Top 10 Jerusalem Stone Gifts to Connect with the Land of Israel
Jerusalem Stone is a beautiful and unique material quarried from ancient times till today in Jerusalem, and found all over Israel in buildings, sidewalks, and other structures. It's also a common choice of material for Judaica by Israeli artists, and particularly beloved by Jews in the diaspora who get to keep a literal piece of the Land of Israel in their homes no matter where they live. It comes in a range of shades, and is a timeless reminder of our ancient tradition and connection to Jerusalem and Israel.
We have dozens of unique Jerusalem Stone gifts from Israel that have been made with this iconic stone, from ritual items to jewelry to decorative sculptures, and they're a perfect choice whether you're looking for a special piece for yourself or a loved one. Unsure where to start? Check out our top 10 favorites below!
And for more about the history of this special stone and its connection to the Land of Israel, check out our Jerusalem Stone blog post.
This unique, colorful mezuzah case features Jerusalem Stone that has been laser-cut with a Western Wall design and the Hebrew letter shin to represent Shaddai, one of the mystical names of God - so it's sure to inspire your faith and remind you of Jerusalem’s most iconic landmark every time you pass it! It comes with mounting tape and is available in a choice of sizes.
If you or someone special in your life lights candles every shabbat and loves the Land of Israel, they'll appreciate this stunning candlestick set made out of beautiful Jerusalem Stone. Masterfully crafted by local Israeli artisans, this elegant set features two candlesticks with a matching tray, adorned with a mosaic design from different natural shades of Jerusalem Stone and an engraving of the Hebrew words "Shabbat Kodesh" (Holy Sabbath).
Honor the Bible and show off your Jewish heritage with this artistic rendition of the Biblical Ten Commandments tablets, made out of gorgeous red Jerusalem Stone and etched with golden Hebrew letters representing the commandments. The sculpture is available in a choice of sizes and comes with a stone back allowing it to stand with ease, so it can be easily placed anywhere in your home or office.
Choose from white or red Jerusalem Stone, and display your Jewish pride every shabbat with these stunning stone candlesticks full of symbolism. The two candleholders are placed on stone wings which are reminiscent of the metaphorical kanfei nesharim – eagles’ wings – that are said to protect and carry the Jewish nation, and are connected by a stone base with a Star of David in the middle. Whether for your own home or as a gift for a loved one, it's a perfect way to carry on Jewish tradition while connecting to the Land of Israel!
This special necklace features a piece of Jerusalem Stone set inside a sterling silver pendant and engraved with the powerful words of the Priestly Blessing, believed to provide Divine protection for the wearer. Coming from renowned Israeli artisan jeweler Rafael, the piece combines ancient tradition with modern style for a chic and unique way of showing off your Jewish faith!
Take home a piece of the Holy City of Jerusalem with this magnificent Hanukkah menorah crafted from Jerusalem Stone! Featuring a design reminiscent of the Western Wall and an eye-catching red shade, it will be a beautiful piece of holiday Judaica as well as a stunning mantlepiece all year round. It works with either oil cups or candles, and as with all our Hanukkah menorahs, you'll also receive a free blessing pamphlet in Hebrew and English.
This unique artisan necklace from Rafael Jewelry perfectly captures ancient symbolism and a piece of the Holy Land in a modern, stylistic representation. Set inside a sterling silver pendant is a piece of Jerusalem Stone engraved with a reproduction of a seal found in Northern Israel and dating to the time of King Jeroboam II in the 8th century BCE - featuring a Lion of Judah design with the words "Shema Servant of Jeroboam" in ancient Hebrew script. It will make a stunning gift for any lover of history or the Land of Israel!
Available in either red or white Jerusalem Stone, this connected set of shabbat candlesticks with a 10 Commandments motif will remind you of the Bible and the Land of Israel every time you light your shabbat lights! It features stone wings representing the mystical and protective eagles' wings, kanfei nesharim, from Jewish tradition, with a stone base and a replica of the 10 Commandments tablets with golden Hebrew letters in the middle.
Crafted by famous Israeli designer Rafael Jewelry, this beautiful sterling silver and Jerusalem Stone necklace features the iconic Hebrew symbol chai, which means "life." Wear your Jewish values with pride and have an instant connection to a piece of Jerusalem wherever you go!
Give a Biblical gift and an actual piece of the Land of Israel with this Ten Commandments sculpture made out of naturally pinkish, authentic Jerusalem Stone. The statuette features a smoothed front panel and an outline of the iconic Biblical Ten Commandments tablets, with the first two words of each Commandment etched in golden Hebrew letters. It comes with a stone back allowing it to stand with ease, so you or your lucky gift recipient can proudly display this stunning piece anywhere in the home or office.
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