Why We’re Wearing a Seal of Solomon Necklace

Have you ever received a gift that made you ecstatic?
A gift given to you with the intention to make you feel better?

Before telling about that gift, I wanted to share Art’s story.

Art, a business partner, was feeling a bit down. Things weren’t going in the direction that he wanted, his own business was horribly slow, and he was suffering from back problems. One afternoon, out of nowhere his close friend gave him a necklace and said, “wear this.”

And he did.

Things started picking up– business improved and so did life.

But that necklace, it was falling apart. The plating was coming off, his neck was turning green.
Others with similar necklaces were asking him to repair and re-plate the silver color on their pendants.

There seemed to be a trend.

Men wanted jewelry, and wanted jewelry with meaning.

The two of us, Art and I, started talking about this idea of jewelry that heals from the inside of your soul. We started researching exactly what was this necklace that he was given.

A Seal of Solomon


What is a Seal of Solomon and who was Solomon?


There are 72 Seals of Solomon, all made by King Solomon from Biblical times. He was perhaps the wisest man who ever lived. Author of not only most of the Book of Proverbs, which has over 3,000 proverbs in it, but the Song of Solomon a collection of love poems, and the Book of Ecclesiastes. G-d gifted King Solomon with unsurpassed wisdom and he ruled Jerusalem for 40 years of peace and much prosperity– he was born in 848 BCE and died at the age of 52 in 796 BCE. 

So, what do the Seals mean?

Solomon, a King, that could speak directly to G-d, was also gifted with the ability to command and control demons and speak to animals. It is said he received a signet ring, with a magical seal and drawing that held supernatural powers.

All in all there are 72 Seals. Each one has its own unique meaning that varies from success to health and recovery to that of love. Each seal empcompasses the cosmic order, the skies, movement of the stars in their spheres, and the perpetual flow between heaven and earth and the elements of air and fire. King Solomon’s Seals combine strength, beauty, symbolism and illustrative quality and all within a geometric figure.

That is a ton of information!

You know, many of the abstract figures and diagrams that were found on these seals are encompassed in all three monotheistic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The seals are not religious oriented, but are more centered around the celestial stars and geometrical figures. Basically, a universal symbol for protection that hold magical powers to ward off evil forces, and are not associated with one religion or people.



So, that is the history behind the Seals. Amazing, right? It’s totally mind-blowing!!

The next task, after we researched the seals, was how to design and create one that is hip, modern in style and durable. We aren’t reinventing the wheel, that was invented a long, long time ago, but what we wanted to do was to make one better.

The first inspiration, besides the seal itself, was creating a frame for the pendant. We chose a wax letter-stamp seal as the border. Then we cast the piece in sterling silver, deciding on a 2 inch diameter.  Silver, being a precious metal,  will prevent discoloration and bring you years of wear and enjoyment.

Which Seals to Use?

We thought long and hard on which two seals to place on the necklace and we came up with one for wealth and honor.  The Fourth Pentacle of Jupiter, taking its wording from Psalm 112:3 “Wealth and Riches are in His house, and His righteousness endureth forever.”  The other is from the Sixth Pentacle of Jupiter, used for protection against all earthly dangers. Surrounding this seal are the Seraph, Kerub, Ariel, and Tharsis; the four Rulers of the Elements from Psalm 22:16 “They pierced my hands and my feet, I may tell all my bones.”

What is the legend of buying or gifting the Seal of Solomon?

The story about gifting this necklace, like the one that began with a gift to Art, is based only on our experience, brought to us by Armenian folklore– we googled and googled it and found no answer on the practices of gifting a Seal. The best answer is really no answer.   Sorry to say.

If you’d like to buy a Seal of Solomon for a loved one, in need of business success and wealth, as well as protection from all earthly dangers, please see our seals online at Amazon. And we’ll keep you posted on more designs to come.


