Unique and Beautiful Jewelry from Israel11/14/2005 -
By Howard I. Bernstein
HANUKAH AND OTHER GIFT PROBLEMS SOLVED
There can be no finer gift, for yourself or for others, than an original jewelry item made in Israel. Whether it is a necklace, bracelet, brooch, earrings or ring, you can be sure it will be striking, original, beautiful and a conversation starter. You can find these designers at local stores and showrooms, and at numerous web sites.
AVI SOFER DESIGNS, LTD.
Avi Sofer is an Israeli artist who has been creating his unique jewelry in sterling silver, gold, ancient Roman glass, pearls, and semi-precious stones for more than 30 years. Avi and his team of skilled craftsmen work in their studios in Ramat Gan, as suburb of Tel Aviv. Avi designs every piece of jewelry and personally supervises every step of the creative process – from selection of raw materials, to fabrication and setting of stones, to the final quality inspection of each piece.
Every piece of Avi Sofer Designs is a unique work of art of the highest quality. Customer service representatives in Israel and U. S. ensure that customers are fully satisfied with their selections..
Ayala Bar creates innovative and intricate mosaic limited-edition jewelry that is handcrafted and has the artist’s name on the back of each piece. Ayala Bar has consistently produced designs that are innovative yet timeless, bold yet feminine, and international in appeal. A new line is created for each new season.
Materials used include glass beads, Swarovski crystals, mineral stones and tarnish-resistant hypo-allergenic metals.
No two pieces of Yossi jewelry are exactly alike.Yossi is a contemporary Israeli artist who lives and works in Neve Tzedek, the artists colony of Tel Aviv. He uses hand painted acrylic resin in combination with silver-plated wire to create works of art that are whimsical yet rich in color and composition.
Materials used include artists’ enamel, acrylic resin, freshwater pearls, mosaic pieces (portraits, paper, etc.), stainless steel, silver wire, gold plate silver plate, and tarnish-resistant hypo-allergenic metals.
Laly has designed jewelry for 15 years and specializes in expressionist designs, evoking images inspired by nature and its primal colors. To fashion her unique handcrafted jewelry, she uses semi-precious stones, stained glass, Swarovski crystals, copper & brass, and hypo-allergenic metal, wires & brass. Flowery clusters of stones combine with spirals of copper wire for a look that is totally original. Jewelry is hand soldered and created with a great deal of attention to detail. She provides adjustable sizing on toggle closure bracelets and lobster clasp necklaces.
Michal Negrin employs more than 150 artists in Israel, and carefully supervises their creation of more than 1,500 designs. She designs every piece of jewelry, clothing and home décor that carries her label. She uses a variety of techniques to craft her pieces and believes in blending styles, schools, designs and colors to create here unique neo-Victorian and vintage inspired style. Crystals are hand-sewn onto lace and fabrics are hand-painted, resulting in timeless and original pieces of art for neck, ears, wrists, and fingers.
Dori Csengeri is a textile designer by training, and this is very apparent from her unique collection, made using a needlework technique similar to the traditional “passementrie”. Silk cords, hand stitched together with semi-precious stones, beads, patinaed metals, printed leathers and much more, characterize Dori’s original work. Shape and color are the key.
Working in Tel Aviv, Leetal Kalmanson is an imaginative woman with great passion for art, and loves to create innovative and groundbreaking designs. Her bohemian-inspired gems are cut especially for her in Europe, and her icons feature natural and contemporary motifs. Her chic collection has captivated thousands around the globe.
JEWELRY ARTICLE COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION
IsArt, LLC – forAyala Bar, Laly, Yossi
7700 Cherry Creek South Drive, Unit 1
Denver, CO 80231
Tel: 888-98isart, 303-873-6553
Avi Sofer Designs, LTD
Mavrik Jewelry – Michal Negrin, Ayala Bar, LK Design, Dori Csengeri
392 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
New York, NY 10018
Consumers can find these and many other Israeli products, as well as all prior articles in this series on Israeli consumer products, by visiting www.buyisraelgoods.org, a web site developed and maintained by America-Israel Chamber of Commerce/Chicago (312-641-2937)
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