Israel is known for its atypical and artful jewelry. With influences from ancient Middle Eastern cultures and impressively detailed craftsmanship, the pieces a traveler finds here in Tel Aviv are often one-of-a-kind.
While running around Neve Tzedek earlier today I stopped by Boaz Kashi, a small jewelry boutique featuring original designs and revamped vintage pieces from all over the world. Kashi is a fourth generation jeweler who travels near and far searching for unusual vintage finds. Every piece in his store stands out in some way: think of brightly colored stones set in darkened metals, unconventional textures and a treasure trove of tribal-inspired creations.
The retrofitted vintage bracelet pictured below is so cool. I love the bright coral against the shadowy, oxidized silver. It’s around 50 or 60 years old and is an authentic Yemenite design. Kashi added the Swarovski crystals to act as the clasp and the contrast of shimmering crystals and darkened silver is wowww…so lovely.
I think I gotta pick this one up. Bling!