The rampant Lion holding a quill signifies the heritage of the Clarke name. The English version is of Anglo-Saxon origin and was used in the Middle Ages for the name of a scribe or secretary. The word "clerc", which came from the pre 7th century Olde English, originally denoted a member of a religious order but later became widespread.
In the Middle Ages, virtually the only people who could read and write were members of religious orders, linking the word with literacy. Thus the surname became a popular term for a literate man, particularly for the professional secretary and the scholar.
The ring design was firstly illustrated, then digitised and with the help of an engraver, engraved onto a traditional Signet Ring.