Mizpah Coin Pendant Necklaces for Chanukah 


The miracle, of course, was not that the oil for the sacred light – in a little cruse – lasted as long as they say; but that the courage of the Maccabees lasted to this day: let that nourish my flickering spirit. ~ Charles Reznikoff

That day, so very long ago, when Matthias and Judah Maccabee revolted against the evil decrees of Antiochus Epiphanes, a great miracle occurred. After the Maccabees—one and all—killed the corrupt priest and all the soldiers, they returned to cleanse and rededicate the Temple. Enough holy oil for one night was all they had, but miraculously, it lasted until more could be made eight days later! From that day to this, Jews, both observant and non-observant, celebrate the joyous time of candlelight Chanukah!

At this special time of year, we are offering to you a beautiful mizpah coin pendant necklace, inscribed with “The Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another,” from the Holy Word in Bereisheet, chapter 31, verse 49.  The Hebrew word translated mizpah means “G-d watch over me.” This beautiful pendant is crafted in two pieces, so you can wear one and share the other with someone you love who does not live close to you. It measures just under 13/16” round, and the back of each part of the coin can be engraved with a short message, such as a name or date (optional). Engraving adds approximately 3-4 business days to shipping time. We recommend you add a chain from our Gold Box Chain collection!


May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah. ~ Unknown

When Jacob deceived Laban and left without notice with Laban’s daughters, Rachel and Leah, and their children, Laban pursued them. At their meeting, nephew and uncle erected a tower—a Mizpah—to mark the agreement they came to and to designate the boundaries of their lands. The word today connotes an emotional bond between people who are separated (either physically or by death). Gravestones are often marked with “Mizpah” so that the one left alive is looking forward to seeing their loved ones in the resurrection.

Our stunning mizpah coin is 15/16” round, but is available in various sizes. Fashioned from 14k gold, it features a textured background behind the words MIZPAH and COIN and surrounding the joined hearts in the center. What a special Chanukah gift this would make for someone you only see rarely! Just add one of our 14k Solid Gold Box Chains to complete the necklace. The back is flat and polished so that you can engrave a short message, names, or a date (engraving is optional and adds 3-4 business days for shipping).


To life, to life, l’chaim.
L’chaim, l’chaim, to life.
To us and our good fortune.
Be happy! Be healthy! Long life! ~ from Fiddler on the Roof

For at least 2,000 years, Jews have been saying “L’chaim!” when they make a toast with wine. Of course, it was a little different in early days when they would say “To wine and life to the mouths of the rabbis.” Sime many felt this was a pagan superstition, they turned to the Talmud. In it, they found a Tosefta that permits this toast.

We offer for your pleasure at this time of merriment and rejoicing a truly gorgeous, 14k yellow gold Chai pendant. As a popular Jewish tradition, blessing someone with the word chai means you are wishing them well-being and life!

A unique treasure from our quality Jewish Pendants collection! Pendant measures 11/16″ in size (just under 1″ tall with hoop/bail).


“The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a single candle.”~ Robert Altinger

This amazingly beautiful 13k yellow gold menorah charm reminds us that someday, by G-d’s will, the Temple will be rebuilt. Our charm, the seven-branched menorah, is topped with tiny pomegranates and a Magen David, all of which dangle from a solid gold ring. It’s not a chanukiah, which has nine branches, but it is a miniature of the candelabrum that graced the Temple before its destruction in 70 A.D. According to the Temple Institute, “There are passages in the Talmud which testify that, as the Roman siege of Jerusalem sealed the fate of the city, the people of Jerusalem understood that destruction of the Holy Temple would inevitably follow. They, therefore, decided to place each of the sacred vessels in hiding.” Many believe that one was taken to Rome, from whence it was returned to Israel and is in ready for the building of the third Temple.

Our little menorah measures approximately ¾” x 1” and the bale will accommodate a chain up to 3.5mm. Give this, one of the oldest symbols of Judaism, at Chanukah this year and celebrate G-d’s gift of life throughout the year! A similar one is also available as a Sterling Silver Menorah Charm, if you prefer.


Category: Gold Jewelry, Gold Necklaces, Jewelry Gift Ideas

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