From the talent of Tamir Jewels
It was a few years ago, four, maybe, that I first met Tamir Pinchasi, namesake of the Beverly Hills, Calif.–based Tamir jewelry brand. I was glued to his creations, all colorful gemstones and fantastical styles, which the designer continues to delight with. But something completely different from those fine jewels is a Tamir spin-off brand with a foundation laid in handmade, sculptural design: Merkaba Jewelry.
A mystical symbol used in healing and meditation, the merkaba represents light (mer), spirit (ka), and body (ba). As the top of the geometric design represents female and the bottom, male, it seems only fitting that many pieces in this collection are unisex. “The Merkaba is the height of jewelry design for me,” Pinchasi tells me. “It combines exceptional artistry with spiritual magnitude. To me, it represents the purpose of my being: The realization that there is no separate existence beyond the realm of thought. Once I go beyond myself, I am free from all mind-made limitations. How liberating!”
On its website, Merkaba Jewelry lists the following mission statement:
“It is our honor and privilege to bring to the world this most sacred geometric form. With dedication and burning passion, we transform the Merkaba into a beautiful jewel of superior quality, suitable for every human being, of any race or gender.”
And yeah, I’d certainly call these pieces suitable: Made in the USA using ethically sourced diamonds in platinum and 18k yellow and rose gold, each of the line’s styles is limited edition. I personally was drawn to the collection because of its dramatic use of dark metal and black diamonds, but as the collection is steeped in symbolism, I’m fairly certain its admirers will find more reasons to covet it than just that.
Light unisex pendant necklace in black-finished platinum with 1.12 cts. t.w. black diamonds, $4,600
Light Y-drop necklace in platinum with 1.52 cts. t.w. diamonds, $9,500
Light ring in black-finished platinum with 0.96 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $4,600