The emblem chosen for modern Israel is called the Star of David, or the Megan (shield) of David. Jewish tradition state that David placed this emblem on his shield as a source of protection from his enemies. Today it is worn as a statement of support for the nation God chose to place His name upon. This pendant is sterling silver with rhodium coating and has six colored cubic zirconia stones on each side. It measures 5/8 of an inch wide by 1 inch long.