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The Art of Yemenite Filigree Jewelry by Ben Zion David

September 06, 2014

The new collection of handmade Yemenite Filigree jewelry made by Ben Zion David combines traditional craftsmanship inspired by Yemenite bridal jewelry with modern fashion trends. 

Traditional Yemenite jewelry was made from silver coins that were given to talented silversmiths.  These coins were melted down into silver threads and made into incredible pieces of filigree jewelry using rustic traditional tools. 

Ben Zion David, now living in Israel, learned silversmithing from his late father.  His family has been practicing jewelry making for eight generations.  Ben Zion David still incorporates traditional methods with more advanced methods including casting to create museum quality inlaid Yemenite art.

Watch Ben Zion David made a traditional cuff using the ancient handwork in this video from YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  





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