Midweek Modness: Israeli Silver Choker

Israel — especially in the ’60s and ’70s — was a hotbed of artist run jewelry making concerns. It’s just my conjecture, but the combination of hippie ideology of the times and kibbutz culture couldn’t help but encourage silversmiths to play around with shape and form. These pieces aren’t necessarily collectible (Scandinavian modernist pieces are probably the most desirable, followed closely by American, then Mexican, German and Canadian), but if you’re looking to pick up some well made modernist jewellery, Israel-made silver is an affordable place to start.