City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
CITY OF DAVID 2015
  Jewelry Catalogue
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
CITY OF DAVID      2015
       Jewelry Catalogue
The City of David in Jerusalem has emerged as one of the most
impressive and significant archaeological excavations in the world.
World-famous archaeologists are unearthing the history and
culture of Jerusalem dating back thousands of years.
We are proud to present you with a taste of our 2015 Jewelry
Collection, featuring exquisite jewelry that was designed
and inspired by actual discoveries made in the City of David’s
archaeological excavations.
Our collections are created exclusively for the City of David by
leading Israeli designers. Each piece is made in Israel and is crafted
using the finest materials.



Photography: Dudy Ardon
Catalogue Design: City of David Studio
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
14k gold plated silver



                                                          14k gold plated silver




                                 14k gold plated silver




Menorah Treasure Collection
This collection is inspired by a pure gold
medallion that was unearthed in excavations
adjacent to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.




                                                                                                            14k gold plated silver
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
Priestly Blessing Collection
       This collection is inspired by a small silver scroll that was inscribed with the
       words from the Priestly Blessing and was worn as a piece of jewelry.




14k gold plated silver




                                                                                          14k gold plated silver
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
14k gold plated silver



                                                                                          14k gold plated silver




                                        14k gold plated silver



David's Harp Collection
This collection is inspired by an ancient harp-shaped
ornament that is reminiscent of King David’s harp.
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
925 sterling silver




                                                          925 sterling silver




  David's Harp Collection
  This collection is inspired by an ancient harp-shaped
  ornament that is reminiscent of King David’s harp.
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
14k gold plated silver




                                                               14k gold plated silver and pearls




                         Golden Eternity Collection
                         This collection is inspired by a beautiful column
                         that graced a royal building in the 9th century BCE.
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
14k gold plated silver




Golden Eternity Collection
This collection is inspired by a beautiful column
that graced a royal building in the 9th century BCE.



                                                                                14k gold plated silver and pearls
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
14k gold plated silver with pearls and agate stones




                                                         14k gold plated silver with a pearl and agate stones




  Queen Helene Collection
  This collection is inspired by a perfectly preserved
  gold earring from the Roman period.
City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.
14k gold plated silver with
a pearl and agate stones




                                                         14k gold plated silver with   14k gold plated silver with pearls,
                                                         a pearl and agate stone       Swarovski and agate stones




  Queen Helene Collection
  This collection is inspired by a perfectly preserved
  gold earring from the Roman period.
14k gold plated silver with
 carnelian stones


                               Pomegranate Bell
                               Collection
                               This collection is inspired by a
                               golden bell that was discovered
                               near the Temple Mount.




14k gold plated silver




                                                                  14k gold plated silver
14k gold plated silver, sterling                                        925 sterling silver
                                                      silver and diamonds




                                                                                Shiloah Inscription
                                                                                Collection
                                                                                This collection is inspired by the
                                                                                Shiloah Inscription, which was
                                                                                written in ancient Hebrew script.




                                                                                                                     925 sterling silver




14k gold plated silver and sterling silver
14 gold plated silver and sterling silver




                      Priestly Blessing Collection                    Pure for God Collection
                      This collection is inspired by a small silver   This collection is inspired by a seal
                      scroll that was inscribed with the words from   inscribed with the Aramaic words “deka
                      the Priestly Blessing and was worn as a piece   leyah”, meaning “pure for god” that likely
                      of jewelry.                                     marked items used in the Temple as pure.


925 sterling silver
The City of David’s Archaeological Discoveries
The jewelry in this catalog is designed and inspired by discoveries made
in archaeological excavations in the City of David and its environs.




Shiloah Inscription           Proto-Aeolic Capital          ‘Pure for God’ Seal          Menorah Medallion          Gold Earring                Priestly Blessing
Written in ancient            This column, considered       Bearing the words            This impressive golden     The gold earring,           A tiny silver scroll
Hebrew script, the            the most beautiful of         “Pure for God”, the clay     medallion, embossed        set with pearls and         inscribed with words
inscription describes         its kind ever found in        seal was likely used         with a seven-branched      precious stones,            from the Priestly
the completion of the         the Land of Israel, was       to mark items used in        candelabrum, a ram’s       was unearthed in an         Blessing was found
digging of Hezekiah’s         discovered on the slope       the Second Temple            horn and a Torah scroll,   excavation opposite         in a burial cave
Tunnel, a complex feat of     of the Royal Quarter in       that required a seal of      was found in the Ophel     the entrance of the City    overlooking the
engineering undertaken        the City of David. Dated      purity. This rare find was   excavations, near the      of David. It is believed    Hinnom Valley. This
by King Hezekiah towards      to the 9th century BCE,       discovered during the        Temple Mount. It was       to be an heirloom that      incredible discovery
the end of the 8th century    the capital once adorned      sifting of archaeological    likely used as a Torah     belonged to a woman         provides us with the
BCE to protect Jerusalem      a royal building, possibly    rubble from the              scroll ornament, and at    of prominent stature        earliest archaeological
from the perceived            even the palace of the        Herodian Channel             1,400 years old, is the    who lived during the        evidence of verses of
Assyrian threat.              House of David.               Excavation, near the         oldest one found to        Roman period, 2,000         the Bible, predating
                                                            Western Wall.                date.                      years ago.                  the Dead Sea Scrolls.



              King David’s Harp                                                                    Pomegranate Bell
              An ancient bronze ornament shaped like a harp was found                              This bell, made of pure gold, was discovered in an underground
              among rubble that originated from the Temple Mount. King                             channel that runs from the southern tip of the City of David to the
              David is famously known for playing the harp, prompting the                          Temple Mount. Dated to the Roman period, 2,000 years ago, experts
              City of David to designate it as its symbol, long before this                        say it is possible that the bell adorned the High Priest’s garments.
              similarly looking harp was discovered.
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