On the 2nd-3rd of January 2014, Israel will be launching the second annual Small Businesses Day. This is an initiative encouraging people to support and shop at small businesses with the intent of helping these businesses flourish and significantly increasing their sales. Businesses that participate in this initiative get significant exposure to potential clients which allows them to offer special sales and promotions. The consumers are then encouraged to buy more at these businesses, and everyone is happy! In addition, on this occasion businesses have the opportunity to win a business promotion package and even to win 30,000 NIS to help launch their business (More details about these business opportunities here).
As two women who always prefer shopping for unique pieces in small boutiques and local designers, we are more than happy to support this initiative. For this occasion we decided to post about one of our favorite small businesses, AriVersa Jewelry.
AriVersa, by his real name Arie, designs and hand makes unique and sophisticated jewelry out of gold, silver and precious stones. Arie’s studio and workshop are based in his home and most of his clients hear about him through word of mouth and through jewelry workshop experts.
Besides being a great designer, Arie specializes in unique stone inlaying and setting techniques and has impressive craftsmanship abilities that have brought a lot of attention to his work.
We first encountered Arie’s work as students in design school; many jewelry design students came to Arie for guidance and mentorship in their studies.
This is one designer who was not educated in design, he comes from a background in Engineering and a health issue made it very difficult to continue his work as an Engineer.
In his search for hobbies and new interests to keep himself occupied he came across a beginners’ jewelry making course, and the rest is history.
He loved learning about the craftsmanship behind the design and developed his skills further and further until he was ready to open his own studio and share his talent with the world.
Arie’s pieces are very diverse, from hi-tech modern jewelry to classic style pieces. He is inspired by everything around him, from nature to urban life to creating precious jewelry that women can incorporate into their everyday lives. Like a true engineer, he always tries to invent new methods of working the materials and experiments with new technologies of jewelry making.
This is what drew us to Arie’s work; he is so technically skilled and his work is so accurate that he is nearly unmatched in his field.
His clients know that any piece they purchase will be created with the finest materials and in the highest quality.
You may remember Arie’s jewelry from a previous post we published, where we used the lavish jewels to create luxe looks!
For more ArieVersa jewelry visit his blog here.
On January second to third we all shop at small businesses to help support them, don’t forget!
Small Businesses Day webpage here.
V & R