About Kerry Rocks
Kerry Rocks is a unique Australian jewellery brand founded by native-Sydneysider Kerry Beard, in collaboration with her Mexican-born husband, Jose Becerra.
Melding timeless appeal with modern sensibilities, Kerry Rocks offers exclusive jewellery, handcrafted from fine metals and superior stones, each piece to be collected and treasured.
Since its inception in 2000, Kerry Rocks has been based in Paddington: first at a stall within Paddington Markets; then six years later, in a small boutique off Oxford Street. In those early days, with her sister Kim managing sales in Australia, Beard lived overseas honing her artisan craft. Already a qualified gemmologist, she travelled through Greece, Israel, Vietnam, and India learning new skills and finessing her trade. It was in India that she met fellow artisan and traveller, Jose Becerra; in 2004 he joined her brand, and in 2008 the duo returned to her homeland.
Together Beard and Becerra have more than 40 years of experience in jewellery design. Their joint aesthetic is drawn from their nomadic lifestyle. Beard’s love of ancient techniques, garnered from her time spent in Europe and Asia, is reflected in her handiwork – ornate carving, strikingly cut stones, and elegant craftsmanship. Her romantic creations are tempered with an unmistakable polish, the result of an influential year spent in New York as a young adult. Becerra leans to Art Nouveau influences fused with his Mexican heritage: his bold, luxe designs are edgy and playful, daring and covetable.
Though their inspiration is diverse, the couple share a singular passion: to create beautiful, wearable, timeless jewellery for the modern Australian woman.
Over the last four years, Kerry Rocks has gained cult following in style circles, and the pieces are regularly featured in Australia’s top fashion magazines. The sought-after designs are testament to Beard’s and Becerra’s lifetime of travel, and their shared love of quality, artistry, and individuality.
The duo are still avid travellers, each year visiting far-flung places – Africa, South America, Europe, outback Australia – in search of new inspiration and natural materials. The pair always return to their base in Australia – and to this day, the home of Kerry Rocks remains in Paddington: the label’s new flagship boutique is proudly located on William Street.
A must-visit destination for discerning jewellery-lovers, Kerry Rocks is the home of enduring design, distinctive craftsmanship and unique diversity.
"We aspire to create jewellery of enduring beauty; to fulfil a woman's desire to be feminine, refined and elegant."
– Kerry Beard and Jose Becerra