Mauriciu Samuel is the third generation of a family of silversmiths. Born in Romania, he trained professionally with his father, Meister Leo Samuel and master artists in Israel. Itzhak Luvaton was born in Israel. He began as a jewellery maker and designer and completed his training at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. Both studied etching under Yasha Ben-Zion and have since become artistic partners in the field of Judaica. Their works are found among the most prominent Judaica collections, at museums and galleries, and in synagogues around the world.
The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum, showcases the achievements of Israel’s diamond industry, and enables the visitor to follow the diamond on its fascinating journey from the depths of the earth to the heart of human being. Located in the heart of the diamond complex, it is a cultural and educational centre that attracts thousands of visitors every year. The permanent exhibition combines artefacts, displays and information presented on graphic panels, and uses video segments to enhance the experience of the visitor. The museum also has a new and improved space for temporary exhibitions.