Sunday, 4 August 2013

Rafael Alfandary (aka Rafael Canada)

Over the past year I have taken an interest in a wonderful jewelry designer from the 1970s by the name of
Rafael Alfandary.   Rafael was a famous jewelry designer based in Canada for much of his life.  His designs tend to be made out of brass with a glass cabochon.
He most typically made necklaces and rings with bracelets, brooches and earrings being more rare. 

I tend to collect his more unique items.  The below example is a Self Portrait done in Sterling Silver with brass details and a red glass cabochon in his mouth.  This has an option to use it as a pendant, a brooch and possibly a bolo tie! 

Rare Rafael Alfandary Self Portrait
A large Rafael Alfandary Bracelet
An Early Copper Rafael Ring
Brass Rafael Alfandary kinetic Necklace