Large Silver Hoshen Gemstone Earrings
925 Sterling Silver
Size: 0.6" X 0.7" / 1.5 cm X 1.8 cm
These stunning earrings are a representation of the Choshen Mishpat, the High Priest's breastplate as mentioned in the Bible, containing 12 gemstones: one for each tribe of Israel.
The Hoshen Mishpat was the breastplate worn by the Jewish High Priest in the days of Jerusalem’s Holy Temple. There were 12 precious stones on the Hoshen, as mentioned in Book of Exodus (28:15-30), representing the twelve tribes of Israel: Ruby, Garnet, Citrine, Blue Topaz, Topaz, Sapphire, Peridot, Onyx, Emerald, Diamond, Amethyst, Aquamarine. Today, the elegant design of the Hoshen makes a beautiful decorative motif throughout Jewish art and jewelry.