An eighteen karat gold, diamond and colored diamond necklace, Sigal Shohat
Lot 104
An eighteen karat gold, diamond and colored diamond necklace, Sigal Shohat
Sold for US$ 12,200 inc. premium
Auction Details
Fine Jewellery New York
11 Apr 2011 14:00 EDT

Auction 19126
Lot Details
Property from various owners
An eighteen karat gold, diamond and colored diamond necklace, Sigal Shohat
the necklace designed as a cascade of textured gold floral links each centering round brilliant-cut diamond stamens of greenish-blue, yellow or pink, accentuated with five pavé-set diamond flowers; a pair of earrings en suite; estimated total diamond weight: 10.75 carats; gross weight approximately: 141.0 grams; length: 16 1/2in. (colored diamonds not tested for origin of color)

Footnotes

  • Cf. Exhibition catalogue, 60 Diamonds and Many More, Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum, Ramat Gan, 2009, page 35.


    First impressions are everything. Close your eyes and let your memory and imagination loose. It is a winter day, and you are hiking along a path in the hills of Israel. It has been a wet winter, and the excess moisture has provided a magnificent bloom - the hills are carpeted with Hartzit, the wild chrysanthemum. The vibrant landscape is a kaleidoscope of yellow petals textured and organic. This is the inspiration from which the necklace and earrings were created.

    Sigal Shohat's path as a jeweler wasn't defined until the age 25, when it began accidentally first as a hobby in 1995. After studying filigree and technical goldsmithing, stone setting, model and jewelry design, and computer jewelry design, she opened a silver studio in Herziya, and a store in Ra'anana. Today, she works from home creating designs by commission. Shohat also has a relationship within the diamond and stone trade in Israel. This community endorses her work; they provide her with a range of fancy colored and shaped diamonds and gem stones, which she is driven to incorporate into unique designs, some of which reflect her passion for her home, while others are more metaphorical.

    For Sigal Shohat, jewelry is poetry. She views her jewelry as a practical form of art. Each jewel expresses an emotion of the artist and owner. Summarily, the beauty and art projected by the creation are meant to move the artist, wearer and observer.

    While Shohat is well known and has participated in several exhibitions in Israel, she is a newcomer to America. This wild chrysanthemum necklace and earring set reflects a proficiency in jewelry design and manufacture; and an evocative and engaging, tactile and sensuous poem. It is the first offering of a jewel by creative Sigal Shohat in the United States.
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