$5 OFF ALL GIFTS OVER $40 THROUGH 11/22/13. USE CODE H22
What I love most about Jami Miyamoto’s designs is the beautiful, detailed art work in each piece. Jami started her company, Studio Roja, over 16 years ago. She creates mezuzahs, necklaces, and wall hamsas that each tell a story and capture the symbolism and beauty of Judaism.
A few years ago I interviewed Jami, who is Japanese, and asked her what inspired her to make Judaica:
“I got into Judaica because a friend suggested it to me. She was doing mostly Judaica and thought my style of design would lend itself to Judaica. I’ve always been familiar with everything Jewish and have been interested in Jewish traditions. Growing up in Los Angeles, I’ve had a lot of Jewish friends. As a matter of fact, my 4 best friends are Jewish and I’ve had 3 Jewish boyfriends, so I’ve gone to many, many Passover dinners and Hanukkah parties. I even have a menorah that we put out during the holidays because my daughter thinks that it’s all part of the holiday tradition. I think I was Jewish in my last life ” Read the rest of Jami’s interview.
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$5 OFF ALL PURCHASES OVER $40 THROUGH 11/8/13. USE CODE 118
Today is November 1, 2013, so that means that Hanukkah is VERY VERY soon! The first night of Hanukkah is Wednesday, November 27, 2013. We have a great selection of gifts under $40 which include meaningful, cute, practical, and unique gifts for friends, teachers, and family. Last year, the Traveler’s Prayer Keychain for $30 was very popular, and the wine stoppers were very popular Hanukkah gifts. The Michal Golan black hamsa bracelet for $38 is popular all year long and the Whitney Howard Star of David Wax Seal Necklace for $20 is also very popular.
Our all time most popular item is the Michal Golan Crystal and Gold Evil Eye necklace for $85. It doesn’t fall into our “Under $40″ category, but since Christina Milian just wore it on Good Morning America on Monday 10/28/13, I wanted to show off the beautiful picture of Christina wearing the necklace. Our other famous celebrity who loves this necklace is Melissa Gorga, who wore it a few times on Real Housewives of New Jersey.
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Also check out these other popular Hanukkah gifts:
$10 OFF ALL STUDIO JERE KIPPOT THROUGH 10/31/13. USE CODE SJ31
Jere Moskovitz of Studio Jere contacted me a few months ago to show me her handmade beaded wire and ribbon kippot for women and I loved them immediately! I love the colors, the beads, and the interwoven ribbon. Her knitted kippot have a random design in the wire (the top right kippah is knitted) and her crocheted kippahs have a more organized pattern of rows in which she weaves the ribbon. The ribbons in many of Jere’s wire kippot are multicolored, so the colors appear randomly in the kippah, making each wire kippot unique. Jere uses Czech glass beads and Japanese seed beads to accent the edge of the kippah.
Jere learned to sew, knit, and crochet from her mother and grandmother as a young girl. She developed a love of all types of fibers, yarns and textile techniques, especially the mixing of colors and textures. She received her BFA in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and spent over 20 years in the Apparel industry. In 2011, she applied her love of knitting and crocheting to wire and Studio Jere was born! Each wire kippot with beads and ribbon is unique and no two are alike.
A handmade kippah by Studio Jere would make a wonderful Hanukkah gift. The prices range from $90 to $125. Also check out these other popular Hanukkah gifts:
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$10 OFF THE ENTIRE YONATAN COLLECTION THROUGH 10/25/13. USE CODE 1025
I met French jeweler and Judaic artist, Jean Huffenus, (Hebrew name, Yonatan) at the Philadelphia Buyer’s Market of American Craft about 3 years ago. His beautiful sterling silver Judaic jewelry designs are magnificent! He trained at the prestigious Ecole du Louvre and worked in some of the most famous artist studios in Europe including Cartier and Van Cleef.
Jean, who is not Jewish, lived in Israel and volunteered during the war in 1967. He was given the name ‘Yonatan” when he lived in Israel. When Jean decided to create a collection all his own, it was the memories of when he lived in Eretz, Israel that would kindle his artistic vision.
Encouraged by centuries of Jewish art, the Yonatan Collection was created in 1990, along with the artist’s creative partner and muse, Leslie. The collection draws inspiration from the interwoven elements of art, symbol and spirit and is named for the artist’s Hebrew name, Yonatan, which he signs on every hand finished piece.
In July 2009, Jean’s signature Chai Heart traveled aboard the space shuttle Endeavor for a 16 day travel in space.
Hanukkah is just over a month away and the first night is on Wednesday, November 27. It is not too soon to start shopping for your Hanukkah Gifts. Check out Handmade Hanukkah Gifts for gift ideas. About a year ago, I wrote an article and compiled over 50 photographs of Ancient Menorahs. It is a fascinating article. Check it out!
I admired Jean’s Lotus Ring with Pink Tourmaline stones for over a year, and bought it for myself recently for my birthday. I wear it on my middle finger and it is just gorgeous.
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$10 OFF ALL GIFTS OVER $50 THROUGH 10/17/13. USE CODE 1017
I am so thrilled for Steven Bronstein of Blackthorne Forge that his beautiful Hanukkah menorah was chosen for the 2013 Hanukkah stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service! What a huge honor! A few years ago, a photo was taken of Steven and me at the New York International Gift Fair.
