repair & Restoration work that we carry out for our customers. Her attention to detail and impeccible standards in the workmanship we provide means that our customers get the best quality work at the best price. She co-ordinates with our workshops & craftsmen daily to ensure work is being carried out to the highest possible standards.

Christopher Clarke Chairman

Father of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

Christopher has been working in the family business since 1955. As Chairman of the company, Christopher has seen quite a lot of change in the last 60 years, though he still believes in personal, knowledgeable service above all else. Christopher still maintains his connections with various trade associations, and in 2015 was made Father of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.
Christopher has also spent time in the past giving Lectures, sharing the huge wealth of knowledge he has amassed over the last 60 years.

Ann Clarke Director

Visual Merchandising

Ann has been working in the family business since 1959. Initially running the Aylesbury shop with Nicola, Ann has now taken a back seat, but continues to be involved with ticketing, display and the many cards we send to our customers to celebrate their special occasions.

Michael Ellis E-Commerce & Marketing

Diamond Grading Course

As Julia's son, Michael is the fifth generation of the Clarke family to work in the business, and joined the company in 2006. After learning the trade on the showroom floor, Michael now runs the companies Marketing & Websites, and has recently implemented our new Repairs & Stock system.