Rimon (Pomegranate) inspired Israeli Jewelry

The Rimon (pomegranate) has been an important part of Jewish symbolism at least sing the first Jewish Temple (Beit Hamikdash) when  images of the fruit were woven on to the robe of the High Priest of the temple, the Cohen HaGadol (Exodus 28:33–34). Pomegranates also hung from the top of the pillars At the entrance to the temple and King Solomon used the design of the pomegranate’s “crown” as an inspiration for his own crown (1 Kings 7:13–22). Im Jewish tradition the pomegranate is a symbol for righteousness as it has 613 seads, the same number as the number of mitzvot. The pomegranate is one of the Seven Species of the land of Israel (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates) listed inm the book of Excudus.
By tradition the pomegranate is set on the Rosh Hashanah table and is eaten on the holiday.

The Rimon (pomegranate) shape is also popular in Israeli jewelry. It seems to be more popular in Israeli Judaica jewelry, and less so outside of Israel, maybe because it symbolizes the land of Israel as one of the from the 7 Species. Rimon jewelry comes in a variaty of styles and prices, here are some. The most expencive piece of pomegranate jewelry in this list is a kabbalah necklace with a little gold Rimon pendent inlayed with diamonds and has a capsule of pomegranate oil inside of it.

 

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2 comments for “Rimon (Pomegranate) inspired Israeli Jewelry

  1. Carmel
    October 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Excellent post!

  2. November 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Hi Carmel, Glad you enjoyed it. I aim to please :-)