The Chai is one of the more popular Judaica symbols. Chai which is represented by the number 18 in Jewish numerology translates to "life" or "living". The Chai signifies a long life and Chai jewelry is powerful on its own and can often be found interwoven with other Jewish symbols like a Star of David or Tree of life. Chai necklaces in both gold and silver make great bar-mitzvah gifts and Chai bracelets are great bat-mitzvah gifts!
Make a statement with these very cute 925 sterling silver chai post earrings. They are simple and affordable. These earrings come with nut backings. Length: 3/16" Width: 3/16" also available...
925 Sterling Silver Chai Cufflinks Length: 1/2" Width: 3/8"
This stunning pendant is made 925 Sterling Silver. It is a solid, thick and substantial Chai pendant. The chai is written in a masculine font that is very clear to...
925 Sterling Silver Pendant that says Chai (in Hebrew) and Y'all in English Length (including bail): 3/4" Width: 9/16"
925 Sterling Silver Chai Chai hangs from a red leather bracelet with a sterling silver lobster clasp 7" long Chai measures 1/2" long by 5/16" wide Also available in turquoise...
14k white gold Modern solid Chai pendant Beautifully finished on both sides Length (including bail): 1" Width: 5/8"
This 14k yellow gold, solid chai pendant is finished beautifully on both sides to a high polish. The serif Hebrew font gives this chai a bold, vintage, and masculine look....
This stunning necklace is made of Sterling Silver and black leather. It is a large double Chai with an oxidized finish that hangs from a braided black leather chain with a...
925 Sterling Silver Signet style ring with a Chai Filigree design, oxidized finish The face of the ring measures 7/16" by 5/16" The ring is available in size 5, 6,...
925 Sterling Silver Chai cut out of round pendant Rounded pendant with smooth finish Length (including bail): 3/4" Width: 1/2"
925 Sterling Silver Solid Hamsa Pendant with a Chai at the top Filigree design with oxidized finish Pendant hangs from a stationary bail Length (including bail): 1 1/8" Width: 13/16"...
925 Sterling Silver Hamsa with Chai in the center Hamsa hangs from a red leather bracelet with a sterling silver lobster clasp 7" long Hamsa measures 7/8" long by 5/8"...
14k yellow gold The pendant says Chai in Hebrew and Y'all in English High polished and beautifully finished Length (including bail): 11/16" Width: 9/16"
925 Sterling Silver Solid Silver Pendant Chai cut out of the lower corner Length (including bail): 1 1/8" Width: 5/8" Comes on a "ball" style chain Available in 20", 24"...
This beautiful 14k yellow gold chai pendant is solid, substantial, and finished to a high polish on both sides. The chai is in a style reminiscent of a Torah script....
This is a lovely chai pendant in 14k white gold. The large, flat design straddles both modern and traditional styles, with a more modern chai script and filigree cuts. Length...
925 Sterling Silver Outline of a Hamsa with Chai in the middle Length (including bai): 7/8" Width: 1/2"
This is a reversible 925 Sterling Silver pendant. One side features a chai on top of a tree of life. The other side is the tree of life. Both sides are...
This stunning chai pendant is made of sterling silver and has an inlay of vibrant blue crushed opal. The chai has elegant curves. It is small but solid and substantial. ...
925 Sterling Silver Large and rugged Chai pendant Hangs from an 18" braided leather chain with a sterling silver clasp Pendant length: 1 1/8" (including bail) Pendant width: 1"
925 Sterling Silver Fish wire hook with 2 dangling charms encircled Chai and open heart Length: 1 1/8" Width: 3/8"
925 Sterling Silver Chai on fish wire hook Length: 7/8" Width: 5/16"
14k yellow gold Chai pendant with textured tree of life motif Diamond cut accents Stationary bail Length (including bail): 3/4" Width: 3/4"
14k yellow gold Small encircled Chai pendant Diamond cut accents Length (including bail): 5/8" Width: 7/16"
14k yellow gold Modern Chai ring Face of the ring measures 3/8" by 5/16" Ring is available in size 4-8 Please contact us for availability of additional sizes
14k white gold Small rounded Chai pendant Length (including bail): 5/8" Width: 7/16" Recommended chain: Box Chain Also available in yellow gold
925 Sterling Silver Large flat Chai pendant Length (including bail): 1 3/16" Width: 1 1/16"
925 Sterling Silver Solid and smooth, finished beautifully on both sides Height (including bail): 15/16" Width: 5/8"
925 Sterling Silver solid and smooth, beautifully finished on both sides, large bail Height (including bail): 3/4" Width: 7/16"
Sterling Silver Chai pendant with swirl design Length (including bail): 7/8" Width: 3/4" Recommended Chain: Box Chain
This stunning necklace is made of 14k yellow gold. Its a hard pendant with a Chai inside, its the thicker part of the heart design. The pendant is well made...
