Collection Investigation: Chello to Chanukah

The Holiday Season is upon us and *New Releases* are now available to celebrate the gifting season. Each jewelry item is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and tells a unique story. Read below for a fun twist on the collection, just in time for Hanukah!

Hanukah is the Jewish wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with eight nights of menorah lighting, special prayers, games, and foods. The holiday celebrates the Maccabees, the Jewish rebel group that led a revolt to reclaim the Temple and miraculously burned a very small amount of oil for eight straight nights.

While the spelling of Channukah/Hannukah/Hanukka/Hanuka/Chanukah is often debated, the beauty of the holiday's palette is not. Chanukah is known for its celestial blue, silver, and chocolate gold coins--colors that Original Eve celebrates throughout our collections!

So spin that dreidel and spin through 8 Original Eve items that Hershel the Hanukah Goblin can leave under the Menorah for someone special in your life!

Just like the Maccabees, Kyanite is tough! And it's not just tough in one direction! Kyanite is a stone known for having variable hardness depending on which axis of the crystal is being examined.

No matter which direction you are looking, one thing is sure: It will be hard for her to say no to this beautiful blue bauble this Holiday Season! ;-)

On Hanukah, a dreidel (a spinning top) is used to play a fun gambling game with a pot of gold coins bartered throughout the evening! On a dreidel, there is a Hebrew letter printed on each of the four sides.

When your dreidel spin lands on the first letter, “hay” (ה), you take half of the pot of chocolate coins.

I have to say: whoever lands with these half blue and half white Trolleite in Quartz earrings will win the whole pot in my book! With an elongated silhouette (just like candles in the menorah) and beautiful 18k recycled yellow gold "flames" perched on top, these earrings are a Hanukah miracle of beauty!

If your dreidel lands on “gimmel” (ג), you get to take the whole pot of chocolate gold coins! Yum!

Personally, I'd pass on the chocolate if I had an opportunity to say, "Gimmel me those gorgeous Blue Opal Azores Earrings!"

A land on “shin” (ש) and you must put your own chocolate coins into the pot.

With a sleight of hand and this opal statement ring on your finger, you may be able to mesmerize your competition. When they are fully enthralled, try to convince them to put their own chocolate into the pot!

Regardless of tricking the other players, I'd rather have a coin of opal on my hand than a coin of chocolate in my stomach!

If your dreidel lands on the final letter, “nun” (נ), the rule is that nothing happens. People say "something" is better than "nothing", but I have to disagree! A bit of "nun" can provide a chance for meditation on what will inevitably become a winning streak for the wearer of these streaked Blue Lace Agate earrings.

A gemstone known for its unique banded pattern of blue and white, blue lace agate is believed to have a soothing effect on the wearer. Pair the calm of this stone with the flicker of candlelight and you will be sure to relax the recipient of these earrings into a glorious post-latke trance.