Lital Mendel is a young jewelry designer. This project, called (precious) Stones, is a new take on diamond jewelry. Aiming to replace the diamond with something more accessible, Lital attempts to create a new perspective on how we view jewelry.

Lital explains, “My starting point was a common name for diamonds – stones. I decided to use stones I collected from the street and make them the center of my work, the thing to look on. I used simple technologies that will emphasize the special features of every stone, give it a shine and still allow it to remain the main focus. I also wanted to keep the goldsmithing clean as possible and with natural finishing. There is no need to beautify things – the stones are perfect just the way they are. Every stone in unique, a one-of-a-kind to me that’s what make it real diamond.”