How Motley Works

It takes a lot of work to make something look simple. 

Here’s how Motley works. 

1. We commission exceptional independent designers

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2. Our skilled craftsmen make their designs

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3. We sell them to you at a fair price

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Easy as 1,2,3.  

Tell me more about these designers

Their genius is what sets us apart. You may have seen their work in museums or on the runway without knowing it. They have their own brands and studios and usually work in precious metals. We commission them to design exclusive collections for Motley. So you won’t find our designs anywhere else.

But how do you make this high quality jewellery affordable?

Silver, in a word. It’s the secret sauce that makes the Motley model possible. Far more affordable than gold, it’s a precious metal that’s durable and hypoallergenic. 

Our fine jewellery designers don’t usually work in silver, because the upfront quantities you have to buy silver in are too large.  

And the gold pieces?

We use a special plating technique called vermeil, a thick layer of 2.5 microns of 18 karat gold plated on sterling silver. With the right care, your vermeil jewellery can be worn for a long time and replated in perpetuity. 

More on our materials here. 

How do you find your makers?

We seek out the best craftsmen from all over the world based on their expertise. We only ever produce small batches, working with workshops who value the quality of craftsmanship and materials over speed. 

We visit their workplaces regularly, and they all sign up to our code of ethics. More on this here. 

This all sounds too good to be true. Is there a catch?

We simply had a great idea for a radical improvement to how mankind’s favourite wearables can be made and sold. No catch, just a lot of self-righteous back patting. 


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