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Michal Golan Jewelry

I have always loved unique jewelry and enjoy wearing interesting pieces that start conversations. Baubles that have meaning as well as beauty soon become my most worn and cherished. When I was introduced to Michal Golan Jewelry a few months ago, I was instantly drawn to her line. Once I learned about the woman behind the brand, I became a loyal fan!

Michal Golan

Michal was born in Israel and came to the United States to pursue degrees in art. She received her bachelor’s degree at University of Maryland, then went on to earn her master’s degree at NYU. She began making jewelry on the side to support herself through school. Demand for her unique and artistic jewelry soon grew and her husband Michael began managing the business. Twenty years later and they still work together, making all the jewelry and managing the flourishing business out of the first floor of their home in Manhattan.

Michal Golan

Michal also creates ceramic art work in her free time and is inspired my mosaics, Middle-Eastern aesthetics, and Victorian era jewelry. All the jewelry is handmade at the studio and 80% of the jewelry components are made in the United States.

Michal Golan Jewelry is very much a family-operated business. Michal’s daughter, who also works for the company, tells me that their home and the studio are connected, creating a fun and easy going atmosphere. They have office pets running about and music playing all day in the jewelry studio. Michal works in what her daughter calls a ‘creative mess’ with piles of crystals and chains. Her mother plays with her materials until she finds the ideal color combinations and designs. The new pieces are shown to everyone in the office and they decide together which styles they like best. It sounds like a wonderfully fun and creative environment!

Michal’s Evil Eye jewelry has been worn by celebrities like Christina Milian and Melissa Gorga of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. And it’s the piece I selected from Michal’s collection.

Christina Milian Michal Golan

I asked Michal about the significance and meaning of the evil eye and here’s what she had to say:

“I love the evil eye because it’s a familiar symbol and something reminiscent of my childhood. I love working with mediums and shapes that I grew up with in the Middle East, it is the aesthetic I feel most comfortable in. This is also why I work with ceramics when not creating jewelry, the ceramic arts are very prominent in the Middle East and I grew up seeing them. But the eye is also special because it’s something symbolic for any culture. It has such a positive energy to it. In Israel it is seen as protecting the wearer from jealousy, however in every culture eyes are important and beautiful, they are the ‘windows to the soul’.”

Michal Golan

I selected the Evil Eye necklace with blue accents from Michal’s collection. I love the triple chain utilizing both gold-tones and silver tones.

Michal Golan Evil Eye Necklace

My Evil Eye Necklace is such a versatile piece. I wear mine almost every day. It looks great with a simple and casual denim look.

Adrienne in Michal Golan Jewelry

And it looks beautiful with feminine elements like this lace top.

Michal Golan Evil Eye Necklace

You may have noticed I wore it in my recent Comfort Sandal Trend post. This necklace gets lots of play! I love the meaning behind the Evil Eye design and it’s extraordinary beauty.

Adrienne

I am delighted to tell you that Michal is generously giving away one of her stunning Evil Eye necklaces, valued at $90.00!

Michal Golan

The give away is open to all readers internationally.

The winner may choose one Evil Eye necklace from

Michal’s website or her Etsy shop!

Good luck!

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Make it a rich day!

XO,

Adrienne

Disclosure: I was given a Michal Golan Evil Eye necklace to review and keep. All opinions expressed here are my own. 

37 thoughts on “Michal Golan Jewelry

  1. Charlotte

    What a beautiful line of jewelry! I saw so many pieces to covet. My favorite is the gray and gold evil eye with the crystal center – gorgeous!

  2. diane

    Love the mixed metals of the Gray and Gold Crystal necklace :) Thanks for posting about this beautiful jewelry – so many amazing pieces to choose from!

  3. Kathy

    Beautiful line of jewelry. I love all of the necklaces shown and will be going to take a perusal at her Etsy shop. I too like jewelry with a “story” or some meaning. Really great stuff and reasonably priced too.

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  5. Lori

    I would love to win one of these necklaces. Until I met my Greek husband I had never heard of the evil eye but it is huge in the Greek culture. My husband’s aunt gave me a necklace while we were in Greece and I then bought several as souvenirs to bring back. These Michal Golan evil eyes are gorgeous.

  6. Katie in CA

    The handmade jewelry is quite beautiful and so intricate! I like a couple of the pins on the ETSY site as well as the brass and black colored evil eye necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Leigh Powell Hines

    I wish your blog would keep my info in it. :) I have to retype it every time. I’m wondering if it is my settings. I come here a lot so not sure why it doesn’t remember me. :)

    I like the one with green beads. Very unique pieces.

  8. Rita

    Adrienne, I love the necklace that you chose although it was very hard to pick a favorite. All of Michal’s creations are unique and special. Thank you for the giveaway and an introduction to this talented designer.

  9. Dawn Lucy

    OMG! I’m in love with this cool funky jewelry! I will be checking out her website for sure! Love the necklace you chose. And in the blogging world, we could all use a little extra protection from jealousy, right? ;)
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  10. kim

    These are very unique and I like her different versions of the evil eye. Really cute on you too, and nice with gold and silver mix.. Interesting how she runs her business and what a neat environment too. I always love knowing more about the people behind these creations! x Kim

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