This earring design, dating back to the Second Temple period, is a replica of a half shekel coin. The half shekel coin was used in the time of the Tabernacle as well as the First and Second Temples as a way to count the people and as a way for Jewish males to give monetary gifts to the priests.
These amazing silver half shekel coins are replicas of the one discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Operation at Emek Tzurim on the Mount of Olives.
In the Bible
"This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary--the shekel is twenty gerahs--half a shekel for an offering to the LORD."
The half shekel coin was used in Biblical times, during the First and Second Temple eras and is still in use in modern day Israel! This coin is but one small proof of the fact that the Jewish People have been living in the Land of Israel for thousands of years.