More wearable art than jewellery, each piece by Yorkshire Pearl is a completely unique collection of fabulous trinkets. The bangles are all handcrafted by Bert Clayton, the brains behind the brand, and are encrusted with vintage gold and silverware, parts of musical instruments, buttons, shells, bits of lace and hundreds of other fascinating and beautiful fragments hoarded and discovered by him over the years.
Clayton, or Bert as he is known by friends, is as eccentric as the treasures he makes - he originally trained in engineering and butchery before being inspired by none other than John Galliano to enter the world of fashion. In 2006 he enrolled in an MA course at the London College of Fashion and has been unstoppable ever since, counting among his many fans Hilary Alexander, fashion editor at The Telegraph, and Yasmin Sewell of Liberty of London.
As if conquering the world of accessories wasn't enough, rumour has it Bert is about to turn his hand to womenswear, with plans to debut his first collection in February of next year. We can't wait to cheer him on from the front row!
Come down to our Paris showroom, 10-12 rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais, and see these beautiful artifacts for yourself. We guarantee you'll find a Yorkshire Pearl of your very own.