a tale of

Two
Founders

ORIGINAL DESIGN FOR ORIGINAL PEOPLE

our story

INDEPENDENT DESIGN TALENT

Exceptional jewellery designers are sculptor, engineer and artist all in one. But the jewellery industry isn’t built to bring you properly made, original design at a fair price. That’s why we founded Motley.

We find the world’s best designers to create bold and original collections for us. Collections that wouldn’t leave the drawing board anywhere else, because they’re intricate and difficult to make. We don’t compromise on design, and don’t cut corners in production.

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GREAT DESIGN BACK ONTO THE HANDS, NECKS, WRISTS AND EARS OF THE WORLD

The starting point

Where it all began

Co-founders Cecily and Ilana met in a university lecture about witchcraft (where all good ideas start). Cecily became the director of Louisa Guinness Gallery, which sold and exhibited jewellery made by artists. She sold jewellery classed as fine art to collectors, often for thousands of pounds.

Ilana, a management consultant who worked with top consumer and retail brands, got involved. She was shocked by the outdated jewellery market, and aware of the need for a brand that spoke to the wearer. Within 6 months, they were working together on Motley.

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DISRUPTING THE JEWELLERY INDUSTRY

THE MOTLEY MODEL

We take care of production and make all our collaborations in precious metals, removing the up-front costs independent designers face alone. With us, they just need to do what they do best – design jewellery. And we pay them for that, too.

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