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About holy gems

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Holy Gems™ is an international luxury jewelry brand, the owner of the exclusive rights of marketing all precious certified gems mined from the first deposit of precious gems ever discovered in the Holy Land of Israel.

Our story

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Having an established presence in the diamond and luxury jewelry market for three generations in Israel, the company’s founders & management are known to be forward-thinking with an innovative vision and extraordinary technical acumen, and are recognized for having established cutting-edge diamond boutiques in New York, London, and Jerusalem and has parlayed its foothold in the luxury jewelry market into Holy Gems™. Now, for the first time, we bring you a limited collection of 101 one-of-a-kind pieces using never before seen certified precious gems mined from the Holy Land.

Blue and green Sapphires, burgundy to red Garnet, and black Spinel are set on a stage of 18K gold and VS collection diamonds. The Carmel-Sapphire, a new gem to the market, which is found only in Israel, sets a new standard in the extraordinary. By pioneering the discovery of these proprietary gemstones, each piece is certified, transparent and traceable at a level as rare as the gemstones themselves.

Exclusive gem mining

The Mining Company (Shefa in Israel (G.M.) Ltd.) is the only company in the world that holds the rights to the declared deposits of precious gems in the Holy Land, in accordance with the permits and licenses granted to it by the Supervisor of Mines in the State of Israel.

All exploration & mining is carried out under comprehensive state regulation and in accordance
with international standards, by first-rate professionals, and while ensuring the preservation and improvement of the environment. The working conditions in the Holy Land Gem Mines are among the best in the world (by comparison), and workers’ rights are preserved in accordance with the strict labor laws in Israel, while the company prides itself on integrating and diversifying its manpower, regardless

The exclusive mining rights allow us to maintain control over quality and uniqueness. We are proud of the fact that all of our rare gems are so accurately traceable, almost like no other gem in the world by the most innovative and proven means, including the transparency of the responsible journey that the gems made from the mine to the market.

For more information about the Gem Mining in Israel, including professional research and scientific reports visit the mining company website.

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Creating high-end quality

Exquisite Gem Cutting & Polishing
The Holy Land Gems are gifts from G-d, whose very revelation in nature and especially in the depth of the Holy Land, is a valuable miracle in itself. However, their full potential is realized by human’s touch – the cutting which releases the internal beauty of the gem and creates the mesmerizing glimmer which makes a gem so fascinating. Each gem from the Holy Land goes through a delicate & highly skilled process by our experienced master cutters and polishers, when the type of cut for each gem is professionally and carefully chosen in order to maintain the maximum possible size of the gem, and by maximizing the revelation of its natural beauty.

Traditional classic designs inspired by biblical prophecies
The Holy Gems limited edition high-end jewelry collection was designed by our expert House designer, Mrs. Michaella Taub, an international designer with over 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry. The Holy Gems Jewelry designs are classic and traditional, and inspired by verses from the Bible, especially those related to prophecies about the Promised Land – Israel.

Fine jewelry craftman ship
Precious gems with such a rare sacred origin, deserve only the highest quality presentable platform, and any additional ‘materials’ that make up the end piece of jewelry must meet the same standard. Accordingly, all our jewelry made of 18K gold and set (in addition to our unique Holy Land gems) also with small diamonds of VS collection quality, and crafted by experienced master jewelers in high-end fine quality.

Our team

Tali Shalem holygems CEO

Tali Shalem-Taub
CEO

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David Ben David
CFO

Mendy Taub Holygems

Mendy Taub
COO

Yossi Taub Holygems

Yossi Taub
CDO

Michaella Taub Holygems

Michaella Taub
Designer

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Our Inspiration

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Holy origin

The Holy Land is traditionally synonymous with the biblical Land of Israel. The Holy Land has long been and still is a pilgrimage destination for all believers in the G d of Abraham .

The holiness of the land as a destination of Christian pilgrimage contributed to launching the Crusades, as European Christians sought to win back the Holy Land from Muslims, who had conquered it from the Christian Eastern Roman Empire in the 630s.

Many sites in the Holy Land have long been pilgrimage destinations for adherents of the Abrahamic religions, including Jews, Chr istians, Muslims, and Baháʼís Pilgrims visit the Holy Land to touch and see physical manifestations of their faith, to confirm their beliefs in the holy context with collective excitation, and to connect personally to the Holy Land.

Professor Eliezer Schweid , a distinguished summed it up best: “The uniqueness of the Land of Israel is…’geo theological’ and not merely climatic. This is the land which faces the entrance of the spiritual world, that sphere of existence that lies be yond the physical world known to us through our senses. This is the key to the land’s unique status with regard to prophecy and prayer”.

