An engagement ring inspired by the Shard

Written by Tom Wilson on 3 June 2016

Within the design team at Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery, we often run in house design competitions to promote and develop innovative and creative ideas. The brief of a recent competition was to design an engagement ring which could be launched into our ‘inspired by’ collection.

My design inspiration was taken from the Shard building in London, as I love its striking angular aesthetic.

During the development of my design I explored various ways of adding elegance to a structural geometric design pattern, while ensuring I created a piece that could be enjoyed for a lifetime.

I chose a central 0.42 carat kite step cut GVS diamond as the central feature, as the linear facet pattern and the long shape of the stone lends itself perfectly to the structural inspiration. Either side of this stunning diamond is an apex profiled band, with ‘shards’ of palladium mirroring the iconic building.

Our next competition brief focuses on vintage and Celtic inspired designs as well as creating designs inspired by a stunning selection of unusual gemstones sourced by our Gemmologist. The chosen design will be handmade by our goldsmiths and we’re all looking forward to seeing the next addition to the HK Bespoke collection.


Shard Inspired Engagement Ring


Shard Inspired Engagement Ring


Shard Building London