I Am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine

Ani Le Dodi Ring

As summer heats up, love is definitely in the air. There are millions of ways to express feelings of love to our beloved. A surprise weekend getaway, romantic dinner by the beach, bouquet of fragrant summer flowers, or — a timeless piece of meaningful jewelry.

In the old days, unique jewelry was handcrafted out of precious metals like gold and silver. Adorned with precious and semi precious stones, the most beautiful and meaningful pieces were inscribed with heartfelt messages.

In Jewish tradition, jewelry represented social status and often carried not only ornamental but also spiritual elements.  A combination of culture and fashion, Jewish jewelry is rich in spiritual and symbolic meaning. From elaborate engravings, to inscriptions with deeply meaningful messages — Jewish jewelry inspires love, passion and devotion.

A particularly touching affirmation in Jewish jewelry is a Hebrew phrase taken from the Song of Songs: “Ani Le Dodi Ve Dodi Li” which means — “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”.

These sacred words embody a love that is beyond the material world. Symbolic of the love between two people, the phrase also suggests a deeper connection between man and God.

Embossed on a ring, the phrase “I am my beloved’s …” makes a perfect wedding ring for a traditional Jewish wedding.  It’s also a piece that can be passed down from generation to generation, along with family stories and traditions.

For more Jewish jewelry with “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” message, check out our Western Wall jewelry collection. There you’ll find unique, handmade pieces of jewelry and the most meaningful expressions of love.