Yemenite Silver Pomegranate Lariat Necklace
This versatile lariat can be worn several ways. The pomegranate ends are charming when worn long and draping. When doubled up around the nape they fall gracefully at the base on the neck. The filigree is delicate and fine with detail focused on the asymmetric shape so typical to the fruit. The pomegranate is also a symbol of abundance and prosperity with the numerous seeds that mirror the number of commandments.
All of Ben-Zion’s jewelry is handmade from sterling silver. The artist prepares the silver threads himself, interweaving them to the left and to the right in order to achieve that special and unique braided effect. Ben-Zion explains: “My filigree jewelry is made using a very old technique that is disappearing from our world. Creating a masterpiece requires attention to fine details, great imagination and of course, patience.”
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Materials: Sterling silver
Length: 34″; pomegranate 1.5 cm wide
Meet the Artist: Ben-Zion David
The art of Yemenite silver and goldsmith has run in the family's veins for eight generations and Ben-Zion David (Benzi) has this skill in his genes. At the age of ten he began helping his father in his workshop preparing and interweaving the silver threads. “I am still using ancient methods to make jewelry, maybe more advanced than my grandfather’s, but not very modern,” says Ben-Zion. “Till this day, all the tools I work with have Yemenite names. Each small jewelry piece, each individual thread has a name.”