We have a dynamic team of jewellery consultant experts. We asked our team of sales executives and designers a few questions - how did they come to know Jenna, what they do within their roles, why they chose this profession and what they do in their spare time - in order for you to get to know them better.
ALEXA BEUKES, Personal Assistant to Cheryl Whitlock & Junior Designer
I met Jenna the first time at our Head office in Morningside when I went for my first interview. I was extremely nervous as I have always looked up to her as such a dynamic woman. She immediately made me feel at ease by being very relaxed and open. I assist our senior designer in Lynnwood Bridge (Cheryl Whitlock) with everyday tasks as well as assisting in designs, research and helping clients. I have always loved the brand and what Jenna stands for. Being in such a creative environment every day is such a blessing. I like being active. I play a sport called roller derby, which is a full contact sport. I like being different, heels by day, skates by night!
ANN NORTJE, Sales Executive
I first met Jenna at my interview for the Lynnwood Bridge sales executive position but fell in love with her jewellery many years before that. I am a sales executive based at the Jenna Clifford Lynnwood Bridge Boutique. My love for people and beautiful things started my career in the Jewellery industry. I love the look on someone’s face when they receive a special gift from us. My second love is wood and in my spare time I create wooden coffee tables, side tables and dining room sets.
ANN TOERIEN, Design Consultant
Flagship Design Studio, Morningside
I first met Jenna when I visited Annette at the Morningside studio in 1996. As a design consultant I am involved in the sale of jewellery from our ready to wear collections, jewellery remodellings and the design of bespoke jewellery for clients looking for something unique. I love working with people, seeing them satisfied with a beautiful purchase. I spend my free time on our farm in the Waterberg, outdoors is where I love to be!
CHANELLE CLIFFORD-KOTZE, Design Consultant
I am Jenna’s second daughter. I am a Jewellery Design Consultant, based at our Lynnwood Bridge Boutique. Design and meeting new people are two of my greatest passions. It is so rewarding to create bespoke pieces for unique individuals, and the process of getting to know them and build friendships over many years is so rewarding. Ever since I was little I have always wanted to be involved in the family business. Taking after my mother, Jenna, I enjoy the creative side of the business. Working at Jenna Clifford allows me to do what I love, designing and getting to know people. Jewellery purchases are often surrounded by the celebration of special occasions - new marriages, new births, special anniversaries – I like to think that we’re in the business of making people happy with our jewellery and creating jewellery which marks a significant milestone in their lives. I love to cook and eat – I am always on the hunt for a good new coffee spot. On weekends that I’m not working, I enjoy seeing my friends and family. I am also keen on fitness and spend a few hours in the gym every week.
CHERYL WHITLOCK, Senior Design Consultant
Jen and I met long, long ago when we were both still young and gorgeous! Now we are just gorgeous. We met through a mutual friend and she has been a special part of my life ever since. I have the pleasure of being a designer which means that I have the honour of creating unique jewellery pieces for special people, either commissioned pieces or items which I design for the ready to wear collections. Working for Jen offered me the opportunity of combining all the things I love best – a driven, very creative environment, a boss I truly admire and wonderful clients, who love beautiful things. Kuiering around good food with my very dear family and special friends.
WILMA LOUW, Sales Executive
Ek wou vir die beste top juweliers firma internationaal werk. My leuse is " love, passion, beauty and truth" en dit is waarvoor Jenna my op voorberei het. Jenna as persoon is die beste om voor te werk met n hart vir my vrou wees, en ook n groot hart vir mense, haar werknemers en klante. Jenna en ek deel dieselfde passie wat n eer en voorreg. Ek het n passie en n hartklop vir my kliente en dit is vir my baie belangrik dat hulle my 100% vertrou en dat Ek voldoen aan presies dit wat my kliente wil he. My sterk punt is om opreg te luister en al my klante word vriende wat n seen. Ek verkoop nie net JC Juwele nie Ek verkoop n emosie , met groot liefde en sorg, gee advies aan my klante en ontwerp vir my klante n emosie ring nie net n item nie. Doen "remodeling" dit is waar n klient haar ou juwele na my toe bring, wat sy byvoorbeeld by haar oorlede Moeder geerf het wat soveel emosie en herinnering bevat om haar Moeder se diamante wat vir haar so kosbaar is te omskep in n pragtige Jenna Clifford herinnering en my klient met trane in haar oe kan uitstap om te weet sy is trots op haar JC skepping en dat sy haar Moeder altyd by haar kan beleef met moeder se diamante in haar ring. Ek verkoop nie juwele nie Ek verkoop n herinnering , n emosie wat vir altyd in my klante se harte sal herleef. Ek is jare in die juweliers bedryf en geniet elke oomblik daarvan dit is my passie en lewens droom om dit waarin ek goed is te lewe en te geniet. Ek het die wonderlikste klante en ek is altyd daar vir hulle. Daar is niks wat my groter genot verskaf as om n gelukkige klant te sien nie, wat n verhouding bou wat elke keer net sterker en sterker groei. En om letterlik met generasies te deel. Om rustig te wees en kalmte in my gees te ervaar, Ek hou baie van opbouende programme, lees, enige plek waar daar water is. Die see is my grootste ervaring van hoe groot my Skepper is, en dat Hy altyd daar is vir my en my deurentyd dra. Met daardie rus en kalmte gee ek die beste vir my klante, sodat hulle kan weet ek is altyd daar vir hulle. Aan al my klante Ek is lief vir julle, altyd daar vir julle, my selfoon nommer is op my kaartjie vir my 24 uur diens aan julle.