Best Israeli Jewelry

We venture to explore the top ten categories of Israeli jewelry. We will also be looking at the criteria we use to arrive at the respective categories. This information should be useful to anyone considering buying jewelry from Israel. It should be also useful to anyone considering starting to deal in Jewelry from Israel (or jewelry designed by Israelis in the Diaspora). Further, it should be useful to anyone thinking of becoming a commentator on Jewish jewelry.

Now when we classify the Jewelry by 'style' we end up with:

1. Classic Israeli jewelry: this is jewelry crafted using the classic Israeli styles.

2. Modern Israeli Jewelry: this is simply jewelry crafted using contemporary Israeli styles.

When we classify the ornament by branding, we end up with:

3. Designer Jewelry: here, we are looking at jewelry crafted by (and directly associated with) the world-famous Israeli artists. Such jewelry tends to be quite costly.

4. Non-designer ornament: here, we are looking at 'run of the mill' Israeli ornaments, which don't claim any association with the major Israeli designers.

When we classify the jewelry by what is made out of, we end up with:

5. Israeli golden jewelry: this tends to be the costliest variety of Jewish jewelry, especially when it is crafted out of pure gold. Golden Jewelry is greatly admired in Israel (since time immemorial), and there is quite a lot of Israeli golden jewelry in circulation.

6. Israeli silver jewelry: this can also get costly, depending on the amount and quality of silver used in crafting it. We have some high-end Israeli silver ornament items going for higher sums of money than some (low-end) Israeli golden jewelry items!

7. Precious metal jewelry: here, we are looking at jewelry crafted from things like rubies, pearls, diamonds and so on. Some of these are rendered in classic Israeli styles, but most are rendered in contemporary Israeli styles.

When we classify the ornament by gender, we end up with:

8. Masculine jewelry: here, we are looking at things like cufflinks as well as the tails clips. A good number of these are regarded as members of the Israeli jewelry family thanks to the fact that they are crafted by Israeli designers. That is as opposed to them being crafted using Israeli styles, as there seem to be relatively few native/classic Israeli styles for these masculine ornament varieties.

9. Feminine Jewelry: here, we are looking at items like necklaces, bracelets, earrings and so on. Some of these lay their claim to the Jewish jewelry family on account of the fact that they are crafted by Israeli jewelers (regardless of the styles they are rendered in). Others lay their claim to membership in the Jewish jewelry family on account of the fact that they are handed down in classic Israeli styles, regardless of the origin of the designers behind them. Then we have those 'pedigree' feminine Israeli jewelry items, rendered using Israeli styles by Israeli designers.

And finally, when we classify the ornament by cost, we end up with:

10. High cost and low-cost Israeli Jewelry. What can be termed as either 'low cost' or 'high cost' depends on an individual's circumstances? In the final analysis, we have some Israeli jewelry items going for tens of dollars, and other going for tens of thousands of dollars.