While living in New York City, Elisabeth Bell creator Beth Yorn often found herself exploring the various ancient jewelry collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fascinated by the beauty of the pieces and their intricate detail, she decided to learn how to make them for herself and signed up to study the art of metal-smithing at the Jewelry and Arts Institute in NYC.
Since childhood, Yorn had a fascination with animals; at age fourteen she was volunteering at the local Audubon Society taking care of injured, orphaned wildlife. Her passion for these wild animals deepened in her adult life, inspiring her fusion of nature and jewelry, resulting in a collection that celebrates and symbolizes each unique element of wildlife.
EBJ is worn and loved by the designer's celebrity fans, including Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Sophia Bush, Mimi Rogers, Maria Menounos and Beth Stern, as well as others like herself who cherish nature's fascinating creations.