Benjamin Clark - Master Jeweller / Owner
Benjamin Black Goldsmiths was launched in 2012 by Benjamin Clark - a master jeweller and designer.
Born the son of a watchmaker, Benjamin's talent was evident from a young age. As a seven-year old boy he dabbled in his father's workshop, and was a regular sight at the local markets, where he proudly sold his lovingly crafted wares.
His professional career began at the age of 16, when he was offered an apprenticeship under the helm of internationally acclaimed Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmiths.
He spent the next seven years at Jens Hansen, working under the guidance of elite artisans at the prestigious workshop.
A distinctive style evolved, shaped by Benjamin's love of both classical and contemporary design, and his affinity for traditional gold and silversmithing techniques.
Every Benjamin Black creation is lovingly crafted by hand and designed to last a lifetime. Benjamin's mission is to help people leave a legacy through personalised jewellery.
Joel Whitwell - Apprentice Jeweller
After previously working for Benjamin Black Goldsmiths as an artist in residence, Joel has returned to the company as an apprentice jeweller. Joel is a passionate and talented jeweller, who loves to create designs that reflect his individual style.
We are thrilled to have Joel as part of the Benjamin Black team and look forward to seeing him grow into a master craftsman.
Bernadette Breese - Business Development Manager
A certified Life & Business coach, with years of experience in managing and directing businesses, Bernadette Breese brings a wealth of expertise to the business development strategy for Benjamin Black Goldsmiths. Passionate about every aspect of the Benjamin Black brand, Bernadette is dedicated to consistently improving the way we do things, so we can continue to deliver a top notch service and ongoing growth.
Amber Clark - Graphic Designer
Amber has worked with Benjamin Black Goldsmiths since its inception. As our in-house graphic designer, Amber is responsible for image production and creative development. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts & Media from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in 2014, Amber has a passion for the arts and graphic design. As Benjamin's sister, she has a real understanding of the elements which make Benjamin Black so unique.
Amy Cunningham - Sales & Marketing
Amy is responsible for sales and marketing for Benjamin Black Goldsmiths and our sister fashion brand, Black Matter. Alongside Benjamin, Amy is also co-owner of the Benjamin Black company.