Your Guide to Jewish and Israeli Jewelry
In recent years, Israeli designers haves emerged as a leader in the world of jewelry. Thanks to the internet, people from all over the world have been able to enjoy the creativity and singularity that Israeli artists are known for. However, Jewish jewelry from Israel has always been a traditional gift for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, conversion ceremonies, holidays, birthdays, and other joyous events. Our selection of Jewish jewelry made in Israel is expansive: we work with dozens of Israeli designers who create jewelry for all ages, genders, occasions, styles, and budgets.
We have compiled this guide to Jewish jewelry to make your shopping experience simpler. In our virtual jewelry store, our selection includes hundreds of bracelets, rings, pendant necklaces, earrings, and more that you won't find anywhere else, all made from the highest quality materials. Each piece of jewelry is designed in the Land of Israel by talented artists who draw inspiration from Jewish history, Israeli scenery, and other motifs that have been part of Judaism for hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of years.
Jewelry featuring Jewish symbols
The most popular Jewish jewelry features religious symbols like the Star of David, the word חי (pronounced Chai, Hebrew for life), and the timeless menorah. Other Jewish symbols that have gained popularity in modern times include Hamsa hand jewelry, necklaces featuring the Tree of Life, the Evil Eye, and anything with pomegranates.
Jewelry featuring these traditional Jewish religious symbols are a timeless, beautiful and meaningful gift for any special occasion. A Star of David necklace gifted to a young girl celebrating her Bat Mitzvah can easily become an everyday accessory that encourages her to be proud of her Jewish identity, while a Hamsa pendant necklace, bracelet or ring makes for both a thoughtful and trendy gift year-round.
Biblically inspired religious jewelry
There is plenty of jewelry that goes beyond symbolism and explicitly features beautiful inscriptions of Jewish prayers and blessings in Hebrew, like the Shema, Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valor), the Traveler's Prayer, and the Priestly Blessing. Israeli designers also create mezuzah necklaces and a variety of jewelry featuring the Ten Commandments, the 12 Tribes of Israel, and more. Whether you're looking for a bracelet, a necklace or ring, you won't have to choose between the spiritual and the stylish.
Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, has also become a popular inspiration for religious Jewish jewelry. While most people know about red string bracelets thanks to Madonna and sightseeing in Tzfat, Kabbalah jewelry is so much more than that. Popular designs also include certain Hebrew blessings and prayers, as well as necklaces, bracelets, and rings made from "the five metals" -- gold, silver, copper, tin, and lead -- which are believed to harness powerful spiritual energies of divine blessing and protection.
Plenty of Kabbalistic jewelry, like other types of Jewish jewelry, are made solely from sterling silver or gold and often feature charms or gemstones, and also incorporates symbols that aren't exclusive to Kabbalah, like the Evil Eye, the Hamsa, and the Star of David.
Kabbalistic jewelry makes a great gift for those who are familiar with the spiritual meanings and teachings of Kabbalist texts and rabbis. If you see Kabbalah jewelry on our site that you like but are curious about the meaning behind it, just scroll down, as we explain it in the product description below the photo!
Israeli and Jerusalem jewelry
While every piece of jewelry we sell is created in the Holy Land, Israeli designers are famous for reflecting their amazing country and its holiest places in their work. Jerusalem, and the Western Wall in particular, is a popular motif to be featured on a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and other pieces of jewelry. Other national symbols, like the Lion of Judah, also make great gifts for the Israel-lovers in your life.
If you're shopping for history and archeology buffs, sterling silver and gold pendants with ancient coins and shekels found during excavations in the Land of Israel are truly one-of-a-kind gifts that will cherished for years to come.
We also carry a variety of pendants shaped like the Land of Israel, as well as customizable Hebrew name necklaces, which make great gifts for kids and adults alike. If you're unable to travel to Israel currently but still want a piece of the Holy Land with you at all times, Jerusalem jewelry is perfect for you!
Jewelry inspired by love
Traditional Jewish texts are full of love poems, which Israeli artists often creatively turn into beautiful works of art that can be gifted to someone special at an engagement party, on Valentine's Day, or any other special occasion. Some of the most popular Hebrew lines featured on rings, bracelets, and necklaces are Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li ("I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine") and Eshet Chayil ("Woman of Valor"). These stunning and thoughtful pieces of jewelry often feature Jewish symbols like the Hamsa or Star of David alongside hearts, diamonds, and other gorgeous stones and gems, which make the perfect gift for your other half.
Many artists also create wedding rings inspired by ancient texts and traditions, such as the Sheva Brachot (the Seven Blessings recited during a wedding) and Song of Songs. Judaica Webstore's selection includes more than 70 Jewish wedding rings for both men and women, each full of meaning and handcrafted in Israel.
If you're shopping for someone else, it's important to find out what materials they like the most. Some people only wear gold, while others are fans of sterling silver. Many of the high quality pieces we carry are crafted from either gold or sterling silver, although we also have a wide selection of leather bracelets and watches, as well as kid-friendly materials like rubber.
For someone seeking more elegant jewelry, the talented Israeli designers we work with also offer designs crafted from silver filigree, Roman glass, the rare Eilat stone, rose gold, diamonds, and more.
Jewelry with a story
In a previous post, we dove deep into the renowned Jewish jewelry designers we work with. Situated in studios across Israel, each one has their own unique story and connection to Judaism. For example, the Jaffa-based Shoham Yemenite Art is led by David Ben Zion , a second generation Israeli who comes from a family of jewelers descending from Yemen. For more than 2,000 years -- since the days of King Solomon -- his ancestors created jewelry for Jewish brides and Middle Eastern royalty, and he carries that tradition on today here in Israel.
If you or your loved one are looking for a piece of Jewish jewelry full of meaning, take a few minutes to learn more about Israel's most famous designers and their spectacular stories here.