There’s something so special about jewelry, isn’t there? It’s like you get to carry around a story with you wherever you go — both the story behind the gorgeous piece as well as the story behind the talented designer who created it. And the story behind Anata Jewelry is such an inspiring one. Anat, an Israel-based designer, opened her Etsy shop three years ago, after having worked in the financial sector for 12 years. Her shop is full of beautiful pieces from necklaces to bracelets to earrings to rings. Read on for more of her exclusive story and her need-to-know shopping tips! xoxo
Tell me about Anata Jewelry. What’s the inspiration behind its launch?
My name is Anat and I am a goldsmith and jewelry designer. After working for 12 years as an analyst and a manager in one of the leading financial institutions in Israel, and after having 3 beautiful children, I have decided to make a change in my life and began learning goldsmith’s work. I love working with metals — it’s a great feeling, transforming raw material into a piece of art, and it always makes me happy to see people wearing and enjoying my jewelry. All my jewelry is designed and handmade by me. I create everyday jewelry made of sterling silver, gold-plated brass and gemstones. My jewelry is for women and girls of all ages. My designs can fit any event, day or night and great for the working woman that can wear them the all day. My work is either one-of-a-kind or limited-edition.
Your shop features so many inspiring finds. What inspires you the most?
I get inspiration from nature and the world around me. I love clean and simple design, but my collection is eclectic. You can find oriental jewelry too, which is very trendy these days!
What are your top 3 tips for shopping online and finding great deals?
*Check the shop policies, learn about the customer service, return and exchange policy, read the reviews and feedback.
*Learn about the item: Read the item description, what materials are used, the size of the earrings or pendant.
*Check out the owner of the online shop.
What is your favorite piece in your shop and why?
It’s so hard to say my favorite item because I love them all. The cat pendant necklace is so cute (you can find it in gold plated too), and the flower post earrings are so unique.