Megemeria by Yvel Jewelry Collection
Megemeria is an original and modern jewelry collection that is part of the esteemed Israeli jewelry brand, Yvel. The uniqueness of this collection is that it is designed by Jewish Ethiopian immigrants to Israel who are students of the The Megemeria School. Founded by Isaac & Orna Levy, owners of Yvel, the Megemeria School of Jewelry teaches Ethiopian immigrants the art of jewelry making, diamond setting and jewelry design. It is located within the Yvel Design Center in Ramat Motza, Jerusalem and upon graduation students are guaranteed a job in Israel’s jewelry making and design industry.
The exclusivity of these stunning pieces of jewelry comes from the designs that are inspired by the immigrants’ individual and communal experiences of their journeys to Israel, which can be described as longing, renewal, and yearning. The immigrants’ culture is also reflected in the pieces by personalized messages in their native language, Amharic, engraved on the jewelry. The messages include single letter words of blessing such as love, success, and health. Other inscriptions incorporate with biblical verses transcribed in Amharic.
This Israeli jewelry collection consists of pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets made from 24k Gold, plated brass. Selections of the pieces are set with either ancient Jerusalem stone or a striking Fresh Water Pearl. The collection offers a vast variety of designs to choose from such as iconic Jewish symbols like Stars of David or elegant flower pendants. Pendants are available on chains or leather cords, which creates pieces that echo archaic Israel.
Megemeria combines Ethiopian tradition, Israeli culture and modern designs to create a remarkable collection of jewelry. By purchasing one of these items you will not only be acquiring a beautiful piece of jewelry, but also supporting a cause that ensures the success and growth of the Ethiopian community in Israel.
If you are looking for a birthday or Bat Mitzvah gift the subtle, yet stunning appearance makes these pieces an ideal addition to any jewelry collection. These gorgeous pieces make for the perfect accessory for any occasion.
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