Your Guide To Buying Jewish Jewelry for Men
While some 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, 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 -- the man in your life will love to boast his new jewelry wherever he goes, and he will always think of you and appreciate the thoughtful gift!
Our store carries hundreds of pieces of stunning Jewish jewelry created with men in mind, all made by master craftsmen in the Land of Israel. To take your shopping to the next level, read on for our explainer of the different categories as well as some of our top favorite pieces!
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 particularly poignant Jewish wedding rings, with Jewish quotes about love such as "I am My Beloved's and My Beloved is Mine." If the man you're shopping for is looking for a real statement piece, a Jewish ring is a brilliant option.
Lion of Judah jewelry is especially fitting for the strongest and proudest men around us. Judah, one of the sons of Jacob, was a natural born leader and compared to the mighty lion, the king of the beasts. Judah's lion is also the modern day symbol for Jerusalem, the once capital of the Kingdom of Judah. Whether through a ring, a necklace, or cufflinks, your favorite man will stand out with his Lion of Judah symbol wherever he goes, while remembering our Biblical tradition and the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Just like a mezuzah protects a family's home, Mezuzah jewelry is believed to protect its wearer. In ancient times, Jews wore the mezuzah as an amulet for Divine protection and guidance. Today, most people wear mezuzah necklaces as a reminder of God and their faith or as a symbol of their Jewishness. These beautiful gold and silver necklaces are sure to become a beloved part of any man's daily wear.
❤︎ We love this gold and silver Shema Yisrael mezuzah necklace by Israeli master jeweler Rafael and this intricate 72 Holy Names mezuzah pendant crafted from sterling silver and inscribed with all 72 holy names of God.
For the guy that loves a classic look, any Star of David Jewelry is just perfect. Gold or silver, simple or decorated with stones and or Hebrew blessings, you can never go wrong with Star of David jewelry. The Star of David is a sign of Judaism and Israel, and a poignant symbol of one's Jewish pride and identity. You can also start a family tradition of wearing this popular symbol yourself and then pass it down to your children and future generations.
❤︎ We love this classic 14K gold Star of David pendant necklace made in Jerusalem and this sterling silver dog tag necklace featuring a gold Star of David and an engraving of the Shema Yisrael expression of faith.
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, and is now also a national emblem of the State of Israel and a common symbol of Jewish identity. For the guy who really loves his heritage and Israel, menorah jewelry will be very appreciated, from rings to necklaces and more.
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 oldest Jewish motifs, dating back to at least Medieval Spain, while the concept of "Chai" also has powerful Kabbalistic meaning. It's also had a modern resurgence in popularity, both as a personal emblem and a symbol of the resilience and strength of the Jewish people, particularly as part of the slogan "Am Yisrael Chai" (The People of Israel Lives).
For the working man who wears a suit, or just always enjoys looking his best, Jewish cufflinks will surely make a well-appreciated gift. With precious and semi-precious stones and materials unique to the Land of Israel like Eilat Stone or Jerusalem Stone, as well as various Jewish symbols and motifs, he will wear his Jewish pride literarily on his sleeves. These Jewish-themed cufflinks from the Land of Israel 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!