My name is Ari Kastan and I was born in Tel-Aviv in 1965 to a working class family of Holocaust survivors. At the young age of 14 I had to look for a job in order to assist my family. I was lucky enough to get a part time janitorial job at a jeweler who specialized in the design and manufacturing of old-world gold jewelry. Over the years I become an apprentice, and later on I specialized in design and manufacturing.
In 1997 I opened my own workshop, independently manufacturing my designs from the concept stage through to the final product.
Over the years my interest and appreciation of the classic designs of the Renaissance and Victorian eras grew and developed. I’ve traveled the world visiting cities with rich architectural heritage, and some of the world’s most famous museums and art galleries, all of which influences my designs. I strive to preserve the glory of past generations using handmade manufacturing processes passed on from generation to generation.
The workshop is named Kisufim (Hebrew for yearning) and is located at the heart of historic Tel Aviv.
All the jewelry is designed and signed by me.
KisufimJewelry.com is the Official Home of Kisufim Jewelry and this Brand New Website and Online Store is now selling directly to worldwide customers.
Recently launched this Online Store and making his unique and an exclusive collection available to the World, the Kisufim Jewelry line has caught the attention of top jewelry designers, stylists, and their celebrity clientele.