Category: What’s your Style?

Mimi’s Yemenite Necklace

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.

Mimi's Yeminite necklace

Mimi's Yeminite necklace closer view

Yemenite Jewelry

 
Yemenite jewelry is characteristic in that it is made of many little pieces of silver, gold or metal connected together or twisted silver wire Filigree. It is said that Jews arrived in Yemen on escorting the Queen of Sheba king David’s wife home to Africa, where they stayed for more than 2000 years. In Yeman many Jews worked as silversmiths and Jewelry makers. The craft was passed down from father to son and children started as apprentices twisting the silver into shape at a very early age. 
“In Yemen , a person who wanted a piece of jewelry would give five silver coins to the silversmith. Three coins were melted for the jewel itself and the two other coins were the jeweler’s fee.” says Ben-Zion David in his site www.yemenite-art.com. You can visit Ben-Zion David’s studio in Jaffa and participate in one of his workshops.  
Yeminite jewelry necklace from Israel Jewelry collectors site www.asfanisraeli.com

Yeminite jewelry necklace from Israel Jewelry collectors site www.asfanisraeli.com

Yeminite jewelry necklace from Israel Jewelry collectors site www.asfanisraeli.com

Yeminite jewelry necklace from Israel Jewelry collectors site www.asfanisraeli.com

Modern design of Yeminite Jewelry from Alon Moree Jewelry site

Modern design of Yeminite Jewelry from Alon Moree Jewelry siteYeminite filigree earrings from Alon Moree Jewelry www.shechem.org/judaica/hshow.html

Yeminite bride in Traditional bridal cosume and jewelry from Yeminite wedding co-ordenators site http://chatuna.index.co.il/siteFiles/1/43/227277.asp?gate_id=304280

Yeminite bride in Traditional bridal cosume and jewelry from Yeminite wedding co-ordenators site http://chatuna.index.co.il/siteFiles/1/43/227277.asp?gate_id=304280

 

Yeminite bride and groom in Traditional bridal cosume and jewelry

Yeminite bride and groom in Traditional bridal cosume and jewelry

Getting your Sunglasses Style right

THE most important accessory to have in Israel is a pair of shades. Actually sunglasses are not even an accessory i

A sunglasses rack at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station (HaTachana HaMerkazit).

A sunglasses rack at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station (HaTachana HaMerkazit).

n Israel, they are a must-have, must-wear in summer. In all seasons really. No one should ever attempt stepping out into the Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Eilat sun without of pair of sunglasses.

A sunglass rack at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station (HaTachana HaMerkazit).

So what kind of glasses do you choose? Well, in Israel Anything goes but if you want to make sure you are sending off the right message with your shades ivillage has a guide to help you:
What Do Your Sunglasses Say About You?

What’s your style? Hila

This is Hila, a 27 year old Occupational Therapist from Kfar Bialik which is a Moshav near the Krayot.
What’s your style? As a country girl I especially like to wear clothes that are fun and comfortable. Since I work with children I tend to wear clothes that my friends say are a little, well, childish (flowery, pink and other things that you may find at Zara kids.) I like clothes that are unique and that look good on me. My fetish is bags. I like bags of all types, shapes, sizes and colors and materials.
I especially love brown leather or foe leather.
I also love accessories such as headbands, hair pins, barrets, necklaces, especially in red gold color and Fossil watches.
Davka I don’t have so many shoes, and in shoes I tend to buy better quality. I like Ben-Yishai shoes that last very long. Saying that I also have a pair of flops I bought for 100BAT (30NIS) in Tailand.
My favorite shops in Israel: Kumba-Mella, twentyfourseven, Zara, Pull and Bear.
My favorite shops not in Israel: Forever 21, Old navy, H&M
My motto for buying clothes is: why buy a few expensive clothes when you can buy many cheap clothes. For example I bought the cool floral skirt in the picture for 30 NIS at Ramle-Lod Shuk, I also found a nice pair of tailored pants there for 15 NIS.

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