Yossi Harari's signature is hand-made 24-kt gold jewelry. Born in Israel and raised in both Israel and Turkey, Yossi Harari grew up surrounded by beautiful objects and ancient artifacts that inspired him from an early age. When he was eleven, Yossi designed his first piece of jewelry…he re-designed a diamond ring for his mother. This creative endeavor set him on a course from which he has never wavered. He went on to receive formal training and degrees in Gemology and Jewelry Design from The Gemological Institute of America in Los Angeles and in History of Arts from Tel Aviv University. In 1992, Yossi opened his atelier in Istanbul, where his works are still being created. Yossi's designs, crafted from a variety of metals, are inspired by the spectacular influences of the region from which he comes. To introduce Yossi to the New York market, Muse Imports Ltd. was founded in April 1999 by Jennifer Shanker. While living in Israel, this native New Yorker was constantly amazed by the carefree style of the Mediterranean, as well as the spontaneity and charm of local designers. Jennifer found Yossi while searching for the perfect wedding rings and after marrying she realized that the 24-karat, pure gold, handcrafted designs of Yossi Harari were the perfect treasures to bring back home.
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