I recently discovered the works of Israeli jewelry designer Osnat Weingarten. She has a few very interesting collections, which you can see on her site www.osnatweingarten.com and in jewelry shops.
As I am in a mood for fun and color at the moment, I love Osnat’s colorful Freedom collection.
I am loving this flower necklace by O-shan. It’s from the Urban Blossom collection with similar flowers. You can find these at Razili jewelry shops around the country.
These fabulus designs have gone global, but since the designer is Israeli I an counting this as Israeli jewelry.
Remember when I wrote about the piece about Yemenite Jewelry?
Well, I met Mimi the other day and she was wearing an amazing authentic Yemenite necklace.
The necklace belonged to Mimi’s grandmother, and was passed down to her from her mother after she asked and begged for it for months. Yes it is certainly worth begging for.
I took this picture with my phone so it is not great. Mimi did not want to be included in the picture, which is a shame because she is so pretty and sweet and adorable.
I hope you can make out the flower design on each of the pieces of the necklace.
This is certainly a magnificent necklace.
Pesach (Passover) is around the corner (less than 2 weeks away) and this got me thinking of Jewish jewelry (Judiaca jewelry). You know, jewelry with Jewish symbols and themes. But this time it’s not Chai, Hamsa or Star of David necklaces, or Pomegranate inspired jewelry I’m interested in.
I’m now into Mezzuza necklaces which are also sometimes known as Kemea “houses” בית קמע. Like in a door mezuzah you can put a small mezuzah scroll in the pendant.
Way back when I got my first Mezzuza necklace, they were all in Yemenite jewelry style and were silver and sometimes gold. I think that may be the origin of Mezzuza necklace. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Here are some Mezzuza necklaces to look at.
Mezuzah necklace by Sagit Levi sagitl.co.il
Mezuzah necklace by glow.co.il
Mezuzah necklace by Figaro
Nava Glazer is an Israeli designer I didn’t know about until recently when I noticed her jewelry in several shops. Nava Glazer jewelry style is of clusters of chains of different types and colors some times combining materials like leather, metal chains and beads. Nava Glazer jewelry that I like most are her colorful combing chains of different colors.
Original pictures from www.etzuvim.co.il/oman.htm and www.nappa.co.il
Nava Glazer Israeli Jewelry designer
Michal Nagrin, probably the best known Israeli jewelry designer today, has opened a visitors center in Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. Michal Nagrin is best known for her vintage-inspired designs that include jewelry and now home décor and fashion.
What started as a small stall at Nachalat Binyamin crafts fair now includes theme shops in Japan, USA, Israel, South Africa, Mexico, Australia among other places.
Michal Negrin’s Visitor’s Center was opened in 2009 on the premises where Michal Negrin’s jewelry in made. The visitors center has the same atmosphere are the rest of her creations, and is supposed to bring you into Michal Negrin’s workd by engulfing you in her style.
From the Visitor’s Center page of Michal Negrin’s site: “Thousands of sparkling lights in all colors and textures welcome the visitors to “Michal Negrin’s World”: illuminated doll houses of all sizes.“
From Michal Nagrin visitors center website
See additional information on Michal Negrin’s site.
Ugly Jewelry is a funky, trendy little jewelry shop on Ha’Carmel St. #12 not far from Shuk HaCarmel (Carmel Market). You won’t be able to ignore this little Israeli Jewelry shop when you pass by because of the assortment of jewelry spread out around and on a bright red dresser.
Ugly Jewelry Israeli jewelry shop Tel Aviv
Ugly Jewelry Israeli jewelry shop Tel Aviv
The jewelry, not as it’s name implies, is quite nice and as you can probably guess it’s young and modern and trendy and lots of fun.
Israeli jewelry shop Tel Aviv
Oh yes, and if you’re not anywhere near Tel Aviv, Ugly Jewelry also sells on ETSY www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7002016
Israeli jewelry designer Lee Bonk has recently opened a gorgeous jewelry shop on Tchernichovsky st (#8) in Tel Aviv. Lee Bonk is an Israeli jewelry designer and crafter whose jewelry won the 2004 Bonds International Award for Best Design.
Lee Bonk’s jewelry material of choice is silver, gold and precious stones and her designs are organic curved and flowin
Lee Bonk is now expanding her designs to fashion. I can’t wait to see them.
You should defiantly stop by Lee Bonk’s shop for some good Tel Aviv shopping.