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

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5 comments for “Yemenite Jewelry

  1. Amelia
    December 9, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for this beutifull post. This blog is very inspiering. I love to see the work of your people.
    God bless you and your country.
    Amelia

  2. January 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I loved your work its really awesome the designing of jewelry is really awesome..

  3. March 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Wow, they all are so attractive and gorgeous. i love to wear jewelry and i have a big collection for that.
    Glass Of Venice

  4. August 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    the fashion design make the fashion world