Jewelry from Bethlem made of Olive Wood

Bethlehem designer Nadya Hazboun defies cultural and political obstacles to sell her unique line of locally-inspired olive wood jewelry featuring Arabic calligraphy and quotes from Palestinian literature.

As a forward-thinking woman in a conservative male-dominated culture she has had to overcome many impediments to her success. With perseverance, a sharp eye for design, and a diligent work-ethic she has thrived and built a well-known brand in Bethlehem, Ramallah, and other cities in Israel/Palestine. Her Olive Wood Jewelry is a major hit with visitors from abroad, and they allow her to share aspects of Palestinian culture; with its beautiful literature and its culturally ingrained hope for a better future.