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The Elegant Rebel

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Elina Gleizer

Although she’s only 29 years old, Israeli jewelry designer and goldsmith Elina Gleizer has a very mature eye for design. She got her degree in jewelry design from Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, and then got right to work making her extraordinarily simple but stunning pieces. Her artist’s statement communicates as clearly as her jewelry:

“My designs have a continuous dialogue with human anatomy, form and ergonomics.” She writes, “I am Passionate about making extraordinary people express themselves in a rebel-elegant way, extraordinary people who are looking to STAND OUT through innovation, originality and high product quality.”

It’s really easy for figural jewelry – especially animal jewelry – to come across as juvenile or over-precious, but Gleizer seems to strike just the right balance between which details are represented and which are implied. The resulting designs are soft and bold and undeniably beautiful.

All images property of Elina Gleizer, used with permission.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

29 thoughts on “The Elegant Rebel

  1. The little skull ring!!!!

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  2. The owl rings first grabbed me, and that rabbit ring is amazing. But the thing that really stands out here is that some of this would make a great gift for a husband/boyfriend or a male relative – and blokes are so difficult to buy for!

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  3. I think these are wonderful. As you stated, jewellery like this could be kitsch but in this designer’s skillful hands it’s gorgeous. I love the focus on line and form. I think that’s what makes it really elegant is paring back those recognizable forms to something more spare.

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  4. Very clever and elegant lines.

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  5. Link sent to the spouse as future gift fodder….

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  6. Thank you dear Donna!

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  7. Amazing pics and pieces….let me know what you think of my blog….

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  8. Wow! That’s what i call “awesomeness”!
    also, would love you to check https://www.corelle.ro/inele-argint
    Thanks!

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