Although his family has traditionally worked in textiles in their native Turkey, Yaakov says he “eventually decided to use my design experience in a new field and jewelry, so much a part of life in Istanbul, seemed like a natural extension to me." Using techniques that date back to height of the ancient Anatolian culture, Hillel's jewelry is all hand carved, hammered and finished by hand. While his designs are made by the best artisans that can be found in Istanbul, they aren't perfectly symmetrical.
Yaakov Hillel 24K Yellow Gold Bead Necklace
Yaakov Hillel 24K Yellow Gold Multi-Strand Necklace
Yaakov Hillel 24K Gold Elongated Bead, Leather Necklace
Yaakov Hillel 24K Yellow Gold Bead, Leather Necklace
Yaakov Hillel 24K Yellow Gold, Blue Sapphire Bead Necklace