Q&A: Efrat Saada-Limor

From her travels to Thailand to sitting on her porch at her home in Israel, Efrat finds inspiration from just about anywhere when she’s designing your favorite Silpada styles. Check out this Q&A to learn more of Efrat’s story.

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Q: Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up?

A: I was born in Kibbutz Gevim, a small community in the countryside of southern Israel and later moved more central, to Beit-Guvrin. When I was in my 20s I traveled for two years visiting India and other parts of Asia, but I built my life and family in Israel.

Q: How did you decide to become a jewelry designer? Did you always know you wanted to work in jewelry or was this an evolution?

A: I always liked design and art, so I always knew that my real job would be in this field. I started as a designer assistant and after 4 years I got the opportunity to develop a collection for the company I worked with. Now I launch new collections several times a year, mostly in silver.

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Q: What is most rewarding about your job?

A: The way that jewelry is born makes me happy. A sketch that I drew little by little goes from a dream to a reality – from the sketch, to production, to seeking the right stones, to matching the colors and materials.

Q: What is most challenging about your job?

A: Having to reinvent myself every time that I need to develop new line and to know how to work and combine other materials together.

Q: What is your favorite Silpada item?

A: Think Pink EarringsThese earrings are for everyday use… I love the bright colors with the oxidized silver that can be worn by everyone.

Day Trip Ring: I LOVE the combination of these colors; they are very organic and calm. I also like that the ring looks like a stacking ring but it’s one piece.

Pebbled Path Ring: This ring was designed after one of my eastern trips to Thailand. The path pattern is very wavy. (By the way I do own this ring too.)

favorite items

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

A: Very warm designs, smooth and organic. I love ordering online from international websites and I’m always looking for modern but classic designs. I like to combine, colors and texture. I have two daughters and we all share each other’s wardrobes. The key is that it must be comfortable!

working on piece

Q: What inspires you when you are designing Silpada jewelry?

A: For some of the designs, I get inspiration from my home while sitting on my porch. My drawing are inspired by the light and colors of the season. Silpada gives me the opportunity to bring the customers organic silver designs.

Q: How has Israeli culture influenced your jewelry design?

A: Israel is one of the most amazing places to be creative; it offers me many different atmospheres from the sunny beach, to cold weather in the north, and the desert. The Dead Sea is one of the places that I get inspiration from when I visit there. It’s warm and there are so many colors nature offers me to use.

Scenes from Israel

Q What do you enjoy doing when you’re not designing jewelry?

A: I like to take my daily walk in the field that surrounds my home – the nature is part of me and give me fuel after my work day is done.

– Mandy

2 thoughts on “Q&A: Efrat Saada-Limor”

  1. 08/11/18
    THE DESIGNER’S THOUGHTS AND INSPIRATION ABOUT ISREALIS EXPRESSED IN A CLEAR AND LOVELY WAY. ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD. I TREASURE THE TIMES I HAVE SPENT THERE…
    JUDY

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