By Hannah Connorton
hannah.connorton@nationaljeweler.com
Astley Clarke is expanding its U.S. presence with a launch in Neiman Marcus, which will carry two of its collections--Muse and Biography, which is shown here and is inspired by the Indian festival of Rakhi.London--British fine jewelry brand Astley Clarke has expanded its presence in the U.S. with a launch in 11 Neiman Marcus stores across the country, including locations in Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles.

The luxury department store now is offering pieces from the brand’s Muse and Biography collections. Biography is a line of necklaces, earrings and bracelets made in 18-karat gold vermeil with cord, fabric and semi-precious gemstones woven together, while Muse features 14-karat white, yellow and rose gold pieces with diamond pavé.

Astley Clarke jewelry at Neiman Marcus will range from $160 and $3,350 at retail. 

Founded in 2006, Astley Clarke began as a multi-brand e-tailer in the United Kingdom, selling jewelry from companies including Carla Amorim and Gurhan. In 2009, Astley Clarke re-branded as its own fine jewelry business, which is now the primary focus of the website. 

In addition to Neiman Marcus, Astley Clarke also is carried in Saks Fifth Avenue and Ylang23 in the U.S., and at Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty London and Astley Clarke boutiques in the U.K. 

“For me it is about being able to offer customers the chance to shop some of Astley Clarke’s most iconic pieces whenever or wherever, online or offline, at their favorite retailers,” said Bec Astley Clarke, founder and chairman of the brand. “I hope that our customers will become more multi-channel, as we are doing as a brand.”

The jewelry company joins other British fine jewelry brands carving a space out in the American market; last week, London-based Annoushka marked its expansion into the U.S. with an exclusive launch with Saks Fifth Avenue.





Get the Daily News >
National Jeweler

Fine Jewelry Industry News

Since 1906, National Jeweler has been the must-read news source for smart jewelry professionals--jewelry retailers, designers, buyers, manufacturers, and suppliers. From market analysis to emerging jewelry trends, we cover the important industry topics vital to the everyday success of jewelry professionals worldwide. National Jeweler delivers the most urgent jewelry news necessary for running your day-to-day jewelry business here, and via our daily e-newsletter, website and other specialty publications, such as "The State of the Majors." National Jeweler is published by Jewelers of America, the leading nonprofit jewelry association in the United States.