Judaica is the collective term given to any product, religious articles or even literature that is related to Jewish religion. Judaica is always in great demand worldwide as the religion has spread its wings and though the center is still Jeruselum, people who follow the religion reside in all countries. The demand of Judaica is sometimes for its sacredness while some collect it as a hobby.
Although Judaica is crafted in gold and silver with precious stones, pure silver has been the common material for crafting Judaica. The range of religious products range from Besamim, wine decanters, candlesticks, Etrong boxes, Hanukahs, honey dishes, jewelry, sculptures, Yad torah pointers, liquor cups, menorahs, Mezuzzot, Seder trays and bowls to washing basins. With a variety of religious products associated with the Jewish religion, silver can be molded to serve the specific requirement. Silver is one of the noble metals, which has been widely used for its precious and versatile features. The different types of crafts available in silver are filigree work and hammering out designs in silver and crafting beautiful, intricate designs.
Usually the artifacts and antiques date back to 17th to 19th century, which are in private collections worldwide. Judaica is highly appreciated and much in demand while Christie's and Sotheby's have opened a separate auction for Judaica.
The silver Judaica objects have been created with delicate filigree work, hammered out designs on silver which is a special art and requires expertise in this craft. Some of the craftsmen who create these exquisite pieces of art have been doing these for centuries passing down the craft from one generation to the next. The demand shall always be there but the designs keep changing according to the changing times. The traditional designs on the Judaica especially the grapes, city of Jerusalem and other conventional designs are famous while the new designs are made keeping in mind the trends worldwide.
Judaica can be bought over the internet and in stores across the world. Although there are stores that claim to sell genuine silver you should go in for those who have carved a name for themselves or get the products checked by an authority of antiques or silver. Reputed buyers always have returning policies and give a guarantee n the products sold. In case, you have a doubt it is always better to see the product before you buy it, especially antique Judaica. Whether you intend buying silver Judaica for its sacredness or for collecting, make sure what you buy is authentic.
Anita Satin Choudhary writes for Ivory and Art Gallery. Browse the gallery for unique collection of artifacts ranging from Silver Judaica to Bronze Sculptures .