The Moriah collection is not just fine jewelry but also deeply meaningful jewelry! Faith Jewelry with meaningful messages can be used to express our spiritual values and beliefs. It adds new dimensions to our lives and strengthens our religious commitments in the most charming ways.
The Origin of Faith Jewelry with meaningful messages
The Moriah collection is unique since it is the only collection in the world that incorporates stones from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, known as Moriah stone. Moriah stone is combined with gold, diamonds and other precious stones to create a unique line of religious jewelry.
The Temple Mount is holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For Judaism, it is where the Holy Temples were built and where heaven meets earth. For Christianity, the Temple Mount is holy because Jesus issued his challenge against the authorities there and chased away the merchants and the money lenders.
For Islam, the Temple Mount is the third most holy site because it is the place where Mohammed ascended to Heaven.
A Jewish Midrash tells us that Jacob’s dream about a ladder ascending to heaven was located on the Temple Mount. From here, the angels ascended and descended to and from heaven.
The first and second Temples stood here and the Jewish people congregated here 3 times a year on the festivals. According to Jewish tradition, the Temple Mount is the connecting point between God and the world. Kings David and Solomon ruled here and the priests performed the splendid Temple services here.
Due to excavations of underground tunnels below the Temple Mount, much debris has been extracted from the area. While sifting through the debris, many historic artifacts from Temple times have been discovered. Avi Tavisal, a seventh generation Jerusalemite, a diamond dealer, a believing Jew, and a Zionist, envisioned using these stones to make religious jewelry to connect people to the Temple’s Mount’s holiness.
He decided to make faith-based jewelry that is not only beautiful but also makes a statement about people’s feelings, values, and beliefs.
Examples of Faith Jewelry with Meaningful Messages
An example of this religious jewelry is the Song of Faith pendant which has Moriah stone together with a verse from Psalms.
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my utmost joy . (Psalm 137)
This verse has been recited at Jewish weddings for the last 2,000 years. It has a double meaning – first it is an expression of love between the married couple, and second, it is an expression the eternity of their bond under God.
The Song of Faith Ring also has the same verse from Psalms, pledging allegiance to Jerusalem.
It depicts the biblical narrative of the spies who came to check the Land of Israel after the Jews left Egypt. The cluster of grapes that they brought back to the desert was so big that it required two men to carry it on a pole between them.
The Hand of Fatima Hamsa Pendant is named after the Prophet Mohammad’s daughter and brings blessing, power and strength.
The Hand of Fatima Hamsa Pendant has a hand embossed on Moriah stone, together with a diamond mounted in 14 Karat yellow gold.
The Hamso Bell, Hand of Fatima Pendant
The Hamso Bell, Hand of Fatima Pendant brings good fortune. It has a diamond set in 14 karat white gold with the hamsa delicately engraved in Moriah stone.
If you prefer Christian faith Jewelry, you might want the Elegant Stone Cross.
This cross has an 18 karat yellow gold cross resting on a Moriah stone.
In summary, the debris from the Temple Mount was filled with stones from the first and second Temple period. The Moriah Collection, the only one in the world that has used these stones as high end jewelry, added gems, diamonds and gold, fashioning them into precious jewelry. This is really faith jewelry with meaningful messages connected to the holiness of the Temple Mount.
If you want to give a gift to someone close to you, browse our shop where you will find many beautiful pieces of meaningful jewelry. Enjoy.