Harriet Kelsall is one of the most respected bespoke designers and business trailblazers working in the UK jewellery industry today. She started her jewellery design business from her kitchen table in 1998 and has grown it into a thriving hub of creative excellence. She has gone on to win the 2016 HSBC Forward Ladies “Retail Business Woman of the Year”, Everywoman’s “Retail Woman of the Year” in 2011, one of The Institute of Directors' magazine’s six “Women who have most changed the business world” in 2014 and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and of the City of London.
She is the Deputy Chair of the National Association of Jewellers and a Non-Executive Director of the British Hallmarking Council. She is a regular keynote speaker on ethics and CSR, has advised the government on jewellery skills and speaks both nationally and internationally about responsible business. Harriet is passionate about helping young creatives fulfil their potential and for empowering creative business; which inspired her to write a book on the subject called “The Creative's Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career”.
Harriet has created numerous influential jewellery design concepts, including the wave fitted wedding and engagement rings design which has become synonymous with her as an innovative designer.
Originally taught to make jewellery by her father, Harriet made her first silver ring with him at the age of 4. Inspired by the positive aspects dyslexia brought her, she pursued an Industrial Design degree at Brunel University, achieving first class honours and the prestigious design University Prize.
Harriet enjoys telling people’s stories through jewellery and interpreting their brief in a beautiful and elegant way that really suits their style. She particularly loves Scandinavian design influences and symbolism within Victorian sentimental jewellery.
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