Celebrating over 50 years of unique design & artistry
Elizabeth Gage’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 high end 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.
In 2017, Elizabeth was immensely proud to be named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List to receive an MBE. Her unwavering enthusiasm for creating beautiful jewellery continues and it is her unrivalled artistry that has earned Elizabeth and her career this esteemed recognition. Her custom creations are sought-after throughout the world.
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.