And you will be completely joyous (Deuteronomy 16:15)From generation to generation, Jews have fulfilled the mitzvah of bringing together the fruit of a beautiful tree with palm fronds, myrtle and willow branches. Maintaining the beauty and fragrance of the Etrog is paramount as even the slightest blemish disqualifies this beautiful fruit- thus was born the custom of storing the Etrog in an elegant silver case. The Cobalt Decorated Etrog Box has an unusual and outstanding appearance. The design is inspired by and mimics the appearance of cobalt metal; shiny and white. Hazorfim’s skilled silversmiths achieve this unique look with a lengthy hand polishing process which requires both skill and a great deal of patience. The work continues until the final result is achieved- an Etrog box adorned with silver decorations, which adds joy and splendor to the fruit of a beautiful tree.
The Cobalt Collection is inspired by the qualities of the metal cobalt, particularly the strong metallic silver-white color. To reach this bright shade of silver requires polishing and re-polishing the pieces over and over again.
The lengthy process requires a skilled and patient silversmith who is expert in a number of traditional hand-polishing and re-coating techniques; none of which may be skipped in the process of producing these stunning items. The result is a unique collection of bright silver matte artworks each with a striking beauty.