Elizabeth Locke, Jewelry Designer
Luncheon, Presentation, & Book signing
Elizabeth Locke draws on a lifelong fascination with the antique jewelry of the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans as she creates her own neo-classical hand-made 19k gold jewelry. She selects every stone and designs every piece herself. While many covet the luminescent stones or the Venetian glass intaglios in her designs, Elizabeth’s deepest passion is for one-of-a-kind antiquities: 19th-century micromosaics and pietra duras, 18th-century Chinese gambling counters, Essex crystals, miniature paintings or antique Japanese porcelain buttons.
The search for the perfect bit of history to incorporate into her designs takes Elizabeth flying around the globe to European markets, antique shows and auctions in what she terms the “continual treasure hunt.” The antique porcelain button turns into a pendant or brooch, and the 2,000-year-old coin transforms into a ring or cufflinks, continuing Elizabeth’s artistic vision and the craftsmanship of 35 Thai goldsmiths dedicated to bringing her designs to life using centuries old goldsmithing techniques.
After moving back to the United States, Elizabeth worked as a contributing editor for Town & Country magazine. A story on shopping in Bangkok turned out to be a life-altering event and eventually led her to a degree in gemology and her life’s vocation. She began Elizabeth Locke Jewels in 1988, relying on her experiences abroad and fueled by her visual sensibility. The business took off, thanks to her blend of entrepreneurial spirit and artistry.
- May 18, 2023
- Location: 300 Church Street, Huntsville, AL
- Phone: (256) 535-4350
- Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Price: 130-150