Yossi Harari is the master of timeless jewelry – effortlessly melding exotic and modern, whimsical and chic. With an atelier in Istanbul and a gallery in Tel Aviv, his design process is fully informed by the spectacular architecture and landscape of both cities. Honing his craft in the rich hue of 24-karat yellow gold, Yossi Harari jewelry now includes a versatile range of metals, gemstones and finishes. Designed to be worn layered, with a sense of easy luxury, each piece is in fact made by hand – each clasp, each bead, each bezel – entirely without the use of molds or castings. This human touch instills the feeling of history inherent in every piece.

NOTABLE FACTS:

  • Born in Israel and raised in both Israel and Turkey, he grew up surrounded by beautiful objects and ancient artifacts that inspired him from an early age
  • Designed his first piece of jewelry at 11 years old
  • Received formal training and degrees in Gemology and Jewelry Design from GIA (Los Angeles) and in History of Arts from Tel Aviv University
  • Opened first atelier in Istanbul in 1992
  • Opened first gallery in Tel Aviv in 1998
  • Discovered by MUSE founder Jennifer Shanker in 1999 while she was searching for wedding rings in Israel with her soon-to- be husband.

QUOTES FROM YOSSI:

“My jewelry is a contrast between the old and the new. Although I am inspired by archeological jewels of the past, I have a modern, bold interpretation of classic designs.”

“I design for the modern woman – the woman on the go, who wants to be comfortable yet sexy, exotic yet modern, fashionable yet possessing her own sense of style.”

ABOUT THE JEWELRY:

  • Many pieces in the collection are made in pure 24-karat gold, but the collection also uses 18k gold and “gilver”, a combination of silver and gold that is then oxidized
  • The absolute purity of 24k gold means that people who have adverse reactions to traditional gold alloys, even high-karat alloys, will be able to finally wear gold without discomfort
  • Completely handcrafted using ancient gold-smithing techniques rarely used today
  • The 24k gold will never tarnish or discolor, but it will develop a ‘‘personal’’ burnished patina over time
  • Meant to be layered, the collection is extremely versatile and elegantly laid back

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