Hoshen stones Hamsa from Bluenoemi.

Hoshen stones meaning - the Hoshen and its stones

Hoshen stones meaning

The Hoshen is the breastplate, first worn the High Priest Aaron, brother of Moshe, in the Tabernacle in the desert, and subsequently worn by every high priest since while performing his holy duties.

The Hoshen served as an intermediary between the twelve tribes and God. The gemstones represented the link between the perfection of nature and the aspirations of man.

Hoshen stones meaning

There were 12 precious stones in the Hoshen maybe for representing the twelve tribes of the Children of Israel, and each stone has served as an expression of faith and optimism throughout the generations.

The twelve stones symbolize the unity of the Jewish people and their equal status before the Almighty. As precious and non-precious stones were set together in the Hoshen, so too are the noble born and the commoner are all equal before God. 

The twelve stones of the Hoshen are:

Reuven symbol of love and marriage; aids conception, pregnancy and birth
Topaz Shimon brings blessing of joy and abundance to your life
Emerald Levi symbol of generosity, modesty and kindness
Turquoise Yehuda leads to success in business affairs
Lapis Lazuli Yissachar symbol of honesty and clarity of thought
Quartz Zevulun bestows strength; symbolises purity and the love of truth
Jacinth Dan stimulates creativity; brings on to silf-fulfillment
Agate Naphtali has a special calming effect
Amethyst Gad symbol of spiritual strength; guards against negative energies
Chrysolite Asher purifies both body and soul; brings inner peace
Onyx Yosef strengthens one's courage and self-control
Jasper Binyamin bestows physical strength; raises self-esteem


The hamsa with Hoshen Stones.


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