So how is authentic jewelry made in Israel different from any other Jewish jewelry or Judaica commonly found in the market today? You can easily find many online jewelry suppliers claiming they are selling authentic Israeli jewelry, however unless it is actually made in Israel by local Israeli artisans and jewelry designers, it is not authentic.
Israeli jewelry designers are considered to be the most creative and
talented in the world. They create ‘magical’ pieces out of gold, silver,
semi precious stones, and diamond pendants that
are treasured by millions around the globe. Commonly influenced by
landscapes, symbols, and nature, these extraordinary ‘works of art’
offer a traditional, yet modern look, with unmatched handcrafted
A few of the more popular Israeli designers like Adina Plastelina manufacture color rich glass dishes and jewelry using a technique that dates back to Mesopotamia in the late 14th century. Yair Emanual, another highly Israeli artist whose work is characterized by the use of vivid and harmonious colors creating some of the most amazing Judaica treasures you will ever see. The use of Israeli motifs such as those mentioned in Deuteronomy, combines Jewish tradition with the modern Israeli culture.
Commonly Israeli jewelry boasts a dazzling array of color, light, and sparkle that is vibrant and pleasing to the eye, yet calming and spiritual in substance. I believe you will find, as I do, a uniqueness and individuality of each piece that distinguishes it from much of the other mainstream jewelry you find in any local stores or most other places in the world.
I very much enjoy visiting a famous artists' colony in northern Israel called Ein Hod with quaint streets that are home to a varied number of artisans and jewelry designers. Many of them actually live in their studios and open up their homes to the public. Another very interesting destination for fine Israeli jewelry is the old city of Jaffa (Yafo in Hebrew). The narrow streets of Jaffa much like Ein Hod are lined with small unique boutiques, design shops and studios. Some of them appear on the exterior as simply private residences, but a closer look reveals they are actually studios.
Either I recommend a trip to Israel in your very near future or you can check out Judaica Webstore Store. They feature a wide variety of a stunning, hand-picked selection of unusual jewelry made in Israel for all occasions, including exclusive items you won’t find anywhere else.