Recently Orit Schatzman’s beautiful jewelry was showcased on an American home shopping program. It was wonderful to meet Orit and to hear her explain some of her inspirations for her one-of-a-kind pieces.
For instance, Orit explained that she gets some of her inspiration from the time she spent in the desert, while serving as an officer in the Israeli Army. She described the unparalleled beauty of a desert sunrise and sunset.
From a childhood vacation by the seashore, Orit remembers gathering sea shells and dreaming of making beautiful jewelry in the colors of the ocean and the sky, with the fluid movement of the waves and the sparkle of the sun on the water.
Orit’s jewelry-making technique, electroform, gives her pieces a wonderful three-dimensional shape, the look and feel of a sculpture. Her pieces feature a glamorous bold look, but they are actually very lightweight and wearable. In fact, her jewelry has been described as unique, comfortable “wearable art.”
Another technique Orit loves to use is “mixed media.” In other words; in a single piece of jewelry she may use a combination of various metals, pearls, beads, crystals and semi precious stones. There is nothing “plain” about any of Orit’s jewelry!
Orit’s style is from nature, organic, freeform in shape and design. She marries the look of ancient culture with modern trends. Many simply say “Orit’s jewelry is not like anything else in your jewelry box; it is alive, sexy.”
Each piece of Orit’s jewelry is handmade, in Israel, by dedicated and well-trained craftsmen. Each stone or bead is hand set, each piece is hand polished. It takes several years of training to master the special art of jewelry making that is Orit Schatzman’s.
When you slip an Orit Schatzman bracelet on your wrist, you are ready for any kind of day, from casual to sophisticated. Her jewelry compliments a simple pair of blue jeans and also looks stunning with the most elaborate evening dress. It is truly versatile jewelry.
(Many thanks to Charlotte, Judy and Susan who helped me write about Orit’s inspirations.)