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“On the Point of a Diamond” – IDI Opens New Diamond Jewelry Exhibit at Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Mus

Posted on 2012-11-06, By A-Best Staff
A new exhibition of diamond jewelry, designed by members of the Israel Community of Designers, opened today at the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum. The exhibition was launched at a festive reception by the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), to which the museum belongs. The opening was attended by IDI Chairman Moti Ganz, Israel Diamond Exchange President Avi Paz, Chairman of the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum Shmuel Schnitzer, Ramat Gan Mayor Tzvi Bar, President of the Israel Community of Designers David Grossman and Head of the Jewelry Designers Section in the Community Batia Wang, who also took part as a jewelry designer in the exhibition. The exhibition shows the works of 25 contemporary jewelry designers who are members of the Israel Community of Designers. They were each provided with 3-carats of diamonds by Israeli diamond companies, valued at $5000. The only directive given to the designers was that each piece of jewelry must contain diamonds. The designers chose to design one or more pieces of jewelry: earrings, pendants, rings, pins, necklaces, bracelets and one piece that is both a pendant and a piece of art. The designers used both conventional and unconventional materials in their designs including: gold, silver, iron, Perspex, wood, Styrofoam and paper. The exhibition is jointly curated by Batia Wang, Head of the Jewelry Designers Section of the Community of Designers and Yehuda Kassif, Art Director of the museum. The exhibition is designed by Ayal Schoenbaum of Tukan Designs, who is also participating in the exhibition as a jewelry designer. The Israel Community of Designers is an interdisciplinary organization that represents Israel’s practicing professional designers in the fields of industrial, graphic and jewelry design. Shmuel Schnitzer, Chairman of the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum, said: “This exhibition is another step made by the Israeli Diamond Industry to make Israeli Diamond Jewelry as desirable as other international jewelry. We find that being a world-class diamond center gives Israeli designers the advantage of becoming prominent in the global jewelry industry as well.” David Grossman, President of the Israel Community of Designers said: “Providing outstanding designers with diamonds, the most important gemstone, is a challenge that guarantees interesting results. The resulting designs of diamond jewelry have turned this exhibition into an expression of international excellence in terms of design and industry.” At the conclusion of the exhibition, the jewelry will be placed for sale
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