Founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Orna and Isaac Levy, Yvel (a mirror image of the Levy surname) has flourished over the last two and half decades as an esteemed jewelry brand, blossoming from a small start-up firm to an international success. The Yvel family celebrated its impressive 25th Anniversary in June 2011. This highly acclaimed design duo has been cultivating beauty for more than a quarter century.
“While 2011 marked our exciting 25th Anniversary at Yvel,” says Orna Levy, co-founder of the Yvel brand, “my family has been in the pearl business for more than a hundred years. Yvel is a natural progression of the pearl passion that is in my blood line.”
In 1986, Orna and Isaac Levy had a dream, well supported by their combined passion for the natural beauty of baroque pearls. Orna’s family had been in the pearl jewelry business for many generations, and Orna fondly recalls growing up playing with pearls. She developed a keen eye for quality, and her husband Isaac developed a distinctive taste for unusual colors and shapes of pearls. When the Levy team combined their passions and unique skill sets to create an innovative and beautiful pearl necklace while sitting on a mattress one day, the Yvel vision was born. From an initial investment of $2,000 and an invaluable devotion to the beauty of Mother Nature’s most organic treasure, Yvel began to build an exotic and exciting line of high end pearl jewelry, which is now sold around the globe. From a two person team to a 120 employee design center in Jerusalem, Yvel has expanded to reach new heights in pearl design, winning an impressive 7 ‘best in pearl design’ awards over the years.
For the last 13 years, the Town & Country Couture Design Award has been recognized as the ‘Oscar’ of the fine jewelry world. Yvel has captured the hearts of pearl lovers worldwide, winning the Town & Country Couture Design Award for three years in a row in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Yvel has also won the retailer voted Centurion Best in Pearl Design Award for the last three years in a row in 2011, 2012 and 2013.