After receiving her MFA in photography from Yale School of Art, Gabrielle Russomagno began a long career as a portrait photographer before launching the Ilsa Loves Rick brand in 2011. Collected by museums and galleries her art work evolved overtime into collaborations with sculptors and then into immersive projected environments, before finding a home in small metals. The modernist aesthetic that grounds her art work is reflected in jewelry designs that are at once simple, elegant and organic. The pieces are designed to feel quiet when worn individually and more bold when layered. Ilsa Loves Rick jewelry is made by hand in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is committed to the resurgence of artisan traditions, sustainable business practices, and affordable luxury.