The fact of the existent of Gems in the Holy Land of Israel, were already established and written more than 3,000 years ago in the Holy Bible;

Like when Moses’ promise that the Holy Land is full of natural treasures beyond measure (Deuteronomy 8:7 ):

” For the Lord your God is bringing you to a good land, a land with brooks of water, fountains and depths, that emerge in valle ys and mountains, a land of wheat and barley, vines and figs and pomegranates, a land of oil producing olives and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, you will lack nothing in it, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose mountains you will hew copper “

Or in the Isaiah’s prophecy that Jerusalem will be paved with precious gems (Isaiah 54:11):

” Behold I will set your stones with carbuncle, and I will lay your foundations with sapphires. And I will make your windows of jasper and your gates of carbuncle stones, and all your border of precious stones “

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The visionary

Although there are many verses in the Bible that indicate the presence of precious gems in the Holy Land of Israel, no one in documented history has ever thought of mining for precious gems in the Holy Land, especially in light of the geological information that was known about the area, that is until 1988.

That is until 1988 , when the grand rabbi & international spiritual leader, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, revealed to the world that precious gems do exist in the Holy Land, and indicated the precise area “in the valley of Haife “, and amazingly stated that:

“God almighty did a wondrous thing, He Himself concealed them in the depths of The Earth.”

This revelation led to the establishment of the first mining company in the world (Shefa in Israel (G.M.) Ltd), by the late Mr. Abraham Taub, who decided, in a bold and unprecedented move, to start exploration for precious gems in Northern Israel as indicated by the holy Rabbi.

As it turns out, even the greatest skeptics had to admit that the Rebbe was right… when, as of today, the mining company is holding the rights to the first deposit of precious gems ever discovered and officially declared in the Holy Land Israel Israel.

We would not have dreamed of looking for precious gems in the Holy Land (given the information that was at the time) if not for the vision of this monumental worldwide spiritual leader.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson , known to many as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or simply as The Rebbe, is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20 th century, and had great influence on numerous political leaders from across the world, many of whom (including, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors, Senators, Congressmen and Mayors) would seek his advice.

In 1978 , the U.S. Congress, by President Jimmy Carter designated the Rebbe s birthday as the National Education and Sharing Day, which calls for increased focus on education, and recognizes the lifelong efforts of the Rebbe for education.

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The founders

Our story begins with Chanan (Chune) Taub, Holocaust survivor, decorated member of the founders of the State of Israel and a pioneer in the Israeli Diamonds, Gemstones and Jewelry industry. In the early 1950 s, he founded one of the first commercial diamond polishing factories in the country.

The Holy Land Gems are gifts from G-d, whose very revelation in nature and especially in the depth of the Holy Land, is a valuable miracle in itself. However, their full potential is realized by human’s touch – the cutting which releases the internal beauty of the gem and creates the mesmerizing glimmer which makes a gem so fascinating. Each gem from the Holy Land goes through a delicate & highly skilled process by our experienced master cutters and polishers, when the type of cut for each gem is professionally and carefully chosen in order to maintain the maximum possible size of the gem, and by maximizing the revelation of its natural beauty.

Mine to market traceability

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In keeping with our commitment to sustainable luxury, Holy Gems is the first and only global luxury jeweler that can provide pro venance information for every gem mined from the Holy Land we set in our jewelry a significant step for precious gems transparency.

All exploration & mining in the Holy Land is carried out under comprehensive state regulation and in accordance with internat ion al standards, by first rate professionals, and while ensuring the preservation of the environment.

We are proud that our rare gems are accurately traceable, by the most innovative and proven means. This includes the transparency of the responsible journey that the gems made from the mine to the hands of the customer.

Each piece of jewelry from the Holy Gems collection is certified by a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisals and authorized by the EGL to issue international precious gems and jewelry grading, and backed by scientific reports and studies.

The Jewelry owner is granted a Jewelry Identification & Grading Report which includes all the natural properties of the Gems inl aid in it, including their 100 % proven Holy Land origin. Owners receive private access to a user friendly online authentication system with all the up to date information about his precious piece of the Holy Land.

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1 / Mining origin

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2 / Rough gem

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3 / Polish

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4 / Jewel

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5 / Certificate

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6 / Sale

Unified Sustainability

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Since our journey to finding the gems in the Holy Land would not have begun without the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s prophetic vision the obvious step on our part is to help advance his main global vision as well.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe is an international spiritual leader, who loved and dedicated his life to the good and welfare of, not only Jews, but to all of humanity, all those who seek inspiration from giants who teach us to live selflessly, righteously and lovingly.

In 1983 the Rebbe launched a global campaign to promote the observance of a universal code of morality among all people, stating that th is was the basis for human rights for all civilization the universal guide to life for all of mankind, and established a global infrastructure that will turn the world for the bett er and bring the world to perfection.

Currently, the global network of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, about 5,000 emissaries who maintain educational and social centers of good deeds, in almost every country in the world.

In support, Holy Gems donates 10 % of its profits from sales, to fund the philanthropic activities of the non profit organizations established by the Rebbe’s emi ssaries with the aim of spreading goodness and kindness thus making the world a beautiful gem.