Specs: 3,000 years ago, King David established his home and kingdom on a small hilltop, the City of David- Ancient Jerusalem. According to Jewish tradition, the "Magen David" symbol was etched into the shields of King David's soldiers. Some suggest that the symbol comes from King David's signature. In ancient Hebrewscript, the letter "Daled" resembles a triangle and the "Magen David" symbol is comprised of two triangles. Over the years, the "Magen David" has become closely associated with Judaism and has come to symbolize the State of Israel. The necklace, 18" long, makes a wonderful bar mitzvah gift.