Steven, a blacksmith, started his company, Blackthorne Forge, over 30 years ago. All of his pieces are made from forged metal and are dramatic, substantial, and rooted in tradition.
Not only do I love his menorahs, but his Passover Seder plates are the coolest Seder plates you’ve ever seen! His Sabbath candlesticks are modern and stylish.
Remember, Hanukkah is early this year . The first night is on Wednesday, November 27, and the second night of Hanukkah is on Thanksgiving! I read that Hanukkah will not happen again so early for another 17,811 years so enjoy the novelty of celebrating THANKSGIVUKKAH this year!
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$10 OFF ALL GIFTS OVER $50 THROUGH 10/10/13. USE CODE 1010
A Star of David necklace is a wonderful gift to give for any occasion. Whether it is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift, a Hanukkah gift, an anniversary or birthday gift, a Star of David is represents not only the Jewish faith, but it is the symbol of the State of Israel.
It is not easy to find unique Star of David necklaces for men, but there are three shown above that are very popular – the round Priestly Blessing necklace by Michael Bromberg (bottom left), the gold and silver mezuzah pendant (middle) by Michael Bromberg with a Star of David on one side and a shin on the other side, and the Star of David on leather by Cynthia Gale. This necklace is, by far, our most popular Jewish star necklace for men and women. It is a favorite for a Bar Mitzvah gift and for Hanukkah.
The Whitney Howard Wax Seal Star of David for $20 is also very popular, especially for Hanukkah. It is double-sided with the Star of David on one side, and “To Life” on the other side. It is made from pewter.
Receive $10 off your purchase of ANY Jewish gift through October 10, 2013. Use coupon code 1010. See our entire collection of Star of David Jewelry.
$10 OFF ALL ROSH HASHANA GIFTS THROUGH 8/22/13. USE CODE RH2013
I hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer. It’s hard to believe that the Jewish holidays are just a few weeks away. The first night of Rosh Hashanah is Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Our artists have created a beautiful collection of handmade apple and honey dishes to celebrate the New Year. Each one of these pieces would make a great centerpiece for your holiday table.
Receive $10 off your purchase of any Rosh Hashanah gift through August 22, 2013. Use coupon code RH2013. See our entire collection of Rosh Hashanah gifts.
You can learn more about Rosh Hashanah in our article, “What is Rosh Hashanah?”
L’Shana Tova! Have a sweet New Year!
Have a great day!
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL MEN’S JEWISH JEWELRY THRU 6/10/13. CODE FD13.
Father’s Day is less than 2 weeks away on June 16, 2013. Is isn’t easy finding unique and beautiful Jewish jewelry for men, so I’m always happy when an artist creates a piece for men that I love. The jewelry shown above is designed by artists Michael Bromberg, Cynthia Gale, Eduardo Milieris, and Jean Huffenus. Check out our entire collection of Men’s Jewish Jewelry.
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If you need help picking out a perfect gift, please write or give me a call!
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL MICHAL GOLAN STARS THRU 5/31/13. CODE MG.
Michal Golan is one of our best selling artists at Jewish Gift Place. Michal, an Israeli born painter, printer, and jewelry designer, creates her handmade jewelry in her New York City studio. Michal’s designs are inspired by Byzantine and Victorian jewelry with its generous use of gemstones and pearls. Another source of her inspiration is Middle Eastern art, particularly Mosaic styles, which is apparent in her lavish decorations and use of brilliant colors.
When I first started Jewish Gift Place 6 years ago, Michal Golan was the first artist that I bought jewelry from because I fell in love with her hamsa necklaces. When I launched the website, the very first sale I made was a Michal Golan black hamsa necklace, which was the necklace that my mother-in-law, Linda, was wearing, which I admired, and how I discovered Michal Golan in the first place.
A few years ago, I added Michal Golan’s Evil Eye jewelry to the website, and the Michal Golan Crystal and Gold Evil Eye Pendant Necklace became wildly popular after Melissa Gorga of New Jersey Housewives wore it on TV and told all her fans where to buy it on her blog.
We added Michal Golan’s Star of David jewelry to the website only a few months ago, and they have become the best selling Star of David jewelry on the site! They are reasonably priced, from $45 to $80, and the bright, beautiful colors of the beads and semi-precious stones, and the gorgeous designs, make these necklaces the perfect gift for a Bat Mitzvah, graduation present, birthday present, or gift for any occasion.
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I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
If you need help picking out a perfect gift, please write or give me a call!
Did it seem like an abnormally long winter to you? While the holidays and first snowfalls can be exciting, the warmer weather and longer days have been a long time coming. Jewish Gift Place wishes everyone a very happy Memorial Day weekend!
Of course, we can’t forget the real reason America began celebrating Memorial Day; to honor all the men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. The tradition began shortly after the Civil War, to play homage to both Union and Confederate soldiers. Other traditions to celebrate the occasion are visiting military cemeteries, lowering the American flag to half mast, and public eulogies for the fallen men and women. Jewish Gift Place joins the nation in commemorating the spirit of all those who have lost their lives in the fight for America’s freedom!
On the lighter side of things, Memorial Day is often marked with barbecues, beach visits, and parades through town squares. The oldest recorded parade for Memorial Day was in 1868, in Ironton, Ohio. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. Because of the timing of the day, the celebrations grew to include the unofficial start of summer.
Jewish Gift Place hopes everyone has a happy, safe weekend. Here’s hoping the weather stays nice for your plans and that the beginning of this new season is a welcomed change.