and by Michelle Obama when meeting Mr. Nelson Mandela
The uniquely talented jewelry designer Nava Zahavi has a distinctive reflection of the cultural and environmental influences she experienced in her youth, as well as in her extensive world travels. The distinguished Byzantine characteristics in her work can be traced to ancient Egypt and Greece, while her use of colorful stones reflects the brilliance of nature surrounding her: Aquamarine represents the sea and the sky, Citrine and Rutilated stones evoke the sandy beaches, and Carnelian depicts the warm sun.
“When designing my jewelry, I use the finest quality semi-precious stones, wrapped in 24 karat gold as if embraced by the sun. I aspire to create designs of enduring beauty…..designs that speak of ancient history, yet maintain a fresh, contemporary feel.”