Gem Gossip first began in July of 2008, at that time Eliza Page was celebrating their fourth year in business. With only a few weeks into publishing my first blog post, I happily mentioned Eliza Page in a round-up titled “Essential Earrings.” Eliza Page’s website was one of my first glimpses into the world of designer jewelry and I remember checking it often. I loved the mix of cool and trendy, with the bohemian and eclectic. I dreamed of visiting Austin and getting a chance to walk through their doors, always anticipating what gorgeous things they would be showcasing and what would be hanging from their iconic art installation in the center of the ceiling.
Nearly seven years later, I finally got my chance to visit Eliza Page on my Austin jewelry tour and all my expectations were met as soon as I stepped foot in the beautiful showroom. Located downtown, next to some great shops and tasty dining spots, Eliza Page invites you into their open and airy showroom which has a fresh feel. I was immediately drawn to the ombré blue hanging art that catches one’s attention, with their fashion and fun jewelry directly below, front-and-center. Along the walls, at eye-level, are glass cabinets which display the fine jewelry for one to lust after. The bridal selection has its own wall cabinet, with lots of engagement rings and bands to choose from. Eliza Page designs their own bridal, as well as feature some amazing designers like Megan Thorne, ila&i, Jennifer Dawes, Kataoka, Shaesby and a few others. Directly across is their everyday fine jewelry cases which hold some great essentials from several designers, with an emphasis on Austin-based talent. Designers like Halleh (Houston-based), and Daniela Rivkah (Austin-based), produced some fun “hands-on” stacking situations. I love how wearable every piece of jewelry for sale at Eliza Page is–and also affordable! You won’t see rings, necklaces, bracelets or earrings for tens of thousands of dollars like some boutiques. What is the fun in that?! Each piece is both covetable and attainable!
I enjoyed speaking with the owner Elizabeth Gibson about what is to come for her Eliza Page Collection, as well as her love for gemstones–especially boulder opals! She ventured to Tucson on a gemstone hunting mission and loves going every year. We stacked up some bridal favorites and some everyday essentials, while I drooled over the lapis earrings by Halleh and marveled over the one-of-a-kind labradorite rings from the Eliza Page Collection. Although mimosas were served, I was quite content with all the gorgeous jewelry which quenched my thirst in its own way–I had my own delirium, no champagne required! If you’re in the Austin area, Eliza Page is a must-see!! Stop by and enjoy some jewelry play-time!
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