Gold Grapevine Choshen Pendant
Size of pendant: 1.4 X 2 cm / 0.6" X 0.8"
Length of necklace: 17.7" / 45 cm
This rare pendant is a stunning work of art! Masterfully crafted from 9K gold, its beautifully shaped as a cluster of grapes, one of the 7 species that the Land of Israel was blessed with, and a symbol of abundance and fertility. The grapes are represented by 12 exquisite gemstones, alluding to the Choshen (Priestly breastplate) worn by the High Priest in the Holy Temple, which contained 12 stones, one for each tribe.
In addition, it is inscribed with Ben Porat Yosef. Ben Porat Yosef Alei Ayin (“Yosef is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a fountain" Genesis 49:22), a Biblical verse which was part of Jacob's blessing to his son Yosef. In Jewish tradition, Yosef is considered righteous, and so it has become common custom to use his name as a virtue (segula) for protection and blessing.
Light, delicate, beautiful and spiritual, this pendant makes a wonderful gift for women of all ages.
This item comes with a lovely gold filled chain.
The Hoshen Mishpat was the breastplate worn by the Jewish High Priest in the days of Jerusalem’s Holy Temple. There were 12 precious stones on the Hoshen, as mentioned in Book of Exodus (28:15-30), representing the twelve tribes of Israel: Ruby, Garnet, Citrine, Blue Topaz, Topaz, Sapphire, Peridot, Onyx, Emerald, Diamond, Amethyst, Aquamarine. Today, the elegant design of the Hoshen makes a beautiful decorative motif throughout Jewish art and jewelry.
Ha'ari Jewelry, located in Israel, offers a beautiful and exclusive collection of high-quality, handcrafted gold and silver jewelry that is rooted in Kabbalistic & Jewish sources. Each stunning piece carries with it a world of spiritual wisdom and power that now you can carry wherever you go.