One of the most popular ways for Jews across the globe to connect with, and show off their heritage is by wearing Jewish jewelry, of which there are incalculable types. These include, for example, classics that never go out of style such as Hamsa Jewelry, Chai and Star of David Necklaces and Pendants.
As of late, Jewish Jewelry designers have pushed their creativity to new limits, crafting Jewish charms “with a twist,” such as gold Star of David mezuzah pendant (a combination of two highly Jewish-associated symbols). Naturally, Jewish jewelry makes for exceptionally popular birthday and bat mitzvah gifts. Increasingly more popular, spiritual Kabbalah Jewelry is fashioned from esoteric symbols and designs. Some of the most popular symbols used for Kabbalah jewelry are the famous red string, evil eye and the “Tree of Life.”
Perhaps the symbol most associated with Judaism is the Star of David. There are many explanations behind the meaning of this esoteric emblem. One explanation, for example, asserts that it was engraved on King David’s warrior’s shields. In Judaica, the Star of David is used for Jewelry, wall-hangings, key chains, and more. Interestingly, it is one of the few pieces of Jewish jewelry worn by both men and women.
Hamsa, Arabic for the number five, is one of the oldest religious symbols. Also called “Hand of Miriam” or “Hamsa Hand,” this talisman is popular especially among those who seek protective charms. There are Hamsa pendants, Hamsa earrings, Hamsa bracelets and even rings! Due to the Hamsa‘s believed protecting qualities, many people use it not just for Jewelry-purposes but also as a wall-hanging, in order to protect their homes. This amulet is extremely pervasive and is also very popular among many non-Jews.
One of the most up-to-the-minute trends in Jewish jewelry is the addition of Roman Glass which has a striking combination of yellows, blues, and pinks that create a rare and unique piece of jewelry. After two thousand years of subterranean rest, the colors of the glass are formed from the chemical reaction between glass, earth, and air.
Jewish jewelry is yet another example indicating the increasing popularity and awareness of Judaism. It is a unique way both to adorn your body and take pride in your religion and its marvelous history.