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Usually, jewelry, music and cuisine are the first to externalize cultural changes and adaptations. Israeli rich culture stems form the diversity of population and is resulted in the plentiful composition of the Israeli jewellery.

The Diversity of People. Israel is a multicultural country and is naturally a center of wide range of cultures and arts. The variety of cultures can be easily observed in Israeli jewellery. While maybe politically disagreeing, Israeli people from diverse origins lead to the emergence of rich culture. This new culture integrates many cultures that live in piece, fuse and enrich each other.

That is why you can find Muslim arabesque curled intaglio on Israeli spinning rings, Star of David and Hamsa pendants on necklaces, biblical versions engraved on wedding rings, and floral curly designs on swivel rings, opal earrings or garnet necklaces.

The Diversity of Religions. As a Holly land of three religions, it is a main destination of Pilgrimage for many people from all over the world. Israel is home of mainly Jewish people, and it is also occupied by Muslim, Christian, Druze, Samaritan and other religions people. This fusion of cultures and religions lead to the development of fused and integrated arts.

During the last decades, local Israeli trend has sent Israeli young women and men to the Far East. After spending a few months or years in the search of the meaning of life, they come back home, bringing the beauty and the exotics from the Buddhist and Hinduism cultures.

The Immediate Neighborhood. Israel is a small country located in the Middle East, Western Asia, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. This small land is stuck in a bunch of countries and borders with Lebanon and Syria in the north, Jordan in the east, and Egypt on the south. The movement of people between these countries and their interaction with Israeli culture and cuisine is obvious in everyday life.

The Ecological diversity. Despite its small size, Israel is home to a variety of geographic features. Within a small land area of Israel a variety of diverse climates occur. There is the arid Negev desert with hot summer, and dry climate in the south, occupied with carters. The north is mountainous, rainy in the winter, green and reminds Tuscany. Central coast region is humid and hot in the summer as in a typical equatorial country, just without rain. Jordan valley represents the east side of Israel, with the Dead Sea, the lowest place in the world. The area of the Dead Sea is an Oasis in the Judea desert.

Thanks to this diversified climate, Israel known to have largest number of plant species per square meter of all the Middle Eastern countries. This variety of the plant world, and the big Israeli passion for traveling and trekking, are expressed in jewelry and fashion motifs. Floral designs of rings, leaves in necklaces. Israeli Jewelry together with its cuisine and music have being influenced continuously by all mentioned factors.

About the ways this diversity is expressed in Israeli art and jewelry – please read in the next article.

Ella Dor lives in Israel and manages a store of Israeli jewelry – Infinity Silver and Gold Jewelry. After a period of time in this field, Ella is still surprised and enchanted by the plenty of motifs and styles fused in the art works of the Israeli jewellery.

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