i IN DESiGN: Elle Shroeder
A True Gem
Designer Elle Schroeder rediscovered her life’s passion after years of working in the high-tech world. Her love of sparkling gemstones, precious metals and the art of creating something significant has led to her gorgeous collection of handmade, elegant pieces. Scintillating facets, 18K gold and handmade chains abound. Schroeder includes every detail in her work, letting the exquisite beauty of each piece tell a personal story.
A favorite quote of hers from Deepak Chopra reads:
The more we live in the state of happiness, the more we experience the spontaneous fulfillment of desire in the form of synchronicity and meaningful coincidence. In many spiritual traditions, this has been called a state of grace. To experience grace is to find ourselves in the right place at the right time, to have the support of the laws of nature, or ‘good luck.’ In the state of grace, it seems to us that the universal or cosmic mind is eavesdropping on our thoughts and fulfilling our intentions and desires even as we are having them.
Schroeder’s found calling and true desire to create allow her to tap into the natural splendor of the gemstones and precious metals she so carefully selects. A “blend of rhythm, balance, color and flow” drives her work, and the result are undeniable.
A top pick from her collection, the Unequivocal Necklace is aptly named for its exquisite beauty. Over 135 carats of faceted, rutilated quartz hang from a hand-crafted 18K gold chain. Schroeder‘s incredible eye for design and affinity for the most gorgeous materials makes this featured designer a fiercely creative Circle & Square favorite.