Thursday, December 26, 2013

Military Jewish Jewelry

As far as Judaism is concerned military Jewish jewelry is extremely popular. In the Old Testament it is one motif that is most common. It was for Issac that Rebecca was given a nose ring in gold by Eliezer. If you go back to Hoshen you are sure to find Jewish jewelry in military designs now modernized for current tastes and preferences. During the wilderness days, in the Tabernacle at the Temple the High Priest wore a breast plate. Israel’s twelve tribes have been well represented by minerals and gems totaling to twelve in number, a fact included in the Hoshen.

Military Jewish Jewelry

Jewelry items as well as accessories like earrings, necklaces, bracelets, chains, key chains, etc have designs of the Hoshen or Hoshen replicas on them. A number of Jewish themes have been made best use of in the making of pendants as well as amulets in precious stones. It was due the Hoshen considered most holy that the origin of this tradition was born. Different kinds of symbols that are traditional as well as religious are well incorporated into Jewish jewelry with military designs. Symbols like the mezuzah, the Star of David, Hamsa Hand, pendants from Chai etc have been some of the most popular symbols being used in different kinds of accessories and jewelry items.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Patron Saint Medallions

Patron Saint medallions are commonly associated with religious affiliation, especially that of the Christian faith or Catholicism. Not all patron saint medallions are tied to religion. Saints that are not featured as a part of religious lore are often associated with protection or virtue. Patron saint medallions are commonly collected as each different patron saint medal tends to have its own story.

Patron Saint Medallions

Most common patron saint medallions are tied to religion, such as those depicting the figure of Christ, Saint Christopher, or Saint Anne. Others feature figures such as Saint Jude, who while having ties to religion are more commonly worn by almost anyone, even those not of Catholic or Christian faith, due to the meaning associated with the figure on the medal. There are medals favored by those in the medical profession, law enforcement, teaching, and firefighting, each featuring saints that have ties to their professions.