Born From Rock is a handcrafted jewelry collective based in Tel-Aviv.
BFR was founded by goldsmith Gili Barnea, a Bezalel Art Academy graduates, and Nira Shlimovich
who graduated from Parsons with an MA in Fashion Studies.
Our name is based on lithic mythology, which holds the belief that stone is the source of life and
fertility, and that it lives and procreates human creatures just as it has itself been engendered by
the earth. “Born from rock” is also the Sanskrit name for Emerald, relating to the generation of
ores and stones in the belly of the earth.
Our jewelry line is driven by friendship, curiosity and a deep appreciation for art and Fashion.
Each piece of jewelry is carefully created by hand, with attention to detail
and respect for the materials in use. We believe that these small artifacts have a special place
in the world that is beyond a fleeting fashion trend, and that they carry symbolic powers charged
with the personal narrative of their wearer.