Bat Ami Electroform Modernist Sterling bangle
The Bat Ami label developed in the 1960’s, when Bat Ami, an artist and independent family woman, turned an artistic passion into a flourishing business. Her debut collection was a personal interpretation of the traditional ‘filigree’ that she learnt from an old Yemenite jeweller. Her unique style and flair soon won international acclaim as part of the evolving fusion of traditional and contemporary in the Israeli fashion scene.
In the 1970’s Bat Ami went on to pioneer the Electroforming technique, previously only of academic interest and designed freeform lightweight pure silver jewellery with complex unique shapes, turning this previously science-only application into a renowned sophisticated contemporary art form known worldwide as “Israeli Silver”.
Electroforming lends itself to the creation of strikingly original pure silver designs, so lightweight that size becomes irrelevant and textures are unlimited. The silver organically shaped forms are enhanced with the additions of semi-precious stones, pearls and hand-recycled glass. Many include natural touches of leather and silk in silver, 24 K vermeil gold, either oxidized or natural.
During the Electroforming process, pure silver is electrically layered over a resin prepared hand-made form to create a unique organic piece without the heavy weight and cost typical with conventional solid silver jewelry. The resin inside every item helps prevent denting of the soft pure silver.