Sterling Silver Judaica Buying Guide
Sterling silver Judaica is traditional, elegant, and is a style one can never go wrong with. This Judaica is perfect for all ages and will fit into any home as the styles vary from conservative to contemporary. Each piece was handcrafted to perfection, with beautiful designs and patterns, and small accents like filigree and gemstones. In this selection you will find top quality sterling silver Judaica made by esteemed silversmiths and artists like Hazorfim, Hadad Bros, and Nadav Art, all of which have a long and established history in silversmithing. These glamorous sterling silver Judaica pieces will never fail to bring light into your life whenever you use them.
Shabbat is a time to bring out the niceties to exemplify the day with and candlesticks, what is used to actually start Shabbat deserves to be something special. One can choose from a wide variety of styles, from traditional looks like Hadad Bro's Paris set and Hazorfim's candlesticks with filigree designs that are reminiscent to what your mother or grandmother had, to stunning modern designs like these cutout candlesticks and the gorgeous Galil set. For something that will really stand out, any of the enamel designs will add a pop of color to your Shabbat experience, as seen with the Tova and Shulamit candlesticks. Not all candlesticks need to follow the traditional design, these elegant floral candlesticks are really something different.
A Kiddush cup made of silver is fit for a king, so why not be a king on Shabbat. These cups come with gold plating on the inside so that the wine or grape juice do not have a metal taste but the design is what is important. Stem or stemless, smooth or ornate, the choice is yours. Some offer an enamel decoration with the blessing for wine on it, some have a hammered look, some have a simple design like a weave, and some have a beautiful paneled design for a traditional look. Love to have guests or have a big family? No problem, as there are also wine fountains, like this Jerusalem one that make pouring easy. If your Kiddush cup does not come with a saucer, feel free to choose one from here!
The end of Shabbat is met with Havdalah, said over wine, lit multi-wicked candle, and spices. Although there aren't many complete sets like the Isvei one, but the nice part is that you get to mix and match, and choose your own Kiddush cup for the occasion. There are spice holders and candleholders that match each other like the Itamar candleholder and spice holder, and there are some that don't have a pair so you can do whatever you want, like with the Shifra spice holder and the Temima candle holder. Not all of these are just sterling silver, some like the Elon spice holder come decked out in amethyst gemstones for a little sparkle and something extra special. No matter how you choose, you will end up with a beautiful Havdalah set.
A classic menorah with rounded stems is always a favorite, like with this one from Nadav Art or this more ornate one from Hazorfim, but if you have ever wanted to switch up your menorah, here are some sterling silver options that are unique. Nadav Art's detailed menorah is truely impressive, Hazorfim's She'ela menorah looks like an olive lamp, perfect for the Hanukkah holiday, and there are also a few traditional menorahs with a modern take, like the Keshet and then two-in-one Hanukkah menorah that can also turn into a pair of Shabbat candlesticks. A sterling silver menorah is a gorgeous way to celebrate the holiday of light year after year.
A glorious mezuzah deserves a spot in your home, whether it be at the front door, entry way to the living room and dining room, or the master bedroom. The enamel mezuzahs, like the Shari, Ruchama, and Michal have beautiful designs with color inlays of rainbow or blue ombre that are light and bright. There are also highly decorated mezuzahs like the Tzirel and Ori that have such intricate detail to them that you can't help but stop and stare. Of course, if you are looking for a more simple look that will let the silver really shine, then check out these incredible options which include a hammered look, a modern mezuzah with an elongated Shin, and a mezuzah so simple, you can't help but love it because of its accented Shin.