Do you know the meaning of the Star of David? It is very common to find this symbol in necklaces, bracelets, or earrings for both men and women. The use of symbols in jewelry goes beyond your tastes, interests, or personality.
One of the reasons why it is very common to use the Star of David as jewelry is to reflect our religious side. But it is not the only meaning. We invite you to read this article to learn about the history of one of the most popular symbols in jewelry.
Characteristics of the Star of David
The Star of David is one of the most recognized and universally used religious symbols, next to the cross. Its design is based on two inverted triangles, each placed on top of the other. Or rather, it is composed of two equilateral triangles superimposed forming a 6-pointed star or hexagram.
The Legend of the Star of David
The Star of David (in ancient Hebrew מגן דוד, Magen David or Mogen Dovid in Ashkenazic Hebrew) literally means Shield of David. The name David is formed by the three letters, "Dalet", "Vav" and "Dalet". The letter Dalet is represented in ancient Hebrew by a triangle. King David apparently considered his signature to represent this triangle with six points, since the middle letter, "Vav", means six. Furthermore, each of the six points would symbolize God's power in the universe and His protection in any direction: north, south, east, west, up, and down.
This star has become a symbol of Zionism since the first Basel congress of 1898, and is present on the flag of the State of Israel along with the blue bands of the Talled, indicating why not a few believe it to be a symbol exclusive to Jews.
Before it was known by that name, it was known as the seal of Solomon or Khatam Suleiman for Muslims or Khatam Shlomo for Jews.
Star of David in the Bible and its origin
Some people claim that the star is inspired by King David, more specifically by his shield or that it represents the emblem of the sword. According to the Holy Scriptures, he is the first king placed by God on Earth. David is the one who confronted the giant Goliath becoming a warrior king and conqueror of lands.
King David's son, who would later be known as King Solomon, engraved the fight between David and Goliath on his ring as a symbolic hexagram of that energy and struggle between heaven and earth. That is why it was formerly called Solomon's seal and was later popularized as the Star of David by the Jews.
Most evidence holds that the Star of David is characterized as a powerful ancient symbol, used in witchcraft, occultism, magic, and zodiac studies. However, no historical evidence has been found that can confirm this legend.
For the more religious, the upward star symbolizes our reverence for God and the downward star signifies that God's blessing is on all his followers. This belief was faithfully taken by the Jewish people, who emphasized that the intertwining of the triangles represented a man and a woman. As you know, in addition to being a religious symbol for Jews and an emblem for Israelis, the Star of David also makes a fashion statement when used in fashion designs.
Although popularly associated with Judaism, this symbol is also used in other religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism.
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What is the Star of David used for?
Did you know that the Star of David has been used for thousands of years as a talisman or lucky charm? This symbol is one of the oldest symbols in existence. It brings good luck and health and also connects its wearer with the positive energies of the world.
The Star of David symbolizes the conjunction of the energy of the sky with that of the earth, so it is used as a protective and magical talisman. Generally speaking, it represents the conjunction of the energy of the sky with the energy of the earth. It is known both as a protective symbol and as an alchemical symbol (emblem of fire and water) and even as a decorative element.
For Jewish people it has a more significant symbolism; the six points represent the six days of work, and the hexagon in the center is the Sabbath day, the day of rest for the Jewish people. Although it is true that there are many more meanings for each of the points of the star, this is the most widespread.
In other societies
This Star was adopted by Christians and Muslims at various times, and even has a Hindu name, "shatkona", which shows that beyond the recent appropriation by the Jews, it is a universal symbol.
In fact, Mormons also place the Star of David in their places of worship, where it represents that indispensable union between earth and heaven, with God approaching men and men venerating him.
The Star of David is used in jewelry
Giving the image of the Star of David as a gift can become a precious tradition among family and friends for different special occasions, especially when you want to show affection and protect the other person. It is very common to give jewelry with the Star of David as an amulet. If we keep it close, it will protect us against all evil. Whether you are religious or if you want to make a different and special gift, the Star of David is a detail that will make a difference.
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