About Ellen Scott Grable and Her Internet Ramblings via her attempted Zen Life.
Style and an eco-conscience are not mutually exclusive
As a career artist and jeweler Ellen has always believed in the power of locally manufactured goods.
With a career initially built designing jewelry for top network television shows and celebrities along with selling her signature collections through top retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue has given Ellen an insight into both her clientele as well as the far reaching effects of how her materials are sourced, manufactured and sold.
In a period of inner reflection, studying for her business degree here in the USA and in France, Ellen realized she had both the power and voice to address the economics behind and environmental issues facing jewelry production and consumerism in general.
Now following the 80/20 model Ellen uses a minimum of 80% recycled gems and precious metals in each of her pieces with some containing as much as 99% recycled materials.
Operating from the belief that small shifts in the way we consume and purchase can have huge long term effects, Ellen continues to remanufacture her jewels in Southern California, adding to her local economy and lowering her carbon footprint.