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 diamonds 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. Anat Mayer, another highly recognized painter and Israeli artist whose work is characterized by the use of Israeli motifs such as those mentioned in Deuteronomy, combines Jewish tradition with the modern Israeli culture.
Commonly jewelry made in Israel 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 artist 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.
My top recommendations for Jewelry made in Israel:
Now, where do I find these items?
Either I recommend a trip to Israel in your very near future or you can check out Canaan Online 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.