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Jewelry is a part of every style. This has many roles starting with representing the style and taste and finishing with different symbolic meanings carried by the jewelry. Speaking about Jewish jewelry, it's even more, has not only decorative role, but also reflects the spiritual roots of Jewish traditions. Each of the Jewish jewelry designs has a special meaning. According to symbolics it can bring happiness, good luck and health.
Jewish jewelry usually features geometric shapes that stand for religious and spiritual meanings and are symbolic at the same time. Unique designs represent tradition and history as well. Thus Judaica jewelry is a combination of cultural heritage and fashion.
The range of Jewish jewelry usually includes Hamsa, Star of David, Mezuzah, Evil eye, Kabbalah, Bar Mitzvah jewelry etc. Crafted from precious metals in sterling silver, gold, they make beautiful personal jewelry and thoughtful gifts.
carry pure meaning and a touch of holiness along with much symbolic, representing a wonderful combination of beauty and faith.
Hochen jewelery in Judaica is closely connected with Israel’s rich historical past. It is known as a symbol of hope. Symbolizing Israeli culture and religion, this is available in the form of pendants, earrings and usually is decorated with precious stones.
Jewish jewelry pieces have mystical meaning and charm of combination of faith, rich heritage, culture and history.
Bat mitzvah jewelry
A young girl becomes a Bat Mitzvah in Jewish tradition at the age of 12. A Jewish girl is ready therefore for her home and family responsibilities. She is presented with precious gifts, most popular are jewelry gifts - bat mitzvah jewelry carring a particular importance.
Kabbalah jewelry is a more popular name for the jewelry, popular all over the world
The most popular combination of religion and fashion is for sure Kabbalah jewelry.
Not just stylish, it is believed to protect from misfortunes, poverty and the evil eye. Kabbalah jewelry is usually crafted of durable and strong materials to ensure, this can stay a talisman for many years to come.
Let's have a more detailed look at various Jewish jewelery
WHAT IS KABBALA?
Kabbalah means “receive” in Hebrew, that refers to receiving knowledge based on Jewish spiritualism and mysticism.
Kabbalah jewelry is believed to protect from the wrath of the evil eye and is usually worn to bring happiness, health and success into life.
Kabbalah teaching dates back to the Torah. It tells us about the nature of the universe and humanity, the nature and sense of life. Since Kabbalah was originally developed on the basis of Jewish thought, its teachings were mainly based on the analyzing the meaning of events in the Torah and were passed orally from generation to generation. Only in the 13th century, Kabbalistic thoughts were got a written form in books called The Zohar, containing the mystical and spiritual teachings.
Nowadays Kabbalah has been adopted to different beliefs as a source of knowledge for attracting blessings, happiness, and protection. For this reason, Kabbalah jewelry has become fashionable and very popular , mostly chosen as a meaningful protective amulet.
Different symbols of Kabbalah have their own special powers.
According to Kabbalah, God has 72 names. They symbolize different energies that a person experiences throughout life.
Thus Alef, Lamed, Daled - protect from envy, evil spirits.
Samech Alef Lamed - gives the owner success and prosperity
Mem Hey and Shin - a symbol of healing and well-being
Kaf, Lamed and Yud - help with fertility
Hey Kuf, Mem - fight depression.
Some Kabbalah jewelry designs are inscribed in Hebrew with prayers:
Prayer Ana Bekoah - contains 42 words to bring strength and confidence in the necessary goals.
Shema - is in fact, the most important prayer in Judaism. It is a protection prayer.
The first verse of the Shema: the Lord is our God, the Lord is one. The verses that follow explain the particular ways in which that faith should be lived: Love God with all of your being, teach it to your children...
Over the years the shema yisrael meaning has always been the demonstration of faith. The prayer is also believed to have the power of reunion of the human being with the spiritual nature.
“Terebat Haderekh” - is another popular prayer to protect the owner both physically and mentally.
Various symbols are often found in Kabbalah jewelries:
The fish provides protection from envy, it is also a symbol of fertility.
The Hamsa is an ancient amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In different cultures it's recognized as a protective sign. It brings happiness, health, and good fortune.
There are two main styles of the symbol: hamsa hand with two symmetrical thumbs, or hamsa hand that is not symmetrical and shaped like actual hand.
Hamsa hand can be worn with the fingers pointing up or down, the both offer peace, prosperity, and the protection from the evil eye.
The growing interest to Kabbalah and mystical Judaism all over the world makes hamsa popular and used in the art including hamsa jewelry, paintings and amulets.
The wearer of the hamsa hand can wear it facing up or down and is thought to give the owner success, harmony, and also protection from the evil eye.
The word "hamsa" means five. Five represents the five books of the Torah for Jews. According to the Jewish tradition the five fingers of the hamsa remind its wearer to use their five senses to praise God.
Hamsa hand often features an eye symbol, which is a powerful talisman against the evil eye. People choose the talisman as a gift to wish hope, peace, and prosperity.
The Chai, the Hebrew word for life, is a well known symbol of Kabbalah jewelry, symbolizing life, energy and enthusiasm.
The Star of David is one more symbol associated with Judaism and the Jewish People in the whole world. A six-pointed star, the Star of David is composed of two overlaid triangles, pointing up and the other - down.
The symbol of the Jewish nation faith, which can be seen on the Israeli flag and in every synagogue.
Star of David jewelry has a double meaning; it brings luck, wealth, joy and protects the owner from evil eye. Star of David is a unique symbol known all over the world.
In Kabbalah, the two triangles represent the relationship between man and God. The holy nature of a human being is represented by the triangle pointing up to God and God allowing holiness to flow towards us is represented by the second one. When a Star of David is worn as a jewelry symbol, it helps us to remember, we are living with the protection of God and so it is as a reminder of his presence. This also symbolizes kindness, severity, harmony, perseverance, splendor, foundation and royalty.
According to the Zohar here is what is said about Star of David, “There are three knots connecting to one another: the Holy One blessed be he, the Torah and Israel.” Since the Torah contains both exoteric and esoteric teachings (Kabbalah), the double triangle of the Star of David symbolizes the connections between the holly energy, hidden essence and the material essence.
The equilateral triangles are also a common symbol in the Middle East and North Africa. The symbol is believed to bring good luck. According to the culture the upward triangle represents female sexuality and the lower triangle - male sexuality; combined, they stand for harmony and unity.
The earliest known Star of David dates to the 6th Century BCE in the Holy Land.
Semi-precious stones are often used in Kabbalah jewelry. They also have their own symbolism:
Turquoise - protects from negative energy and harm and brings happiness and peace.
Opal - brings healing, hope and success
Onyx - increases self-confidence.
If you are looking for Hashanah Gift or any other Jeweish Holiday Gifts, the symbolic jewelry makes a great present! All you need is just to choose a symbol that has the meaning suiting your wish best. The Jewelsh symbolic jewelry looks wonderful and together with its meaning makes a thoughtful gift to any occasion.
If you don't want to showcase the symbols with jewelry, you can choose a minimalsit design and engrave it with sacral words, powerful verses, prayers. Words have a great power, as well as well known talismans. Together with your good wishes, this will make a gift to remember!
There are so many jewelry designs using Jewish symbols, to any taste. Celebrities make this fashion being even more spread. And it's good, when even if with symbolic jewelry we get a chance to think about hidden meaning of things around us and their power.
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