VISIT. MEET. EXPERIENCE
The Megemeria School of Jewelry and Art is based in the beautiful and newly renovated Yvel Design Center (YDC), home to the Yvel jewelry factory and offices. The YDC is located along the road leading to Jerusalem in a modernized architectural complex fully incorporating a winery built over 160 years ago. A complete restoration, renovation and expansion have transformed the original structure into the elegant YDC.
Yvel offers organized tours of the YDC and tourists from around the world are welcome to visit year-round.
The Megemeria School of Jewelry & Art
Megemeria School of Jewelry & Art opened in 2010 as a philanthropic effort to better Ethiopian immigrants’ lives in Israel. Here you will observe the students at work and have the opportunity to purchase the unique handcrafted jewelry to help support the continuation of the school.
The Megemeria Craft Center
The life, culture, story and journey of Ethiopian Jewry come to life in The Megemeria Craft Center. Indulge your senses with the music, smells and sights of a far-away Ethiopian village in a unique experience of tradition and faith. Explore traditional works of art and jewelry and enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony.
Hi-End Jewelry Showroom
Later as you stroll through the jewelry showrooms, Yvel’s extensive collections of pearl and gemstone jewelry will capture your attention with its rich details. Personal style guides are available to assist you in selecting the designs that best ﬁt your style and budget.
As you make your way indoors you will have the pleasure of relaxing in the Yvel Theater. you will have the opportunity to view a 3-D ﬁlm exploring the remarkable process of pearl formation and the jewelry manufacturing processes at Yvel.
Your tour guide will lead you to the vintage Yvel Wine Cellar before completion of the tour. Enjoy the refreshing air and special atmosphere while tasting complimentary samples of select Israeli wines produced in nearby boutique wineries.