Seal of Solomon Sterling Silver Necklace


King Solomon Seals were created by King Solomon and are used by all three religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. They allow people to feel an invincible power of ancient knowledge and experience enormous charges of energy. They also help people to reshape their destiny and enhance their quality of life. If you’d like to gift a Seal of Solomon made from the precious metal, sterling silver, we are sharing Alef Bet Jewelry’s link here.








What’s! It’s Not Silver– it’s Pewter?

That looks just like silver, but you’re telling me it isn’t??!!




Pewter is a precious metal, just not as precious as platinum, gold or silver.   It is the 4th most popular metal that is used for jewelry making, so basically the term fine-precious metal is more exact.  That being said, it is used quite a lot in making jewelry that looks and feels just like sterling silver, but at a fraction of the cost.


Pewter is a metal that is 90% tin mixed in with a bit of copper and has a very low melting point, which makes it easy to pour into a jewelry mold.  It is also much cheaper than silver or gold, so the price is a lot less.  Many times jewelers will practice the first rendition of a piece of jewelry using pewter.  It also melts rather quickly, at 550 degrees, so it can quickly be tossed back into the fire.

When pewter is high polished, it actually does look like silver.  But, for a much cheaper price.  The ease of caring for it is simple, which is probably why it was so commonly used in many households back in the Middle Ages.  Cups, plates, figurines, but never weapons due to its softness and low melting point, have been found.  When something was “banged” up, they just remelted it and made it over again, as the website Askmrjewelry comments.

The older pewter, or antique pewter, has a beautiful patina finish on it– almost like an oxidized appearance.  This is extremely attractive when combined with leather.


Here is an example of how nicely the leather looks with a pewter design.  There is a patina finish on it, making the lettering “pop” so you can see the details nicely.  This happens to be the Shema Israel Hebrew Blessing.


Here is another example of a design for men with leather, showing a Jewish Star emblem.

The durability for pewter is also perfect for jewelry, as it does not tarnish and is simple to clean.  Just use a damp cloth with a very small amount of soap and rub it over the metal.  Dry it after, and it is back to “new” again.

Alef Bet’s mens’ pewter and leather collection can be found exclusively on Amazon.com.

To see the entire collection click here.


What’s On the Gifting Table for Dads this Father’s Day

Trees | Father’s Day?

What’s up with that?

We have this fancy shamcy image to show you the great gift you can give your dad this Father’s Day. Pretty good with the graphics, right?

Father's Day gift idea in jewelry


Why a tree? What does it symbolize?


Well, it’s pretty simple: a dad is symbolically the roots of a family, and the kids and grandkids are the branches and the beauty of the life extended from him. Without a dad in your life, perhaps you wouldn’t have grown up to the apple of his eye? See the tree relevancy here?

Trees make wonderful gifts, so if you don’t think he will rock this dog tag necklace, perhaps plant a tree in his honor and tell him you are watching it grow just as he is watching, loving and nurturing you to do the same.


What we love about this tree is that a tattoo artist actually drew the image and we converted it into a pendant.  The style is edgy, perfect for a guy that loves jewelry.


We’re created a video to show you the style and features about the pendant.  Check it out here 

And to buy the necklace go to www.alefbet.com


Men’s Leather Judaic Bracelet

Shema Bracelet
Shema Yisrael Bracelet
Chai Bracelet on leather
Leather bracelet with Hebrew Chai

Always we wonder what to buy men for gifts.  Our new designs are on a leather band and have Hebrew wording on the face.

Shema Yisrael, the most important Hebrew prayer says, “Hear O’Israel, the Lord is One, the Lord is Our G-d.” 
Chai is a combination of two Hebrew letters which together say, “Life.”  Life— what is more important that Life?  Celebrate each day, live life to the fullest, be healthy and happy– LIFE!
Both bracelets are adjustable, so a woman can wear these lovely designs.  But, honestly, they were designed with a man’s wrist in mind!