The connection of the Jewish faith and culture with the art of jewelry making and design dates back to biblical times. The Bible illustrates many examples of jewelry used as both adornment and as a symbolic display of faith or a love for God. Many of the Jewish faith wear Jewish jewelry or symbols, or keep them as talismans. Most notably, the Star of David is a common recurring theme in Jewish jewelry. However, as our wide selection of pendants, amulets, and talismans show, there are many Hebrew words, letters, and symbols that make excellent jewelry pieces. These gold or silver pieces denote Jewish affiliation, provide reminders of valuable teachings, or to pay tribute to mitzvah such as mezuzah. The word Chai references the number 18, which is a favorable number in the Jewish faith and is commonly featured in jewelry, as seen in the many examples in our Jewish jewelry category.