Your Guide To Buying Jewish Jewelry for Men
While some men may consider jewelry an accessory for women, Israeli men love expressing their Jewish heritage and pride through jewelry. This trend has led many of Israel's best designers to create jewelry especially for men, including rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces, and more. Like Jewish jewelry for women, men's jewelry features many of the motifs and symbols that are commonly associated with Judaism and the State of Israel, such as the Star of David, the word Chai, and the Lion of Judah. However, the materials and designs used to create men's jewelry make it unmistakably manly. With classic looks and more unique options -- both bold or subtle -- he will love to boast his new jewelry wherever he goes, and he will always think of you!
Men in Israel love big bold rings embellished with the Star of David or a Jewish quote or prayer. Men's rings are a unique piece of jewelry, as everyone you meet will see it as it stands out. There are also a wide variety of rings that could work as alternative wedding rings, with Jewish quotes about love such as "I am to my beloved, as my beloved is to me". If he is looking for a real statement piece, a Jewish ring is a brilliant option.
Lion of Judah Jewelry
For the strongest men around us, Lion of Judah jewelry will suit them perfectly. Judah, one of the sons of Jacob and Tribes of Israel, was a natural born leader and compared to the mighty lion, the king of the beasts. The modern day symbol for Jerusalem, the once capital of the Kingdom of Judah, is also Judah's lion. Rings, necklaces, and cufflinks, he will stand out and strong like the leader he is, no matter what his job is, his perseverance will be resembled by the Lion of Judah.
Just like a mezuzah protects a family's home, Mezuzah jewelry is said to protect it's wearer. In ancient times, people would wear the mezuzah as an amulet for protection and if they ever needed guidance. Today, most people wear mezuzah necklaces as a reminder of God or just because they like the Jewish symbol. Most mezuzah necklaces come with a blessing that have to do with protection such as Ana Bekoach or Shema Yisrael. These beautiful gold and silver necklaces will become a subtle part of his daily wear.
Star of David Jewelry
For the guy that loves a classic look, any Star of David Jewelry would be just perfect for him. Gold or silver, simple or decorated with stones and other Jewish symbols, you can never go wrong with Star of David jewelry. The Star of David is a sign of Judaism and Israel, as it is one of the most common Jewish symbols found on nearly every Jewish item and sits at the center of the Israeli flag. You can also start a tradition of wearing this popular symbol yourself and then pass it down to future generations to come.
❤︎ We love this Star of David pendant necklace with the Priestly Blessing and this Magen David dog tag.
Before the Star of David appeared in archeological finds, menorahs were found time and time again, and were the original symbol of the Jewish people. Menorah jewelry is increasingly popular, as it represents our long history in the world, with the earliest menorah we can even think of was inside the Mishkan- the traveling Tabernacle that was used while wandering for 40 years in the desert and until the First Temple was built. For the guy who really loves his heritage and Israel, menorah jewelry will be very appreciated.
The word "Chai", which represents Judaism's lucky number 18 and means life, is a powerful word. Chai jewelry is made for the man who loves living life to the fullest, however that may be for him. The Chai symbol is one of the most current symbols of Judaism, dating back to Medieval Spain but the concept of "Chai" goes even farther back. Chai has always been a powerful word with Kabbalistic roots but today it is Jewish symbol of how the Nation of Israel will continue to live on: Am Yisrael Chai!
For the working man who wears a suit, or just always enjoys looking his best, Jewish cufflinks are perfect for him. Cufflinks are a perfect piece of jewelry for those who prefer to not wear traditional jewelry, but do love a little bit of bling. With precious and semi-precious stones, Jewish symbols, and ancient coin designs, he will wear his Jewish pride literarily on his sleeves. These subtle cufflinks will make all the difference to an outfit by completing a look or adding a small burst of color.
Looking for more gifts for men? Check out our buying guide for men's Judaica!