Knobbly Studio. Ear cuffs. Minimalist jewelry

Jaffa, Israel · 3639 Sales


Knobbly Studio. Ear cuffs. Minimalist jewelry

Jaffa, Israel 3639 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Gittit Szwarc

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Gittit Szwarc


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

conofry on Sep 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love it!! It fits and looks great!! Shipping was faster than expected as well.


halyxs on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just lovely. Top notch quality and customer service as always.

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Midday sun in the Noga District, the art & design neighborhood where my studio is located. Israeli buildings are always ochre from the dust...
The last few perforated ear cuffs are waiting in the sale section.
Industrial views x industrial jewels.
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In search of the essence of jewelry

I have a long background in dance, martial arts and movement, and so to me, the most fascinating aspect of jewelry or apparel is the way it interacts with the human form. When creating a new piece I ask myself, what will it look like to someone gazing at the wearer from an angle? How will it move when she moves? How does it relate to the natural lines of her face, neck, collarbone, torso?

In the past year or so, I've been focused on streamlining my life, letting go of possessions, habits and priorities that didn't fit (still love my shoes though). I feel this frame of mind is reflected in my latest collection as well: the lines are cleaner, every possible element that could be taken away has been taken away, to leave just "the essence of jewelry".

Having the freedom to move unencumbered, physically, is a big thing for me, which makes for a complicated relationship with fashion and jewelry. My solution is to think a good deal about the ergonomics of each piece, carefully honing the design until it feels when worn like part of your body. Half-jokingly I like to think of myself as a "jewelry engineer".

I'm fortunate to work with a team of individuals who are just as starry-eyed about what we do as I am, who help make, package and ship every piece of jewelry from our Jaffa studio. Read more about my team here:

I'm on instagram @knobbly_studio where I share some snapshots of my work process and life around. If you'd like to share a pic of you wearing one of my pieces, big hug to you, and please do hashtag #knobblystudio.

Shop members

  • Gittit Szwarc

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Inspired by the lines of a human body in motion. Capoeira teacher on hiatus. Founder & designer.

  • Israel Balke


    With over 40 years' experience as a silversmith, Israel prototypes, makes and fine tunes my pieces ensuring the highest quality standard and smoothest process.

  • Moran Cohen

    Shipper, Maker, Customer Service

    A graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Moran helps make, package and ship my jewelry, and communicate with customers.

  • Svetlana Kotsareva


Production partners

  • Chromenickel Metals

    Haifa, Israel

    Plating specialists and homebaked cookie lovers. Responsible for the final touch on my jewelry - that perfect shade of lemony gold.

  • Mesica Casting House

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    A family owned and run casting house in Tel Aviv that casts all my brass and silver with care and attention.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
W E L C O M E and thank you for visiting my shop!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I want you to love your purchase! If for any reason it doesn't work for you, I accept returns, no questions asked. Please message me to work out the details. US customers can return the item to a US address.

The item must be returned within 14 days of receipt, unworn and in its original packaging. The buyer is responsible for shipping. I will refund the cost of the item via Paypal when I receive it.
I accept PayPal.

Items are handmade to order; we ship within 1-3 weeks, depending on the item and current stock.

Please contact me before purchasing if you need your purchase to arrive by a certain date, we'll look at our options together and try to make it work!

Estimated transit times (after dispatch - that is, these time frames don't include the time it takes to make your item) are as follows:
>> ISRAEL - 5-7 days
>> USA - 7-10 days
>> Most of EUROPE - 2-3 weeks
>> GERMANY, DENMARK, AUSTRALIA & rest of the world - 3-4 weeks

All packages are trackable; you'll receive a tracking number by email when your package has shipped.

Customers outside the US, and EU customers in particular - please be aware that your package may be held at customs for days or even weeks and will probably incur VAT and/or customs fees. Please be patient, I promise it will be worth the wait :)
If you are concerned about your package being delayed, please message me and I'll guide you through some options to smooth its way along.

* Important note: I cannot be responsible for delays or customs holdups in express delivery, and any customs taxes and duties the package may incur are legally the responsibility of the buyer. As a seller I am also not legally allowed to mark purchased items as "gifts".
Additional policies and FAQs


- Why doesn't my sterling silver piece carry a .925 stamp?

I choose not to stamp my sterling silver pieces. My pieces are very labor intensive as it is, being so delicate; stamping is work for a silversmith, and this would be reflected in the item's final price. I am confident in the source of my materials, and prefer to keep the prices accessible rather than have you pay for the stamp (which anyone can buy and use on any metal - it does not guarantee the material in any way!)


Allergy information: all items are nickel free.

More information

Last updated on Apr 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Is your jewelry safe for sensitive skin?

All jewelry in my store is nickel-free and therefore is suitable for sensitive skin, as nickel is the usual culprit when cheap jewelry causes skin irritation. However, some people can only wear gold or surgical steel - in that case, please stay safe, as unfortunately my jewelry may not be suitable for you.

How do I know if an ear cuff will suit my ear shape?

Ear shapes vary quite a bit, so this is a valid concern! I'd be happy to advise before you purchase if you'd like to send a picture of your ear via convo.

Is your sterling silver jewelry stamped with a .925 mark?

I do not stamp my silver jewelry. Stamping is work for a silversmith, and I'd rather not have to incorporate that into the item's price. I work with the most reputable casting houses in the country so I am confident in the quality of my materials! My casting house is listed in item descriptions.