In her 40th year of jewellery design, Elizabeth Gage, the renown and celebrated jewellery designer, was awarded with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by leading Jewellery magazine, Retail Jeweller, at a gala ceremony on Thursday 17th July 2008 at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.

A delighted Elizabeth said, “I am thrilled to be honoured in this way by my peer group and the UK jewellery industry. I couldn’t have achieved this without the wonderful and creative talent in this country – amongst the best in the world. I am passionate about my work and searching out the most beautiful stones to use in my designs. Many of the pieces are unique and I remember them all with fondness. There is still much I want to achieve and I am constantly researching new techniques that I can bring to my studio. I am so privileged to have such a loyal and skilled team who make all of this possible. The best is still to come.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award is not something that Retail Jeweller plan to present every year. It will only be awarded when someone is recognised as having made a major contribution to the UK’s jewellery industry. Sarah Carpin, Editor of Retail Jeweller, said, “Elizabeth is one of the most respected and influential designers of her generation. Her work encompasses four decades and I was privileged to attend her recent retrospective exhibition that included a wonderful representation of her remarkable work, all of which had been borrowed from her clients around the world. I am delighted to present this award to a deserving Elizabeth.”