1985-1987: Working for a hi-tech firm while acquiring jewelry-making experience in a private course that opened a window to an entire world. The decision to become a professional jewelry designer and manufacturer took shape during an extended stay in the Far East.
1988-1989: Jewelry-making studies, Omanit College, Tel Aviv.
1990-1992: Sent to California; training in numerous techniques at the Alan Revere Academy, including goldsmith, wax modeling, gemology, jewelry sketching and more; participation in American Craft Council shows in San Francisco and Saint Paul.
1992: Setting up a private studio; creating a line of gold jewelry sold at selected shops; teaching jewelry design and wax modeling at the Technological Institute in Tel Aviv.
1994: The encounter with pure gold – specialization at the Julian Tiglat Studio and production of the CLEO Collection, inspired by a journey to the earliest cultures and the jewelry of ancient Greece and Egypt. This collection was exhibited at prestigious shops and offered to private customers.
1997: Participation in the Israel Jewelry Exhibition.
1998: Final stage of Israel Jewelry Design Competition by Israel Diamond Institute. Launching of the GEO Collection – geometric and architectural figures inlaid with diamonds and polished semi-precious gems.
2001: Training in diamond identification and evaluation at the International Gemological Laboratories (IGL).
2002: Participation in the Iberjoya Exhibition, Madrid, Spain; selected by WIZO to design and produce the Woman of Valor pin awarded to distinguished contributors, its horseshoe shape symbolizing good fortune and hope for the future of Israel’s children.
2003-2007: Work at the Active Studio.
Launching of the ZEN Collection.
Construction of a showroom adjoining the studio; incorporating Japanese garden components reflecting the four basic elements in the Zen Collection items adorning the exhibit.
2008 : “JOURNEY” exhibition – The milestones of the collection creations from the first one CLEO to the last one NEO
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