First, an introduction, I’m Sian Foster, and I have an absolute passion for jewellery. So that, perhaps, is one thing we have in common from the very start! However, what you’ll discover on this site is more than just a celebration of pretty jewellery and accessories. Behind the brand is a complete ethos that’s as much about people as it is about products. For me, it’s the fulfilment of a lifelong dream.
Though you can read more about this on our ethics pages, the idea behind Ella Georgia is simple: we want to make a difference to people’s lives. We believe that trade, more so than aid, can make the biggest contribution to alleviating poverty. And this is particularly true in the 3rd world countries that provide many of the raw materials, and artisan skills, for the jewellery industry.
Yet, historically, the ‘trade’ has been tarnished with exploitation, of both indigenous peoples and the environment. With Ella Georgia, our aim is to try and ensure that every component in every piece has been sourced to the highest ethical standards, and hence provides very real and tangible benefits for the producer.
“Ella Georgia is more about hip than hippy, more about individuality and originality than slavishly following trends.”
Our collections showcase an eclectic mix of styles from faraway places such as Thailand, the Philippines and India. However, you’ll also find the work of up and coming, but as yet undiscovered, British and Irish designers. The business has had a marvellous start largely because of synergy – I’m working with people who are excited about what I am trying to create, and want to help in making it a success.
We embrace individuality and originality, and specialise in products by talented makers who place the utmost emphasis on craftsmanship. The result being timeless pieces of rare quality and simplicity.
In addition, if you see an item in our jewellery collections that you would prefer in a different colour or size (or if you have your own design ideas) we would love to make a bespoke piece especially for you. We pride ourselves on being totally flexible wherever this is possible.
Whichever option you go for, you’ll feel good buying it, and look great wearing it … because this really is jewellery and style with a heart and a conscience; that says something about your personality, and also about your soul.
When it comes to service, we want your Ella Georgia experience to be pleasurable and personal from start to finish. To us, you see, our customers are friends. So if you have any questions about our products, ordering or any other matter, just pick up the phone or drop us an e-mail – we’re here to help. We’ll get your purchase to you as speedily as possible. And when it arrives, you’ll find it’s beautifully presented in specially designed Ella Georgia packaging.
So, to finish, I hope you enjoy Ella Georgia as much as I have enjoyed creating it. We’re adding new pieces all the time, so make sure to revisit this site on a regular basis. And when you drop by, check out the Ella Georgia blog to keep up with the latest behind-the-scenes news.
P.S. Because of our commitment to maintaining the highest ethical standards, we are a Member of the British Jewellers' Association.
P.P.S. Would you like to know How it all began?
Ella Georgia Jewellery is a Ltd company No.06607673 registered in England & Wales.
Registered address: 10 Fishergate, Boroughbridge, York. YO51 9AL. VAT Number: 990 5310 19.