'Mizpah' in Hebrew literally means 'watchtower'. It refers to the Biblical story of Jacob and Laban in Genesis 31. Mizpah jewelry was particularly popular in Victorian times often taking the form of a heart cut in two pieces, each half to be worn by friends or lovers who are temporally parted. It adopted a more general meaning over time - "may God watch over you" - and is especially poignant engraved on a silver designer keychain. A beautiful Hanukkah or year round gift under $100.
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 the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.