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, allover yellow, 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 precious 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 Yellow Gold Women’s Chai Necklace with Ornate Design

This gorgeously handcrafted Chai pendant necklace is an innovative design from Jerusalem Designer Studio, made right in Israel. It's crafted from 14K yellow gold and adorned with a filigree design, shimmering and elegant. 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 Chai Necklace with "Am Yisrael Chai"

This exceptional sterling silver pendant boasts a polished, prominent Chai symbol with the words "Am Yisrael" written in Hebrew inside. Together these two elements complete the phrase "Am Yisrael Chai", or "The Nation of Israel Lives" - a patriotic phrase that expresses Jewish pride and strength. This elegant and meaningful piece comes from Judean Hills Jewelry, and would look great with any outfit.

7. 14K Gold Star of David Pendant Necklace with Chai

This breath-taking pendant combines two of the most iconic Jewish symbols into one luxurious design, complete with filigree detail inside. This Star of David necklace with the Chai symbol at the center is eye-catching, perfect to wear out for any special occasion. This is one of the most striking and meaningful Israeli necklaces you can get, each element complementing the rest, and will surely make for an impressive gift.

8. Sterling Silver Hamsa Pendant Necklace with Chai

This unique Hamsa Chai pendant necklace from Jerusalem Designer Studio combines traditional Jewish symbolism with flawless style, and is versatile enough for any age and gender. The polished sterling silver pendant is shaped like a Hamsa, the ancient Jewish and Middle Eastern symbol of Divine protection, with a prominent Chai in the middle in your choice of silver or gold plating. Wear your Jewish pride like never before with this lovely, made-in-Israel piece!

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!