After getting an MFA from Yale, Gabrielle had a long and illustrious career as a portrait photographer. It was while attending a film conference with her husband that she had a fated run-in with jewelry design—launching her onto a totally different path. Well, not that different, according to Gabrielle. The meditative process of developing a silver negative is not unlike working molten gold at a bench. And the modernist aesthetic that grounded her artwork is also reflected in her elegant jewelry designs. They make a statement of simplicity. (Yes, that is possible.) So, who IS Ilsa? That’s a Casablanca reference, a nod to a great, iconic love, which everyone should possess and surround themselves with, if you ask Gabrielle.