Although born in Tel Aviv, Yossi Harari was raised throughout Israel, Turkey and Switzerland. The grandson of an art and antiques collector, Yossi grew up surrounded by many fine objects and environments to delight his senses. Influenced by his grandfather’s vast collections, Yossi developed his passion for jewelry design at an early age. At the age of eleven, Yossi surprised his mother by redesigning one of her diamond rings. Yossi later went on to receive his formal training and degrees in Gemology and Jewelry design from the Gemological Institute of America in Los Angeles, followed by a History of Arts degree from Tel Aviv University. In 1992, Yossi opened his first atelier in Istanbul, where his works are still being created today. Yossi designs, inspired by the spectacular influences of the region from which he comes, meld the exotic and the modern, creating a unique look.