Jewelry refers to a beautiful decorative item made from gold, silver, diamond, platinum, pearl and artificial cosmetic elements that increases your beauty and personality. It is used by men and women to represent their social status. Currently, Jewish jewelry is the latest fashion statement. The uniqueness, spiritual bindings and top-notch quality of the Jewish jewelry are hugely loved by women across the world.
Specialties of Jewish Jewelry
Traditional pieces of jewelry of each country across the world are a masterpiece in themselves. But, what makes the Jewish jewelry unique are the following factors:
- Beautiful geometrical shapes, texts, and unique images
- Religious and Spiritual Message
- Upholds tradition and past history
Some of the famous Jewish jewelry designers’ are-
a) Ester Shahaf- renowned for handmade Jewish Jewelry based in Judaica art.
b) Adina Plastelina- renowned for making colorful jewelry based on the late fourteenth-century technique.
c) Anat Mayer- renowned for blending Israeli motifs with Jewish tradition and latest Israeli trends in her designs.
d) Iris- renowned for her textile inspired jewelry designs in the form of bangles, Czech crystals, and gems.
Famous Jewish jewelry Designs
a) Star of David
This is the most beautiful Jewish Jewelry design. It is also known as ‘Magen David ‘in Hebrew. The design features a star made of two overlapping equilateral triangles and has 6 points. The two triangles represent the two dimensions of God- the laws of Torah and the teachings of Kabbalah and its application. The Star of David symbol traces its roots from King David- the Israelite king before a period of 100 years.
Jewelry:- The Jewish star of David necklaces are one of the most exquisite pieces of Jewish jewelry to complement your look with both traditional and urban fashion. They are available in gold plating, silver plating and even in diamonds.
Mezuzah holds significant importance in Judaism as it consists of the verses of the Torah or the writing of God in the Hebrew language. The Hebrew verses have the Jewish prayer ‘Shema Yisrael’ inscribed in its which states- “Hear O Israel, the lord is our God and the Lord is One”. It houses a Hebrew Klaf with the verses written and rolled inside a decorative case. Majority of the Jews hang it on their doorposts within 30 days of moving to a new residence.
Jewelry:- The Jewish Mezuzah is not only for hanging on doorposts but also available as beautiful pendants to wear with necklaces. The pendants are available in both gold and silver plating with unique decorative designs.
It is popular among the Jews and Israelites as the Good luck charm. It is widely used in North Africa and Middle Eastern countries in the form of wall hangings and jewelry to ward off the evil eye. Hamsa is believed to have its roots from Egypt. The design of Hamsa is like an open palm with five fingers pointing in the downward direction. It is also popular in the name of the hand of Fatima who is known to be the daughter of Prophet Muhammad.
Jewelry:- There are beautiful Hamsa necklaces, bracelets and pendants available in three popular motifs- eye, chai, and star.
It is a Hebrew word that has emerged as the popular Jewish motif dating back to the 18th century. Chai means ‘living’ while the symbol represents two letters- ‘Chet’ and ‘Yod’. The letters in Judaism are considered as a visual symbol that represents number 18 as per the numerology which is a lucky gifting number in Judaism. It is used as a popular gift item by the Jews as it is believed to represent long life and prosperity.
Jewelry:- Chai is available as beautiful necklaces and pendants in silver and gold plating with plenty of attractive designs.
Other popular trending Jewish jewelry designs are – Torah, Shema Yisrael, Menorah, Ant Le Dodi, Dove, and Zion.
Jewish jewelry seems to bring people closer to god and that’s why they are so unique. Each of the jewelry designs has a different religious significance and brings good luck, happiness, peace, and prosperity.