Hanukkah Jewelry Buying Guide
Hanukkah is one of the most looked forward to Jewish holidays. Gathering together for eight days on dark winter nights to light the Hanukkah menorah together and bring light into the world is an incredible experience. There is also playing countless games of dreidel, eating chocolate gelt (coins), latkes and sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and of course, exchanging gifts. The whole idea of gifts originally came from donating to community helpers, which then expanded to giving gifts to children and then just gifts to everyone. Jewelry is always a perfect gift to give to men, women and children and Hanukkah themed jewelry will be enjoyed throughout the week and in the years to come.
Show your appreciation to someone special this Hanukkah with a classic piece of Menorah jewelry. A fantastic selection of jewelry for men and women available in pendants, necklaces, bracelets and rings in silver and gold. Adorned with gems, stones and other Jewish symbols, menorah jewelry is perfect for just about everyone. Aside from it being one of the major symbols of Hanukkah, the menorah is also a symbol of the Jewish people as it is on the emblem of Israel, making these pieces perfect for all year round.
Ancient Coin Jewelry
Another part of Hanukkah is the giving of gelt- money but a lovely alternative is giving ancient coin jewelry. Some say giving gelt originated during the time when the Hanukkah story took place, as children were given money for learning Torah during the reign of Antiochus who wouldn't allow practicing Judaism. Others say its from a more modern time, when the major Jewish communities were in Europe they would give the workers of the community a little money as a tip which then transformed into gift giving. Ancient coin jewelry is a unique way to give someone gelt and a gift at the same time!
Jerusalem jewelry shows where the heart of the story takes place. The fight of the Maccabees was in Israel but the miracle of finding a jug of oil takes place in the Temple in Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem holds a special place in our hearts as it has for thousands of years so why not carry a little bit of Jerusalem wherever you go. Jerusalem jewelry is an incredibly meaningful and timeless gift featuring all different aspects and areas of Jerusalem. You can never go wrong with a stunning necklace, bracelet, ring, charm or cufflinks featuring the ancient and holy city.
Dreidel jewelry is an obvious for Hanukkah. These special pieces feature the four sided spinning top with the letters representing the phrase "a great miracle happened here", as dreidels from Israel do such as these stunning gold pieces. Around the rest of the world, the dreidel changes one letter so the phrase changes to "a great miracle happened there", referring to Israel. These subtle bracelets and pendants are perfect to wear all year round as a way to show Jewish persistence and pride.
Enjoy the Festival of Lights and all your gift givings! Happy Hanukkah!