Ancient Coin Necklace
This necklace design, dating back to the Second Temple period is a replica of a half shekel coin. The half shekel coin was used in the time of the Tabernacle as well as in the First and Second Temples as a way to count the people or as gifts to the priests.
Rafael Jewelers is a 5th generation artisan jeweler with quite an impressive family history. It is run by Rafael Saadia and his son Maor, from their Jerusalem studio. Rafael is a Jew of Yemenite descent. His ancestors were appointed to be the personal jewelers for Yemen’s royal family. Rafael uses the ancient art of filigree - patterned work of fine gold and silver wires formed into delicate designs, together with modern styles and designs.
Materials: Sterling Silver