Retrospective exhibition: ‘The Unconventional Gage’
Elizabeth Gage celebrates 40 Years of Design
2008 was a very special year in the life and career of one of the world's most admired and respected jewellery designers. Elizabeth Gage celebrated 40 years of experience, expertise, and innovative design.
Her creativity knows no bounds. Her love affair with shape, colour and detail, combined with a natural flair for style, means she still produces some of the world's most unusual and stunning pieces of jewellery.
Visually inspired by the world around her, there are references to architecture, her garden, birds, animals, tribal and ancient civilisations to be seen in her work. Elizabeth has made it her life’s work to design and create audacious, exquisite jewels that capture excitement, joy and beauty. Admired for her bold use of colour and close attention to detail Elizabeth’s work is as unique as the designer herself. Having won many accolades, including the prestigious Queen’s Award For Export Achievement, British Jewellery Designer Of The Year and the coveted De Beers Award for her remarkable Agincourt ring.
To mark this momentous occasion in both her life and career, Elizabeth and her jewellery were a very special part of the first London Jewellery Week sponsored by Coutts, in June 2008.
Elizabeth held an important retrospective exhibition ‘The Unconventional Gage’ in her yellow room, above her shop at 18 Albemarle Street in London’s West End. This exciting show gave many of her admirers the opportunity to view and explore Elizabeth’s work and see a world of jewellery through the eyes of a very special talent and through it recognise nature at its best; the splendour of the sea, the beauty of the garden and the majesty of the world’s animals.
The pieces on display were borrowed from clients, and some were taken from Elizabeth’s own collection. Many of the pieces on display are in her book, 'The Unconventional Gage'.