This gold and silver Priestly Breastplate Necklace by Rafael Jewelers is absolutely stunning. Its gold and silver exterior holds the same 12 precious stones which were on the High Priest’s Breastplate, worn during his service in the Holy Temple. The 12 stones on the Breastplate and on the necklace correspond to the 12 tribes of Israel.
About the Artist
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: Gold, Silver, 12 unique gemstones
Pendant: 2 x 4 cm.