• Love snakes? The best in serpent jewelry

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    SERPENT JEWELRY

    A potent symbol of things like fertility, salvation, and wisdom in many spiritual circles-the serpent remains a protector and a fashion staple. The following designers showcase their takes on the coiling creature and we present our picks for the best in serpent jewelry.

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    Thalia Jewelry

    Diamond snake ring signifies re-birth and renewal-usually worn heads up. Can be ordered with a diamond or ruby head.

    18k gold and diamond snake ring $2950

    Thalia Jewelry Diamond Snake Ring

    Bittersweets NY

    Featuring tiny carved snakes going end to end. Available in yellow, white, green or rose gold.

    Serpentina Ring $395

    Bittersweet NY Serpentina Ring

    Elsa Peretti

    The modern serpentine from Elsa Peretti for Tiffany's. In sterling silver.

    Snake Ring $450

    Elsa Peretti Serpent Ring

    NECK & NECK

    D. Jo Jewelry

    Rolled gold with a garnet eye, 14k yellow gold filled chain. From the Aphrodite Collection

    Ever After Necklace $200

    D. Jo Jewelry Ever After Necklace Serpent Jewelry

    Jennifer Zeuner

    With a glinting diamond eye this is a fashionable way to celebrate Adam and Eve. In vermeil, silver or 14k gold.

    Alves Necklace $176

     

     

    Jennifer Zeuner Alves Necklace Serpent Jewelry

    Aurelie Bidermann

    A choker of fertility in 18k gold plate.

    Tao Snake Necklace  675 Euro

    Aurelie Bidermann Tao snake necklace

     

    ALL IN THE WRIST

     

    Stine A. Jewelry

    Simple silver snake armband, for the inner Goddess.

    Snake Bracelet $190

    Stine A Jewelry Snake Bracelet

    Sophie by Sophie

    In rhodium plated silver with sapphire eyes, this dainty snake bracelet has mighty power.

    Snake Bracelet with Sapphires  99 Euro

    Sophie By Sophie Snake Bracelet

    The Met Museum Store

    This replica is from a mold of an Egyptian bracelet from around 300-250 B.C. and in 14k gold overlay.

    Snake Bracelet $85

    Met Museum Store Snake Bracelet

    Serpent jewelry has clearly been around for centuries and continues to inspire artists. There are many ways to reinterpret the snake as jewelry and represent it's mythology and spirituality through design. Rebirth, renewal, fertility, protection and as the snake sheds its skin we can shed our fashion limitations.

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  • Cool Dreidel Gifts for Hanukkah

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    dreidel gifts

    Is a dreidel a cool gift for Hanukkah? It is if you buy one of these. Before we get to the shopping nuggets let's debrief on what a dreidel is and how it works...

    The dreidel by definition is a small four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side.  Used by the Jews as a gambling game played with a dreidel, especially at Hanukkah, and known primarily as a children's game.

    Probably the most recognized symbol of Hanukkah, the dreidel game consists of spinning the top and guessing which side will will be shown when it stops. On each side of the dreidel there is a Hebrew letter: Nun, Gimmel, Hay, and Shin, which stand for the Hebrew phrase: "Nes Gadol Haya Sham.” When translated this means, “A great miracle happened there.” Love that. 

    Shopping for a dreidel has gotten pretty mainstream, so that said- here are FAITHHAUS' 5 picks from boutique to big box store.

     

    pottery barn kids dreidel
    This cute little kit at Pottery Barn Kids comes with an embroidered bag, coins and a wooden dreidel all for $16.99 on sale.

     

    the jewish museum dreidel
    We love anything made from recycled magazines, wish we could build a house of them! So we were so excited to find this at The Jewish Museum Store and they are the exclusive retailer. $16.

    land of nod dreidel

    Illustrated by artist Suzy Ultman, these adorable dreidels are sold individually at The Land of Nod for under $4! Painted wood- collect them all.

     

    Tiffany's dreidel
    The quintessential Tiffany's does their dreidel in silver and it comes at a price - $270. An heirloom piece one would cherish forever.

     

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    EVERYTHING Moroccan we say and then we find a dreidel from Quest Collection that is borderline dreamy! Made of silver and pewter and comes with its own little holder.

     

    http://www.sucreshop.com/products/dreidel-dreidel-dreidel
    No! This isn't a dreidel but it IS dreidel utensils. FUN so we had to include! Made of birch wood by Sucre Shop $12 for a package of 20.

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