|In 1978, when Dan Alsberg was a lecturer
in jewelry design at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, he was invited
by the East Jerusalem Development Co. on behalf of the Jerusalem municipality
to open a studio for hand-crafted silver and gold jewelry in Hutzot
Hayotzer, the Artists Lane situated on the sloping hillside
across from the walls of Jerusalem's Old City.
|Since that time the studio has developed
and grown, but its basic guiding principles remain the same. Each
item starts with a sketch, then the alloy is prepared, the gold or
silver ingot is cast, the sheets are rolled out, the wires and tubes
are stretched. Now the piece of jewelry is ready to be crafted and
inset with precious stones or other objects such as titanium or ancient
coins. All stages of the work are carried out in the studio, ensuring
that the quality of the work is of the highest.
|The precious stones are chosen by Dan Alsberg
himself, to be cut and polished by stonecutters who are among the
finest in the world.
Studio Alsberg has clients from over 34 countries around the world
- presidents and politicians, artists and movie stars, members of
the nobility and royal families.