Michal Golan Jewelry: handmade jewelry, judaica, art

New York, United States · 973 Sales


Michal Golan Jewelry: handmade jewelry, judaica, art

New York, United States 973 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome to Michal Golan's shop - featuring unique jewelry, Judaica, and ceramic art handmade by Michal in her New York City studio.
Thank You for stopping by and enjoy!


Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Welcome to Michal Golan's shop - featuring unique jewelry, Judaica, and ceramic art handmade by Michal in her New York City studio.
Thank You for stopping by and enjoy!

Michal Golan

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Michal Golan


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From Israel to NYC art school

Michal is an Israeli-born designer who has been working in New York since the 1970's. Her pieces are heavily influenced by Middle Eastern aesthetics, Judaism, and Victorian jewelry. She lives in New York with her husband and three children. Michal holds a Master's Degree in studio art from New York University and a bachelor's degree in graphic art from the University of Maryland. Michal has also won the Ben-Yitzhak medal for Distinguished Children's' Book illustration.

Michal started designing jewelry and selling it at craft fairs in order to support herself during graduate school. Demand for her jewelry quickly grew. After graduation, Michal devoted increasing time to her jewelry and her husband, Michael, joined in, managing the business. Over the past twenty years, the company has expanded significantly, but the underlying premise of Michal's work has remained.

Now all the jewelry is handmade in Michal's NYC studio, with the help of many fellow artisans who you can see in the images below. Attached to the studio is the office space, where Michael and fellow employees take care of shipment, customer service, and logistics. The office is a lively and fun place to work. With no dividing walls, all the employees are able to see each other, and Laila, the office dog, roams about freely. A unique small business where most employees stay for 10+ years.

The process begins with Michal, who singlehandedly designs the new collections each season. After making hundreds of prototypes by hand, Michal presents her work to the studio. All the employees come together and discuss which pieces will be good sellers, which pieces fit our aesthetic, and which pieces should ultimately be cut from the collections. The remaining new pieces are then taken to wholesale craft shows around the country, where gallery and shop owners place orders on them. The artisans get to work recreating each piece by hand and the customer service team ships the pieces off. After each season we reflect on trends, popular pieces, and begin brainstorming for the next round of collections. All the while adding new pieces to our Etsy shop and retail website!

In recent years, Michal has divided her time between her jewelry design and her ceramic mosaic work. The inspiration for her mosaics draws from her longtime interest in how individual objects come together to create unified, coherent scenes and bodies.

Michal hopes you enjoy both her ceramic work and her jewelry as much as she enjoys creating it. - See more at her site www.michalgolan.com and check out her blog at http://www.michalgolangallery.com/blog/


Shop members

  • Michal Golan

    Owner, Creator

    The designer of each piece in her namesake jewelry line. Israeli-born artist, designer, ceramist and painter who has been living in New York for over 30 years. Learn more about Michal in our shop story or at www.michalgolan.com

  • Michael


    Michael runs the business alongside Michal.

  • Rafael

    Photographer, Graphic Designer

    Rafael photographs the pieces for Etsy. He also helps run the social media and is in charge of graphic design. Rafael handles most of the technical logistics behind our blog, website, and company.

  • Ariel Shalev

    Marketer, Assistant

    Ariel runs the social media and assists Michal. Follow us on Instagram @michalgolan and like our FB page, Ariel would appreciate it!

  • Kathy


    Kathy is incredibly organized and is an amazing office assistant.

  • Nikki

    Customer Service

    Nikki makes sure that packages are shipped, customers are happy, and emails are answered. She also sells at Craft shows. She knows about every collection and every wholesale customer.

  • Margarita

    Production Manager

    Margarita has been working at Michal Golan studios for over 20 years. She oversees all jewelry production, helps in buying supplies, and ensures product quality.

  • Delia


    Delia is one of our artisans, she handcrafts pieces. She has worked at Michal Golan studios for 20 years.

  • Cesar

    Assistant, Creator

    Cesar does everything: from fixing a leaky sink, to making jewelry. He is the office handyman and can fix anything.

  • Teresa


    Teresa is an artisan. She hand makes jewelry pieces and has been doing so for 15 years.

  • Lordes


    Lordes has been hand making jewelry at Michal Golan studios for the past 15 years, she is an expert.

  • Maria


    Maria is an artisan. She hand makes jewelry here at Michal Golan studios. She has worked with Michal for 12 years.

  • Felipa


    Felipa is the newest member of our team. She has been hand making jewelry here at Michal Golan studios for only 5 years, we have low turnover!

  • Laila

    Office Dog

    Laila provides some entertainment and guards the office against intruders, like the postman and the office cat. She never misses a day of work.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 1, 2016

Accepted payment methods

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We ask for payment through Paypal at time of purchase. We accept cancellations if the item has not yet shipped.
We ship using USPS, items should be expected in 3-5 business days. We ship internationally. We do offer expedited shipping for an extra fee. Please call us to request expedited shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
We accept refunds within a week of you receiving the item. Item must be unworn and in originally condition. You will be redounded back to your Paypal. Please call us so we can expect your return in the mail. If item is damaged on arrival please let us know immediately.