|''Formal, yet decadent -- its
an odd but quite appropriate description for Ella Gafters highly detailed and ornate
pieces. Crafted in only the finest gemstones and pearls, her inspiration often drawn from
the harmony of nature, her works evoke a past decorative age. Each sumptuous masterpiece
is a one-of-a-kind work of art, encrusted with hand selected ''''important'''' gemstones
and flawless South Sea and Akoya pearls.
Born in Poland, Ella Gafter began her career in jewelry design in Rome over 20 years ago. Today, she spends half of each year in New York and the other half in Italy, monitoring her workshops in Naples or traveling the world to search out the select stones she needs for her exquisite creations.''
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