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About Harriet Kelsall
Bespoke Jewellery

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We are one of Britain's leading bespoke jewellery design companies.

Recognised in the industry for stunning design, superb craftsmanship, friendly customer service and innovation.

Recent Awards

  • UK Jewellery Award winner 2013 and 2011
  • Retail Jeweller's 'Inspiring Independents' top 25
  • Cambridge Business Excellence Awards Winner
  • 'Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards Winner'
  • Everywoman in Retail's 'Woman of the Year'

Company History

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery began life in a spare room in Harriet's home in 1998, but by early 2000 business was flourishing so Harriet expanded into her first studio in the beautiful North Hertfordshire village of Weston. Harriet was awarded the North Hertfordshire New Business Enterprise Award in early 1999 and soon afterwards the 1999 North Hertfordshire New Business of the Year (a prestigious local award for new businesses).

The team was awarded the North Hertfordshire Website Award and were delighted to find themselves at the 2002 National Jewellery Awards where they received a commendation from the judges. The company received a finalist placement in the 'Alternative Retail Jeweller of the Year' category at the '2003 National Jewellery Awards', and in November 2003 they were awarded the 'Most successful Business (1-30 employees)' at the North Hertfordshire Business Awards 2003.

The growth continued into 2004 as the company moved into its stunning new premises up the road in Hall's Green in a converted Tudor barn - kindly opened by Charlie Higson - better known as Swiss Tony from BBCTV's The Fast Show.

September 2004 saw Harriet and the team being shortlisted in the Department of Trade and Industry's e-commerce awards 2004 competition and their announcement of an exciting new branch of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery in historic Green Street in Cambridge.

Since then Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery has grown from strength to strength with 30 employees across two locations. The company was finalists in the medium sized business category of the Hertfordshire Business Awards and the British Small Business Champions Award - a national competition organised by the Federation of Small Businesses. You may have also seen Harriet and the team on "Tales of the Country" on ITV1 and featured in the April 2008 issue of the Financial Times.

2011 was a tremendous year for the company with the launch of their 'bespoke jewellery for the high street' concept for central Cambridge designed by Callum Lumsden. This led to winning the 'business initiative of the year' category at the 2011 UK Jewellery awards (the jewllery 'Oscars'.

February saw the launch of Fairtrade gold and Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery was chosen as the Fairtrade Foundation's choice of luxury bespoke jeweller and one of only twenty jewellers worldwide to be involved at the beginning of this important milestone in ethical jewellery.

The company's trailblazing approach to retail and ethics meant they were included in Professional Jeweller Magazine's 'hot 100' UK Jeweller's list and Retail Jeweller Magazine's top 25 'Inspiring Independent Jewellers' 2011.

Harriet is held up in the world of retail as an example to women hoping to achieve success in that industry, so she was very proud to be awarded the Everywoman 'Woman of the Year' in retail award at the Savoy in London in September 2011.

The company finished off 2011 by gaining certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council meeting their ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards, the first Independent Jeweller and small business in the UK to have achieved this.

2012 was a hugely successful year for Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery, starting with winning the 'Best Small Business' award at the Cambridge Business Awards 2012 and then the Inspiring Hertfordshire Award for 'Small to Medium Business of the Year', not to mention being a finalist of the 'Best Independent Retailer' at the UK Jewellery Awards 2012.

During 2012 the company redesigned their Hertfordshire based studio. With the amazing talent of Callum Lumsden, the company transformed the rural Halls Green studio into a stunning 320 square metre 'jewellery centre' complete with a coffee shop, a jewellery themed garden, gorgeous display and exhibition areas and a viewing area for the goldsmiths.

2013 saw Rebecca Howarth (Head of Design) win the QVC Fashion Award at the Goldsmiths Council Craft and Design Awards in March, and the company were a finalist in Retail Weeks Interior Awards for the design of the Halls Green Jewellery Centre and coffee shop. Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery won another UK Jewellery Award in 2013 too, and were named 'Boutique Retailer of the Year' - a fantastic achievement!

sawing a ring shank
Jonathan Ross and Harriet Kelsall
Harriet Kelsall and Charlie Higson
bending a ring shank
a ring shank
The Countess of Verulam opens Harriet's first studio
Harriet Kelsall opening her Cambridge jewellery shop
a half finished ring