Chai Sterling Silver Necklace

Inscribed on the front with the letters for the word 'life' or 'Chai' in Hebrew. Inscribed with '18' on the back, which is the numerical value for the word life in the Jewish religion.

  • Pendant: 3/4" wide
  • Chain length: 18"
  • Necklace extender available here


The ancient process known as 'gematria' assigns numeric values to the Hebrew alphabet so that each word is attributed to a number. Eighteen is the sum of the letters in 'Chai', making it the numerical value of the word 'life' in Hebrew. Gifts are often made in denominations of eighteen for this reason. 'Chai' has a special meaning in Jewish culture and religion, 'L'chayim' being the common blessing or toast, 'to life'.  Giving this symbol conveys your best wishes to the recipient to have a long and full life.

We offer UPS Ground or 2nd Day Air delivery within the United States. Ground is delivered in 3-10 days from when the order is shipped. Rates for Ground and Express shipping are provided at checkout. (We also ship internationally! Please email or call +1-212-995-9300 x 201 to place an order.)

Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in a jewelry bag will help prevent tarnishing.