Pesach (Passover) is around the corner (less than 2 weeks away) and this got me thinking of Jewish jewelry (Judiaca jewelry). You know, jewelry with Jewish symbols and themes. But this time it’s not Chai, Hamsa or Star of David necklaces, or Pomegranate inspired jewelry I’m interested in.
I’m now into Mezzuza necklaces which are also sometimes known as Kemea “houses” בית קמע. Like in a door mezuzah you can put a small mezuzah scroll in the pendant.
Way back when I got my first Mezzuza necklace, they were all in Yemenite jewelry style and were silver and sometimes gold. I think that may be the origin of Mezzuza necklace. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Here are some Mezzuza necklaces to look at.