City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Jewelry Catalogue CITY OF DAVID 2015

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Jewelry Catalogue CITY OF DAVID 2015 The City of David in Jerusalem has emerged as one of the most impressive and significant archaeological excavations in the world. World-famous archaeologists are unearthing the history and culture of Jerusalem dating back thousands of years. We are proud to present you with a taste of our 2015 Jewelry Collection, featuring exquisite jewelry that was designed and inspired by actual discoveries made in the City of David’s archaeological excavations. Our collections are created exclusively for the City of David by leading Israeli designers.

Each piece is made in Israel and is crafted using the finest materials.

Photography: Dudy Ardon Catalogue Design: City of David Studio

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Menorah Treasure Collection This collection is inspired by a pure gold medallion that was unearthed in excavations adjacent to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Priestly Blessing Collection This collection is inspired by a small silver scroll that was inscribed with the words from the Priestly Blessing and was worn as a piece of jewelry. 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

David's Harp Collection This collection is inspired by an ancient harp-shaped ornament that is reminiscent of King David’s harp. 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

David's Harp Collection This collection is inspired by an ancient harp-shaped ornament that is reminiscent of King David’s harp. 925 sterling silver 925 sterling silver

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Golden Eternity Collection This collection is inspired by a beautiful column that graced a royal building in the 9th century BCE. 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver and pearls

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Golden Eternity Collection This collection is inspired by a beautiful column that graced a royal building in the 9th century BCE. 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver and pearls

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Queen Helene Collection This collection is inspired by a perfectly preserved gold earring from the Roman period. 14k gold plated silver with a pearl and agate stones 14k gold plated silver with pearls and agate stones

City of David. Jewelry Catalogue 2015.

Queen Helene Collection This collection is inspired by a perfectly preserved gold earring from the Roman period. 14k gold plated silver with a pearl and agate stone 14k gold plated silver with a pearl and agate stones 14k gold plated silver with pearls, Swarovski and agate stones

Pomegranate Bell Collection This collection is inspired by a golden bell that was discovered near the Temple Mount. 14k gold plated silver 14k gold plated silver with carnelian stones 14k gold plated silver

Shiloah Inscription Collection This collection is inspired by the Shiloah Inscription, which was written in ancient Hebrew script. 14k gold plated silver, sterling silver and diamonds 14k gold plated silver and sterling silver 925 sterling silver 925 sterling silver

Pure for God Collection This collection is inspired by a seal inscribed with the Aramaic words“deka leyah”, meaning“pure for god”that likely marked items used in the Temple as pure.

Priestly Blessing Collection This collection is inspired by a small silver scroll that was inscribed with the words from the Priestly Blessing and was worn as a piece of jewelry. 14 gold plated silver and sterling silver 925 sterling silver

The jewelry in this catalog is designed and inspired by discoveries made in archaeological excavations in the City of David and its environs. The City of David’s Archaeological Discoveries Proto-Aeolic Capital This column, considered the most beautiful of its kind ever found in the Land of Israel, was discovered on the slope of the Royal Quarter in the City of David. Dated to the 9th century BCE, the capital once adorned a royal building, possibly even the palace of the House of David. Shiloah Inscription Written in ancient Hebrew script, the inscription describes the completion of the digging of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, a complex feat of engineering undertaken by King Hezekiah towards the end of the 8th century BCE to protect Jerusalem from the perceived Assyrian threat.

Menorah Medallion This impressive golden medallion, embossed with a seven-branched candelabrum, a ram’s horn and a Torah scroll, was found in the Ophel excavations, near the Temple Mount. It was likely used as a Torah scroll ornament, and at 1,400 years old, is the oldest one found to date.

Gold Earring The gold earring, set with pearls and precious stones, was unearthed in an excavation opposite the entrance of the City of David. It is believed to be an heirloom that belonged to a woman of prominent stature who lived during the Roman period, 2,000 years ago. ‘Pure for God’ Seal Bearing the words “Pure for God”, the clay seal was likely used to mark items used in the Second Temple that required a seal of purity. This rare find was discovered during the sifting of archaeological rubble from the Herodian Channel Excavation, near the Western Wall.

Priestly Blessing A tiny silver scroll inscribed with words from the Priestly Blessing was found in a burial cave overlooking the Hinnom Valley.

This incredible discovery provides us with the earliest archaeological evidence of verses of the Bible, predating the Dead Sea Scrolls. King David’s Harp An ancient bronze ornament shaped like a harp was found among rubble that originated from the Temple Mount. King David is famously known for playing the harp, prompting the City of David to designate it as its symbol, long before this similarly looking harp was discovered.

Pomegranate Bell This bell, made of pure gold, was discovered in an underground channel that runs from the southern tip of the City of David to the Temple Mount. Dated to the Roman period, 2,000 years ago, experts say it is possible that the bell adorned the High Priest’s garments.