Chai, as regularly heard in the toast L’chaim, means life, which we celebrate every day that we are alive. Chai is a very popular symbol and the design of the two Hebrew letters together is very artistic and makes beautiful jewelry. Chai earrings are our most popular Jewish earring design. We have both stud and dangle styles in yellow gold and sterling silver. Young girls especially love the small stud earrings and Bat-Mitzvah girls love the chai and heart dangles!
925 Sterling Silver Chai post earrings with nut backs Length: 3/16" Width: 3/16" also available in 14k yellow gold
14k yellow gold Chai post earrings with nut backings Length: 3/16" Width: 3/16" also available in sterling silver
These stunning earrings are made of 925 Sterling Silver. They are dangle earrings with modern style Chai drops. They are fish wire hook earrings. Length: 1" Width: 3/8"
These stunning earrings are made of 14k yellow gold. They each have a solid heart drop with a Chai cut out of it. They are high polished and catch the...
925 Sterling Silver Chai on fish wire hook Length: 7/8" Width: 5/16"
These stunning earrings are made of 14k yellow gold. They are traditional style Chai earrings. They are posts with nut backs. They are small and look great on a first...
925 Sterling Silver Fish wire hook with 2 dangling charms encircled Chai and open heart Length: 1 1/8" Width: 3/8"
These lovely earrings are made of 14k yellow gold. Each earrings has a diamond shape drop with a small Chai cut out of it. They are for pierced ears and...
These stunning earrings are made of 14k yellow gold. They say "Chai" in a modern font and dangle beautifully from wires that hook closed. They dangle right below the earlobe...
These lovely earrings are made of 14k yellow gold. The earrings have a classic Chai on top of a classic Star of David. The symbols are stacked vertically and the...
These stunning earrings have a modern style Chai dangling from a leverback. They hook through the ear and snap shut. The Chai has an oxidized finish. Length (including bail): 1...
This lovely pair of earrings is made of 14k yellow gold. The earrings each say Chai in a traditional font with thinner more elongated letters. They are small but beautifully...
These adorable earrings are made of 925 sterling silver. They are rounded modern Chai earrings. They are small but very well made. They are ideal for young girls or second...
Visual symbols are common in Jewish culture and represent spiritual tenants of the faith. Most recognizable is the Star of David, which is a symbol of the faith as a whole. There are several other symbols that hold deep spiritual meanings; Chai is one of those symbols.
In Hebrew, Chai is steeped in meaning. Chai contains two letters of the Hebrew alphabet: "chet" and "yod". Together they mean "life", and it is one of the more recognized symbols in Judaism. With special emphasis on celebrating and loving life in Jewish culture, Chai is especially symbolic. Chai has a simple meaning with layers of significance.
Hebrew words are given a numerical value, and the number 18 is especially spiritual. The two letters "chet" and "yud", which make up the word Chai, are given the values of 8 and 10 respectively. In Jewish culture, monetary gifts are usually given in multiples of $18 to express the giving of a good life.
Chai is used in many essential places in Jewish culture, you toast "L'Chaim!" which means "To life!". Chai can also represent the value of the Jewish people as a nation. "Am Yisrael Chai" is a saying which means, "The nation Israel lives". It depicts the meaningfulness of the life of the Jews past, present, and future and links the Jewish community together as a whole.
Dating back to the 18th century, Jews in Eastern Europe began to see Chai as symbol that brings blessing and protection. Because of it's significance, jewelry, such as these beautiful stud and dangle earrings, are often worn. The symbol is seen as one that bestows good luck and protection upon the life of the wearer. It represents the hope that one has in the preservation of life.
These earrings are perfect for special events or everyday wear. They would be an especially meaningful gift for the person who deserves to be bestowed upon the gift of hope and life.