News – Elizabeth Gage

Technique of the Month

 

Before a piece can be enamelled the area to be enamelled must be hand carved and the gold engraved with a design which will enhance the enamel. This is a very important part of enamelling as the way the carved metal reflects light will affect the final colour of the enamel. Enamel is finely ground glass which is carefully applied to the gold before being fired in a kiln. 

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Town & Country's Isla Cunnigham came to our salon in Belgravia to meet Elizabeth and discover the unique world that Elizabeth and her timeless jewels have created over the past 50 years.

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Quote of the Month

 

 “They say that ‘necessity is the mother of invention.’. This became true for me in the 1980s when I observed that the change in fashion, which put women back into suits, would present me with a fine marketing opportunity for pins. I would have immense creative possibilities to incorporate ancient artefacts, newly-carved stones and luscious pearls.”