“They learn war no more” , 2020

A statement necklace about peace

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Rina Ben-Yaacov
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“They learn war no more”

A statement necklace about peace

Since I was born, I have lived in a place of conflict. The people living here are hateful and refuse to live in peace. People here live according to the biblical sentence from Genesis: "And by your sword you shall live".

The necklace I created is born from my wish and hope that peace will descend on this small piece of land. It seeks to turn the swords placed around our necks into instruments of peace and tranquility, as the verse from the book of Isaiah says: "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks. Nation shall not lift a sword against nation, nor shall they learn war anymore."

The necklace design is inspired by ancient medieval Celtic and Arabic swords and daggers that had ornamented handles and calligraphed blades. The Arab calligraphy master Muhammad Kalash translated the sentence “And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks” to Arabic and then wrote it in calligraphy especially for me to use in this piece.

Rina Ben-Yaacov

Specialization/Major

Jewelry Design

Graduation Year

2021

Location

Israel

About

I got my craftsmanship skills from my father. He would spend many hours in his workshop, building, creating and repairing wooden or metal objects. When I grew up, I joined him every now and then, and together we would build furnitures for his grandchildren, toys, and other tools. I had a dream that when I retire, we will take a course in carpentry or metal work and create wonderful things together. Unfortunately, he passed away the day I retired, and I had to fulfill my dream alone. And so, I went to study product design, and after that Goldsmithing. I find that Goldsmithing has the perfect combination between craftsmanship and artistic vision, so unwittingly I chose the profession that suits me best. After forty years of working in science and computer programming, I can finally do what my soul really wants.

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Measurements (Width X Height X Depth)

30 X 30 X 6 cm

11.81 X 11.81 X 2.36 Inch

Weight

0.9 kg

1.98 Lbs

Materials

Pure gold plated brass, blackened lacquer

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