About - Our Story

Clara making jewellery

Burton Metal Depository was founded by Clara Ho, a former Architect now jewellery designer, to provide modern men with a brand of accessories that distinguish him from the crowd. 

Clara was working as an architect when she decided to follow her passion, quit her day job and start designing jewellery for men.  It was while shopping for a friend's gift that Clara experienced, first hand, how hard it was "to find unique, but really 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.

The brand's mission is to provide modern, style-conscious men with a brand of accessories to distinguish them from the crowd. We focus on creating pieces that have a unique aesthetic, distinctive detailing and timeless appeal. Each product is crafted and hand-finished in Sydney, in limited numbers, meaning your piece will be completely unique and something you'll treasure throughout your life.

Clara designs 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.


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Customer Testimonials

Lin and Kheong L.

Burton Metal Depository Custom Wedding Rings White Gold and Garnet

"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.

Burton Metal Depository Custom Leather and Brass Mens Amulet Bracelet

"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.

Personalised Engraved Groomsmen Cufflinks Burton Metal Depository

"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"

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