10 Best Chai Jewelry Pieces from Israeli Designers
The Hebrew word "Chai" is one of the more popular motifs to adorn Jewish jewelry, and for such a short word, it has a lot of meaning. Chai means life, and not only as in one's personal life, but also the life of the nation of Israel, particularly as part of the popular phrase Am Israel Chai ("The People of Israel Lives"). The Chai symbol represents Jewish values, faith, peoplehood, pride, and identity - and you can learn more about its history and meaning with our Discover Chai blog post here.
Our Chai jewelry collection from Israel beautifully incorporates this special symbol into over 100 different incredible pieces, with something for everyone - and what's more, most Chai jewelry is unisex and suitable for all genders, ages, and styles!
If you need help picking out the perfect Chai jewelry piece for yourself or a loved one, check out our top 10 most stunning pieces below:
1. Large 14K Gold Chai Pendant Necklace
This prominent gold Chai necklace will be a stylish yet classy show of Jewish pride, and is suitable for any age or gender. Beautifully crafted from polished 14K yellow or white gold, it boasts the traditional Chai design in a bold Hebrew script, and will make an unforgettable gift for a birthday, graduation, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, or any special occasion.
2. Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Eilat Stone Chai Necklace
Coming to you from acclaimed Israeli studio Rafael Jewelry is this stunning, uniquely vibrant necklace in your choice of sterling silver or 14K yellow gold, featuring the iconic Hebrew symbol Chai set with polished Eilat Stone, Israel’s blue-green national gemstone. Wear your Jewish values with pride and unmatched style, and have an instant connection to a piece of the Land of Israel wherever you go!
3. 14K Gold Chai Pendant Necklace with Diamonds
Crafted by renowned Israeli designer Anbinder Jewelry, this beautifully luxurious necklace features the iconic Chai symbol set with 16 glistening diamonds and 14K gold - in your choice of allover white or a combination of white and yellow gold. This deluxe and eye-catching piece is a must-have for any fashion-forward woman who loves Jewish symbolism in stunning modern style.
4. 14K Gold Star of David & Chai Pendant Necklace
Combine two of Judaism’s most iconic emblems with this unisex Star of David Chai pendant necklace! The chic 14K gold design features a traditional Star of David with a beautifully written Chai in the middle in a stylish Hebrew script, in allover yellow or white gold finish. Upgrade your wardrobe or surprise a loved one with this exceptional piece from the Land of Israel!
5. 14K Gold Chai Pendant Necklace with Western Wall Design
This gorgeously handcrafted Chai pendant necklace is the innovative design of one of Israel’s most prominent studios, Rafael Jewelry. It's made from 14K yellow gold and is adorned with a Western Wall motif for an extra-special connection to the Holy City of Jerusalem. You can now wear your Jewish faith and values as well as your love for the Land of Israel all at once with this eye-catching and meaningful piece!
6. Sterling Silver Star of David & Chai Pendant Necklace
Shaped like a traditional Star of David, the classic emblem of the Jewish People, this exceptional sterling silver pendant boasts a chic textured finish with a polished, prominent Chai symbol in the center. This elegant and meaningful piece comes from Marina Jewelry, the acclaimed Israeli designer known for combining traditional Jewish symbolism and contemporary design at an affordable price point, without sacrificing on quality and style - a must-have for any Jewish jewelry collection.
7. 18K Gold Double Chai Pendant Necklace with Diamond
The Tel Aviv-based Yaniv Fine jewelry studio is famous for bringing a luxuriously modern flavor to traditional Jewish motifs, utilizing the finest materials in a fun and contemporary style. And this stunning 18K gold deluxe Chai necklace is no exception! Available in your choice of yellow, white, or rose gold, it features a double-Chai pendant in a chic modern script, accented with a glistening white diamond. This is one of the most striking and meaningful Israeli-made necklaces you can get, and will surely impress a special loved one as a gift for a special occasion.
8. Classic Sterling Silver Chai Pendant Necklace
This classic sterling silver Chai pendant necklace from Marina Jewelry combines traditional Jewish symbolism with flawless style, and is versatile enough for any age and gender and can match any wardrobe. The polished silver pendant is shaped like the iconic Chai symbol, representing our desire for a long and fruitful life, and will prominently show off your Jewish pride and identity wherever you go!
9. Red String Silver Bracelet with Multiple Jewish Charms
Wear your Jewish identity with pride and evoke Divine protection with this meaningful and fashionable red string kabbalistic bracelet! The eye-catching piece is made from sterling silver that's interwoven with the iconic kabbalistic red string that's believed to bring good luck, and adorned with four classic Jewish charms and amulets: a Star of David, the iconic Chai symbol, a traditional Hamsa, and an Evil Eye. A wonderful fusion of faith and contemporary style, this fabulous bracelet is perfect for your everyday wear or as a unique gift for someone special.
10. Sterling Silver and Onyx Stone Chai Pendant Necklace
Crafted from sterling silver by Studio Golan, this unique round pendant is set in the center with a polished onyx stone and is decorated with a classic Chai written in traditional Hebrew script. The reverse of the pendant is meanwhile hand-inscribed with an inspiring verse from the Book of Psalms (91:11): "For He Will Command His Angels Concerning You, To Guard You In All Your Ways." Both stylish and spiritual, this meaningful piece from the Land of Israel is sure to wow a lucky gift recipient!
Check out the rest of our stunning Chai jewelry here!