Who has studied architecture and has learned to consider the space in technical way it is clear from the attention that Deganit Stern Schocken focuses not only on the object itself but also and especially on the space that it goes to delimit on the body and for movement assumes that once worn.
His are jewels that can be considered as two-dimensional or three-dimensional; their mission is to beautify the wearer but also "live" with oversized shapes the body areas which are usually left uncovered.
Born in Kibbutz Amir in northern Israel, Deganit Stern Schocken has a very impressive resume: after graduating in Jerusalem he moved to London where he attended specialization courses and master's degree in fine arts and jewelry design at Middlesex University, Middlesex Polytechnic ( Hornsey School of Art) and the Sir John Cass School of Art. Nel1998 was among the founders of the Department of Design of the jewel of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan (Israel), which he directed until 2007. Since 1974 exhibits all over the world with group and solo exhibition and its jewels are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum (New York), The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Texas).
Deganit is a versatile designer who through her jewelry deals with an amazing variety of subjects: from jewelry "commercial" to the conflict between Israel and Palestine in the Holy and figures of speech collections.
And the same goes for the materials, which can be noble (such as silver, gold and precious stones) or unconventional as tin cans, pages of books for children and instructions for the security measures of low-cost.
It fits well into a larger trend that is affecting lately the jewelry in general: the use of non-precious materials and a tendency to make them for themselves.
That of "Do It Yourself" is, today, a real artistic movement that is sweeping different areas of design, not only the jewelry. More and more such stores where you can find the material in order to realize their jewelry at home.
The web offers a lot of ideas, is a case in the portal www.arbijoux.it dedicated not only to the sale of stones for the jewelry but also the necessary instruments to achieve them.