August 03, 2020

1      DEAD SEA

Dead sea is located in the Jordan valley and it is the earths lowest elevation on land.  Also, dead sea is known for its saltiness – about 34 percent. Salt crystal (halite) can be found not only in perfect cubes, but many other strange and interesting shapes.


Eilat Stone is mined in nearby King –Solomon’s copper mines, 32 KM North of Eilat and is the National stone of Israel. It is green-blue mixture of several secondary copper minerals including malachite, azurite, turquoise, pseudomalachite, chrysocolla and others.

We visited the ‘Eilat Stone Jewelry’ factory – one of the biggest and the only jewelry factory in Israel that manufactures jewellery from Eilat Stone in silver, gold and diamond jewelry on the premises.  We received a comprehensive explanation about Eilat Stone and had chance to witness process of cutting, shaping and polishing the stone.


3 – Judean Desert

The Judean Desert, or the Judean Wilderness is one of the world’s smallest, yet most unique desert regions. The Judean Desert is a rock desert characterized by a large number of wadis cutting through the rock and covered with Gray, black, brown, white and other colors flint.

We spend couple days exploring this region with its rich history and fascinating geology. Hiking up the David stream to the David waterfall (It is named for David as the book of Samuel refers to him hiding there).


Our visit of Tel Aviv Diamond Center, also called the 'Bursa' -the largest diamond trading center in the world Located in Ramat Gan.  There are over 15,000 people from 1,500 companies that work within the trading complex.  Approximately 45-50% of the global diamond market will pass through this Diamond Exchange building.  Diamond exchange exports approximately $5 billion annually.

In our privet tour with local gemmologist we had a chance to see an impressive collection of diamonds and dazzling, very inspiring and a very memorable jewelry!