BY ELIZABETH GAGE, BELGRAVIA
Grounded in their heritage, all jewels featuring the Elizabeth Gage insignia are handmade in Great Britain at the hands of expert goldsmiths. Owning one of Elizabeth’s creations represents a truly timeless statement of tradition and individuality.
Collected and worn by women and men throughout the world, her jewellery is admired for its imaginative use of colour and gemstones. Her close attention to detail together with her highly skilled goldsmiths, bring to life Elizabeth’s extraordinary designs.
Elizabeth Gage is in a select group of designers permanently exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Indeed, over the course of her distinguished career, Elizabeth has been the recipient of many accolades.
CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS OF UNIQUE DESIGN & ARTISTRY
Elizabeth’s approach to design is as unique and avant-garde as the jewels themselves. She combines different elements in her work which she chooses for their individual beauty; exquisite stones, ancient bronzes, beautiful carvings, baroque pearls, anything where the shape and colour inspire her. She uses these as an artist would use their palette, combining them with brightly coloured enamel and detailed goldwork to create unique and highly personal jewels. It has always been her philosophy that fine and exquisite jewellery can be worn ‘day into night’, and she was first to coin this phrase.
Elizabeth’s journey to jewellery design started when as a child she would amuse herself making dolls’ clothes, houses and other items to play with, and this manual dexterity has stayed with her all her life.
Having trained for six years as a goldsmith, her first major commission was for Cartier in 1968. A resounding success, she went on to win many accolades including the prestigious Queens Award for Export, British Jewellery Designer of the Year and the coveted De Beers Diamond Award for her Agincourt ring, described as an engineering masterpiece and pictured on this page.
Today, Elizabeth no longer works at the bench, instead employing goldsmiths to bring to life her exclusive designs. Elizabeth dedicates herself to her design work and to her business. She still designs every piece that bears her name.
THE UNCONVENTIONAL GAGE
Visually exciting and written in her own words, this unique book tells the story of Elizabeth’s creativity; her inspirations and her evolution as an artist and designer. It is lavishly illustrated with an exciting combination of photographs and drawings recording Elizabeth’s originality and characteristic use of colour.
An important book for those interested in design and especially appealing to collectors and admirers of Elizabeth’s work. This exquisitely bound book is accompanied by its own presentation case and is available from our London showroom and online.