Mem Paleo Pendant • Hebrew Pendant Series
Wear Your History
Words and writing are central to Jewish identity. The ancient hand that carved and wrote was the inspiration for the pendant series based on Paleo-Hebrew and Hebrew.
The pendant is made of cast-bronze using the ancient lost-wax method and is a signed, limited edition of museum quality. The pendant offers a connection to our past so we feel close to our history.
Inspired by ancient coins and seals, the pendants are worn by women and men for casual or dress attire.
Rich in color, the light affects the polished bronze in various ways as shown by the photos.
Mem is connected to water, you can see it in its shape.
Mem is the first letter of water in the Hebrew mayim.
In Gematria, Mem stands for 40.
Mayim like a river a fluid form like water like mayim.
Twenty-two elemental letters.
God engraved them, carved them, weighed them, permuted them, and transposed them forming with them everything formed and everything destined to be formed….Thus all that is formed, all that is spoken emerges from one name
-Daniel C. Matt, The Essential Kabbalah, Castle Books, New Jersey, 1997, p. 102
Lost-Wax Bronze Casting - an ancient process
These pendants are fine art bronze castings using the lost wax method. The lost wax method of bronze casting was developed in the Ancient Near East in the late 4th millennium BCE, found then both in ancient Ur and Egypt.
This ancient process is used today to create fine art bronzes that embody the artist’s touch. In the pieces, you can see the imprint of the artist’s hand molding clay and modeling wax. It is a labor-intensive process, demonstrating fine craft with 5000 years of history utilized during the time of Abraham.
Mem Paleo-Hebrew Pendant description
Signed, Limited Edition of Museum Quality
Pendant is cast bronze relief, highly polished
• 2-7/8 inches high, 1-1/2 inches wide, 1/8 inch thick
weighs about 3/4 ounce
• Approx. 25 inch leather with recycled 1/2-inch
diameter glass bead
Leather is round in shape and dark brown in color.
Bead color varies within the bead and from bead to
• Necklace slips over your head.