ELLE SCHROEDER: In 2002, after 20 years in high-tech—bisected by a 2 ½ year adventure in the South Pacific—an ‘accidental’ encounter led to an epiphany. In one brief moment, Elle says: I saw my future, embracing the vision. Reconnecting with stones, She had discovered her right work. Continuing exploration in the gem world opened a door to antique high carat gold plaque amulets & jewel-laden Mughal-style pieces from India. Which has led to more amazing contacts & gems coming her way…Antiquity-inspired conversation-starting jewelry.