Founded in 2006, Chez Bec has long been established as one of the leading UK bridal jewellery and accessories brand.
In 2017, the business was acquired by Tanya Krackowizer, owner of TLK Jewellery. Already a dab hand with the most complicated stone settings (if you’ve not sorted out your wedding rings, you should definitely get in touch), the purchase of Chez Bec married (pun intended) together two successful and customer led businesses under one roof.
A bit about Tanya…
Tanya started making and selling jewellery when she was 13. As a birthday present her mum took her to The Bead Shop in London (where many a young girl has fallen down the rabbit warren of bead appreciation); after a five minute demo she was off.
Fast forward a few years, and she is now jeweller in Residence at the Stables, Hylands House, near Chelmsford in Essex. She loves a bit of glitz and glamour (handy given her occupation) and was born in South Africa.
One of her favourite places in the world is Southwold in Suffolk, and whilst she loves an adventure (this year having visited China and Japan with her husband and teenage son), family and home is very much where her heart is. Well, family, home and chocolate. And Apple (her patronage for which should see her awarded with shares in the company).
But what she loves everyday is her job. The variety; the brides, and the warm fuzzy feeling that she gets knowing that her creations make up part of your special day.
It’s always good to know who is responsible for the creation of your sparkles, as all of Chez Bec’s designs have always (and still are) been lovingly made by hand (Tanya’s hands in fact).
Chez Bec has one of the largest collections of pearl wedding jewellery available online offering a stunning range of vintage-inspired bridal jewellery, tiaras, headbands and wedding hair accessories. We’re pretty proud to say that nearly every one of our designs is handmade to order in our Studio in the South East of England. Our collections feature an abundance of the most beautiful freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals which we personally select giving each piece an exquisite finish.
Chez Bec is regularly featured in the leading bridal and fashion press in publications such as You & Your Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Perfect Wedding, Wedding, The Scottish Wedding Directory, Best Scottish Weddings, Brides, Grazia, Marie Claire, The Times and Hello. Full press coverage can be viewed here.
Because we care that you get a) the perfect bridal jewellery for your day and b) a warm fuzzy feeling once you’ve ordered it, we look at the big picture. All orders are lovingly gift wrapped as standard in luxury gift boxes complete with the softest white tissue paper and, if you request it, a hand-written gift card. And all at no extra cost. A perfectly packaged gift or a present to yourself or your bridesmaids.
We have taken our four best-selling designs from the last ten years and reduced them in price, expanded their colour options, making them perfect for the fashion, but budget savvy bride. And you can rest assured about the quality as all of our pieces use exactly the same components as our couture collection – they just take a bit less time to make, and since she’s been making them for nearly ten years, Harriet also knows the designs very very well (in fact she even dreams about them sometimes…)
Our main collection is made up of our handmade, intricate headpieces, necklaces, bracelets and newly re-launched wedding hair flowers. Detail and finish are second to none, and, as with all Chez Bec pieces, they can be made to your specifications.
“Chez Bec is quite simply taking the wedding industry by storm. Already a big name and two times industry award winner……….their designs are unique and elegant, yet ooze that ‘must-have’ appeal. They appeal to brides to be because Chez Bec have an implicit understanding of what girls want and what they want to look like on their big day, and provide perfect pieces for every budget.Perhaps not quite so relevant but important nonetheless, Chez Bec are a joy to work with. They are, and always will be, a big hit at Wedding Ideas.”