14k white gold Modern Chai pendant, solid and smooth finish on both sides Length (including bail): 5/8" Width: 7/16"
14k Yellow & White Gold 2 fully cut and polished white diamonds Total carat weight: 0.05 carats Length (including bail): 3/4" Width: 1/2"
This adorable necklace is made of 925 Sterling Silver. Its a box chain with two charms dangling from it. One of our favorite necklaces among young girls, this lovely necklace...
925 Sterling Silver Necklace with 2 charms on it (1) Modern Chai pendant with an oxidized finish (1) Peace Sign Comes on a box chain, available in 16" or 18'...
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...
925 Sterling Silver Chai Chai hangs from a turquoise leather bracelet with a sterling silver lobster clasp 7" long Chai measures 1/2" long by 5/16" wide Also available in red...
This Chai pendant is made of 14k yellow gold. It is a flat Chai with an intricate filigree design cut out of it. It is beautifully finished and all high...
925 Sterling Silver Modern double Chai pendant Oxidized finish, stationary bail Length (including bail): 1 1/8" Width: 7/8"
14k yellow gold Beautifully made solid thick Chai pendant "Oriental" style, modern and masculine Length (including bail): 7/8" Width: 5/8"
925 Sterling Silver Chai pendant Elegant filigree design with oxidized finish Length (including bail): 3/4" Width: 3/4" Also available in 14k white gold
925 Sterling silver Small solid Star of David Pendant Chai in the center Textured pattern and oxidized finish Length (including bail):15/16" Width: 9/16"
This lovely pendant is made of 14k white gold. It is a small round pendant with a Chai in the center. The pendant is flat but solid and very well...
14k yellow gold Modern Chai Pendant 1 bezel set fully cut and polished natural diamond set at the bottom of the pendant Hangs from a stationary bail Length (including bail):...
14k yellow gold Solid, high polished chai 1 bezel set diamond in the Yod Diamond is natural, fully cut and polished Total carat weight: Length (including bail): 5/8" Width: 7/16"...
925 Sterling Silver Flat, matte Chai pendant Length (including bail): 1" Width: 7/8"
14k yellow gold Chai in a circular frame Diamond cut accents Length (including bail): 7/8" Width: 11/16"
925 Sterling Silver Signet style ring with Chai in the center Solid, square design, oxidized finish Face of the ring measures 7/16" by 3/8" Available in size 7,8,9
Many people are familiar with the traditional Jewish toast, l’chaim, and many may even know that it translates as “to life” in English. It is less known, however, that the word Chai carries an important symbolism in Judaism and Jewish culture. Chai, referring to the concept of living, originates in the Hebrew word for life. For this reason, the Hebrew letters of the word are used as a visual motif that represent long life and prosperity. These letters also add up to the number 18, which has a longstanding history in Jewish numerology. Giving 18 gifts, or the multiples of 18, such as 36, is culturally appropriate in Judaism. It is often referred to as “giving life,” which refers to the Chai symbol's original meaning.
Giving the Chai symbol as a gift expresses good wishes and carries the giver’s wish of long life and happiness to the recipient. For this reason, jewelry marked with the Chai symbol is appropriate for many occasions. Medallions, either as a Chai pendant or in combination with the Star of David, can express an affirmation of life for those fighting with an illness. The palm shaped Hamsa pendants with the Chai symbol can be perfect gifts for expecting mothers and new parents. These two powerful symbols of Jewish heritage combine a wish for life and protection against evil.
Yet Chai jewelry and its symbolic meaning is not only for women. The masculine version of Chai, Chayim, can be expressed in signet rings and cuff-links. These, along with pendants, are very popular presents for men, as they express good wishes for the wearer as well as remind them to the significance of keeping Israel and Jewish traditions alive. Referring to the resiliency of Jewish people and Judaism, Chai developed a particular meaning in the 20th century as a response to the Holocaust. The symbolism of Chai reinforces the continuity of the Jewish faith and people from ancient times to contemporary society.
The meaning of Chai permeates Jewish culture as it carries within it the wish of longevity. For this reason, jewelry bearing the symbol of Chai will always be a welcome present. Wishing good, long, and prosperous life to our loved ones, friends, and even our business associates is a sentiment well received and appreciated. Mezuzah pendants with the symbol of Chai can be the perfect gift for the first home-buyers or young people moving away from their families for the first time. Chai jewelry is also a good gift option to non-Jewish people. Selecting the right style of Chai jewelry that fits the recipient’s taste is just as important as sharing the symbolism of Chai. Wishing long life unto another person will create a bond that lasts forever.