Marika Desert Gold is a collection of 14K yellow gold, hand crafted jewellery by Israeli designer, Ms. Marika. Her designs capture the most important couture jewellery themes of our time. As art, her designs emphasize the moments in our lives that challenge the heart and shape our soul – conflict and joy, history and potential. Marika Desert Gold is a collection with significant pieces that reflect both the wearer’s identity, and their complicated history. A hammered finish embedded with jewels. The butterfly that emerges from a cocoon, or the feathers of a bird that give her flight. The fleeting beauty of a flower. An heirloom with a story is the most important jewellery to own, and Ms. Marika creates her art for that moment.
Ms. Marika’s workshop is located in Netanya, Israel, about half an hour from Tel Aviv by car, or a seven hour hike on foot along the sandy shore of the Mediterranean Sea. At her workshop, “the gold is processed in a highly specialized way to give it durability, a special finish, and a proprietary colour not seen in other 14K gold jewellery. Her goal is to capture the colour and texture of the desert sand at sunset. In her Netanya workshop, “the goldsmiths hammer and sandblast the gold, and sometimes add a light, shiny finish”. All the pieces in the Marika Desert Gold collection are handmade, and can be custom ordered by ring or wrist size.
the gold is processed in a highly specialized way to give it durability, a special finish, and a proprietary colour not seen in other 14K gold jewellery