Harriet Kelsall Jewellery: What is it?
Harriet Kelsall Jewellery is a London-based, award-winning bespoke jewellers. Specialising in intricate engagement rings, wedding rings, eternity rings and dress jewellery, they invite you to co-design your dream piece of bling, whatever the occasion.
They are pioneers of their trade, not only making exceptional jewellery but doing so in a way that is considerate and conscious – it’s no surprise they won the UK Jewellery Awards 2020 award for Bespoke Jeweller of the Year.
Harriet Kelsall Jewellery: How sustainable is it?
As already touched upon, Harriet Kelsall is a pioneer of the ethical jewellery industry, embracing innovative and progressive methods to revolutionise the jewellery trade. They are overtly dedicated to sourcing their materials from as ethical a supply-chain as possible – which is no easy feat when it comes to jewellery.
They are licensed to work with certified Fairtrade metal and were co-founders of Fairtrade gold, being one of only 20 jewellers to introduce it into the UK.
Founder Harriet Kelshall says: “Our message is simple. For the price of a meal out, you can have a Fairtrade gold ring instead of one made with standard gold and feel happy in the knowledge that the people who mined the very same gold that is on your finger were paid fairly. When we are talking about the important life-moments such as a ring as a symbol of engagement or to mark the birth of a child, this seems especially worthwhile somehow.”
While sourcing gemstones ethically is incredibly complex (see article linked above), many of their coloured gemstones – sapphires, spinel, ruby, garnet, peridot, tanzanite and tourmaline – are now sourced from suppliers who work on Fairtrade principles.
Needless to say, they are continuously looking to improve their ethical sourcing, and by 2022, they have pledged that 100% of the gold bullion that they buy will be either recycled or Fairtrade.
All of their designs are carefully crafted in their UK Hertfordshire workshop. They employ 37 people directly who are all paid a living wage and receive ongoing training across all areas of the business. Their Halls Green Jewellery Centre is consciously heated using a biomass fuel and they also recycle their waste, including gold.
When it comes to packaging, they use bamboo jewellery boxes and have eliminated jiffy bags or plastic bubble wrap. Their new boxes contain 80% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable, reusable, and even biodegradable.
Harriet Kelsall Jewellery: Where can I buy it?
You can visit them in person at one of their shops in Hertfordshire (Fairclough Hall, Hall’s Green, Weston, Hitchin, SG4 7DP), Cambridge (6-7 Green St, Cambridge CB2 3JU) and Primrose Hill (69 Regent’s Park Rd, NW1 8UY) in London.
Or visit their website to find out more: