Our Story (&)(!)
Burton Metal Depository provides timeless accessories for modern men who want to distinguish themselves from the crowd.
The brand was founded by Clara Ho, a former Architect now jewellery designer-maker, after she experienced first hand, how hard it was "to find unique, but timeless and understated jewelry for guys."
That 'aha' moment led her to creating her first range - night classes in silversmithing and part-time stints on the front line in jewelry stores had already helped her identify a gap in the marketplace for quality Australian men's jewelry - and soon Burton Metal Depository was born, in a studio on its namesake street in leafy Darlinghurst, Sydney Australia.
Since then, Clara has expanded to a studio in Canberra, has stockists throughout the country, and recently opened up a shopfront and open studio in the City of Sydney's newest creative precinct, Foley Street.
She now works from her private studio in the picturesque Derwent Valley in Tasmania, at the southern tip of Australia, and travels across the country for design shows and events.
When Clara's not making pieces at her jewellery bench, you can find her scouring the local markets for interesting new design brands, or double-tapping pictures of concrete on Instagram.
Our mission is to provide you with meaningful, understated pieces of jewellery that distinguish you as a design-conscious, modern man. Our pieces are architecturally inspired and embody our unique aesthetic, distinctive detailing and timeless appeal. Each product is crafted and hand-finished in Tasmania, Australia, in limited numbers, meaning your piece will be completely unique.
Clara creates each piece to complement an ever changing lifestyle, so you can wear it with confidence anywhere, anytime, during work and play. As each piece is worn, it will develop its own character unique to you, just like your favourite pair of jeans.
Lin and Kheong L.
"We are super happy with our wedding rings- they are so exquisitely made and we love them so so so much!!!! Thank u Burton Metal Depository for making the most important piece of jewellery in our lives so very special- will be posting more pics on your wall once we get our hands on the photos!! X"
Mags and Jose S.
"Clara designed and made a beautiful unique piece for our little boy's first birthday. Clara made the design process extremely easy ad enjoyable, with great communication along the way. She understood our style, what we wanted from the piece (not to wear as a baby, but rather as an older toddler, with room to grow with him into a young man). The finished product is better than what we imagined; solid and weighty, masculine yet delicate and of course, hand crafted which you just can't beat. Thank you very much, we love it!!"
Chong and Lin C.
"We love the men's wedding ring and groomsmen cufflinks that Clara designed for us. The entire process, from design, budgeting and communication, was extremely easy. The ring is unique and timeless. It was a pleasure to have our own jewellery designed by Burton Metal Depository and we can't thank you enough!xx"
Phone: +61 402 858 828
Studio: New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia 7140 (by appointment only)