A Jewish Jewelry Treasure to Decorate You
Giving a meaningful and beautiful piece of sterling silver jewelry is a way to give your friend or your loved one a blessing. We can choose the gift of jewelry with care, and use it to make a meaningful statement to the person we want to honor. Or, if we purchase a special piece of Jewish jewelry for ourselves, we can use that as a symbolic intention to add a particular meaning to our own lives.
Pomegranates are also believed to be a symbol of good fortune. Perhaps their abundance of seeds and richness of fruit leads us to associate them with prosperity, fertility, abundance and hope. The Pomegranate Hamsa Pendant is a meaningful design, maybe even a magical design, combining two historically important symbols that are believed to have the potential to protect you and aid you and bring you good fortune.
The hand shape, called the “hamsa”, has long been found in the art of both Muslims and Jews in the Middle East, and may even have been used as a protective symbol by earlier, ancient peoples. It is thought that wearing this amulet can help ward off misfortune or “ayin hara”, the evil eye. According to these beliefs, wearing the hamsa may in fact bring you happiness and health, good luck and good fortune. I hope that my Pomegranate and Hamsa pendants, and all of my metal jewelry designs, bring beauty to your outfit, and protection, good fortune, and all the very best to your world.
Here is another blessing, for added meaning if you are honoring the birthday of a dear friend or loved one:
Melanie Dankowicz & Tamara Halle
Yotzer chayim, Creator of all life, it is with profound wisdom that you created name. We are grateful to you for bringing name to our community/family.
We give thanks for the years of their life, and for the wisdom and holiness that they bring to those around them.
Yehi ratzon, may it be your will, Compassionate God, to grant name a year of goodness and health; of peace and blessing; of learning and growth;
a year that brings what name needs. May they always be surrounded by love and support and friendship.
And may they find enduring contentment and delight in all that they have and in all that they do.