Why pendants should be your first choice, when buying a jewelry gift

Posted by naama on October 19, 2012 under Jewish Jewelry, Jewish Symbols | Be the First to Comment

Because my family is dominated by females, and due to the fact that I work with jewelry, I have learnt that jewelry is a special gift that ladies like to receive. But honestly it has been a while since I last bought an item of jewelry, as a gift for anyone.

However if I was to buy an item of jewelry for a loved one what type would it be? Not a question that comes up all the time I’m sure, but most people do have to deal with this or a similar question from time to time. Read more of this article »

The Butterfly Star of David

Posted by huro on January 18, 2012 under Jewish Jewelry | Be the First to Comment

Jewish Jewelry is always looking for more possibilities to reach out to our brothers abroad and fill them with comfort and connection to our heritage.

The unique powers and great history behind the Star of David are well known and can be found in our article The Star of David Pendant.
star of david pendant
This unique design of the classic Star of David was created by an Israeli top artist  especially for the Jews amongst us not lucky enough to live in our holy land. Or perhaps for the Jews living in a hostile community filled with antisemitism. This outstanding Butterfly Star of David Pendant is interchangeable as it turns from a dazzling Diamond set Star of David to a gorgeous diamond set butterfly necklace leaving no trace of the Star of David all this can be done at the snap of a finger thanks to the brilliant mind of this artist.

The Butterfly Star of David is a great way to connect with our tradition as it origins from King David since some of us are not capable to protest our Judaism in public this Butterfly Star of David is the best way to stay connected yet safe from any harm as the Star of David Pendants are also known to be a great talisman

Rosh Hashana to-do list – Buying Judaica Gifts

Posted by naama on August 22, 2010 under Jewish Jewelry, Judaica | Be the First to Comment

Jewish Holidays are always a reason for hustle and bustle. You either love it or hate it, but you definitely can’t avoid it – that’s just the way it is. This is especially the case before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New year that’s right around the corner (Gefilte Fish anyone?). One of the items on practically every Rosh Hashana to-do list is “buy gifts”, Judaica gifts in particular.

Why gifts? Why now?

Silver & Gold Ruby Pomegranate PendantWell, the simplistic answer to “why gifts?” is “Hey, why not?”. But seriously, the reason that this time of year is a time for gift-giving stems from a long lasting Jewish tradition (Think Tevya). According to this tradition, before a holiday a man must buy his wife and children new clothes and jewelry to increase their enjoyment of the holiday. This is in addition to everybody eating special foods during bountiful meals.

The answer to “why now?” is “because it’s Rosh Hashana”. Since this holiday marks the beginning of the Jewish calendar year – it is considered the model for what the rest of your year will look like. So we try to make the holiday as happy and meaningful as possible, hoping that the rest of our year will be the same. Since Judaica gifts hold an extra special meaning, giving such gifts before the holiday is sure to affect the character of the upcoming year.

What to buy?

Buying gifts can be a real headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, you can shop for gifts online without leaving the comfort of your living room, have them delivered to your doorstep or to the recipient’s home, and there you go – one less thing to run around looking for. It’s as simple as that.

There are so many types of Judaica gifts to choose from – here are some of the best ideas:

  • Kiddush Cups – great for using on both days of Rosh Hashana, as well as on other holidays and during the rest of the year
  • Washing Cups – will definitely be used before each of the festive meals during the holiday, and before everyday meals too
  • Jewish Pendants – such as special ancient coin pendants or Star of David or Menorah pendants
  • Jerusalem Jewelry – that always connects us to the holiest of cities
  • Mezuzot – mezuzah covers for decorating the mezuzah scroll on any doorpost

How about something different this year?

If the traditional Judaica gifts don’t really grab you, here’s an idea that is unique and appropriate for both the holiday and for the rest of the year. Where can you find it? At Baltinester’s of course!

The item I’m talking about is a beautiful silver and gold Pomegranate pendant set with rubies. The pendant is not only a spectacular piece of artwork but also apt for Rosh Hashana because the pomegranate is one of the symbolic foods we eat and during the holiday. We even recite a special prayer over it: “May it be the will of our Heavenly Father that our merits increase like the seeds of the pomegranate”. Enjoy your shopping for Judaica Gifts, and have a good year – Shana Tova!