Bar Rodin, Designer
ABOUT MOTEK JEWELRY
My connection to jewelry and creativity has its roots going all the way back to Israel, where I
was born and raised. About 20 years ago, I moved from Tel Aviv to St. Louis, where my husband is from, but I still go back to Israel bi-annually and maintain a regular routine of keeping up with my home country’s beautiful and unique jewelry production and design.
In 2015, I decided to start my own business because I felt that I needed to bring something new and different to the jewelry market here in America. Originally I worked with a few designers that I knew from Israel, imported their pieces and sold them here. Very shortly after I saw success in selling pieces that I imported, I realized that I too had a creative passion to design and create jewelry, which I began doing and selling at lower price points than the pieces that I imported.
My company’s mission soon became to create our own Israeli-inspired, spiritual and creative jewelry and bring it to the US market at affordable prices. All of my fashion jewelry is 22-24K gold plated, .925 silver plated and rhodium plated. My higher ended jewelry is gold-filled, pure sterling silver and rhodium that can get wet and won’t tarnish.
I work as both a retail seller and as a wholesaler. As a retailer, I present my jewelry at different venues throughout the year and at parties that are given by my friends and acquaintances. As a wholesaler, I sell pieces from my collections to various stores and boutiques in the St. Louis area.