When picking out jewelry for your Jewish wedding – whether that means jewelry to wear yourself as the bride, to give as gifts to your bridesmaids, or even cufflinks to give to your groom – of course you want it to be an exquisite piece.
But you probably also want it to be meaningful too. And that’s why I’m so delighted to be sharing one of my favorite sources for wedding jewelry with you, Kanarek Jewelry.
Based in Brooklyn, Yael Kanarek believes that language holds special meaning unique to each individual, and endeavors to capture that beauty in each piece she creates. Her line of fine jewelry based on names, dates, and words – in Hebrew, English, or the language of your choice – brings language to the body in a sophisticated, straddling the line between playful and chic, and she has some great affordable pieces in the lineup.
Any STG grooms who happen to be reading, take note: so many of these pieces would be absolute perfection as gifts to your bride on your wedding day too…
In addition to the beautiful selection of designs on her site, Yael specializes in custom jewelry – how perfect would it be to get a piece with your wedding date, or your names, or a special location or quote that’s meaningful to you as a couple? The sky is really the limit here, and Yael’s worked with many languages (even Sanskrit), so there are plenty of options beyond Hebrew!
We’re so thrilled to be showcasing some of our favorite Jewish wedding-ready pieces from the collection, as well as a few fantastic custom pieces for inspo.
How stylish are these custom cufflinks that Yael made in rhodium-coated sterling silver for a father of the bride? One has the bride’s name written in Hebrew; the other has her brother’s.
These would be fantastic as a gift for your groom to wear on the big day – you could get your name on one and his on the other. Awww!
I am obsessed with Yael’s gorgeous date necklaces. One of these would be such a lovely gift to the bride on the day of her wedding – grooms, take note! This would also be fantastic as an anniversary gift.
This necklace reads “Beshert,” which means “meant to be” in Yiddish. Perfect for a bride on her wedding day, but equally as appropriate for your very best girl(s).
If Hebrew’s not your thing, no worries – there’s tons of awesome Kanarek jewelry in English too. I adore this 18k yellow gold “love” necklace with diamond pave.
I love this Tel Aviv ring in 14k gold – and you could totally get a custom one made with the name of another city. What a beautiful way to honor the place where you got engaged (or where your wedding is), or some other locale that’s significant in your relationship.
This is Yael’s own wedding jewelry! The theme of the wedding bands is “The World is Born in a Hug” in Hebrew (how sweet?!), and the wording is taken from Yaek’s ketubah: “How big is our love? Like the numbers of stars in the universe. Like the number of cells in the body.” LOVE this.
Yael’s silver necklace, accented with diamonds, sapphires, and tourmalines, is super distinctive and lovely too.
Both of the necklaces shown here – an initial necklace and an XO pendant – would make super sweet gifts for your bridesmaids, and again, either of these would work great regardless of your girls’ background – no need for them to be Jewish or know Hebrew whatsoever!
This lovely pendant reads “Ani Le Dodi ve Dodi Li” from the Song of Songs, the Old Testament’s book of love. It translates as “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine. . .” – another one that could not be more perfect as a gift to a bride on her wedding day!
“Be light” stud earrings. Together, the pair reads “Yehi Or,” which in Hebrew means “Let there be light,” from Genesis 1:3. Love these as a tribute to the creation of a new union on your wedding day!
Which piece is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
You can get in touch with Yael at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (516) 778 5320