In fact, Ella Gafter, founder of the eponymous brand, brings a refreshing perspective to classic elegance. Utilizing only the finest gems – perfectly cut, lusciously rich in color and exquisitely set – Ella Gafter brings haute joaillerie to new heights. Every masterpiece she turns out is of regal stature – emulating the most magnificent gems worn by royalty for centuries.
Gafter began her jewelry career more than 30 years ago, setting up shop in the heart of traditional Italian jewelry-making country. Ellagem has since regularly turned out masterpieces for today based on traditions of yesterday.
While she works wonders with gemstones — often inspired by nature’s beauty — her pearls will make you sit up and take notice. Each look is unique and immediately identifiable as hers because of its exceptional craftsmanship, regal sophistication and exciting freshness.
Gafter spends her time traveling between the workshops in Italy and the company’s headquarters in New York. Additionally, she and her daughter Talila – who pretty much runs the business affairs – regularly scour the world for the finest South Sea and Tahitian pearls and the most breathtaking gemstones.