The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik is nominated for first Emmy--best supporting actress in a comedy--but with Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) this week, and Yom Kippur, the solemn Day of Atonement, next week, the actress decided she wanted to wear jewelry to the Emmys that recognizes her religion. After all, jewelry is very personal, even at an awards show.
Bialik and her stylist, Alison Kahn, have been working with the Palladium Alliance and North American Jewelers to create a custom mezuzah pendant for the Emmys that embodies her religion and personality for the special evening. They chose to create it in palladium because of its lustrous and lightweight qualities, allowing something so meaningful to her shine and remain comfortable.
Operation Mozi Mezuzah, as this project was named by Bialik, allowed the Emmy nominee to be hands-on in the creative process from beginning to end. The CFO of North American Jewelers, Martin “Marty” Weinberger, shared various sketches with Bialik after speaking to her over the phone and and gaining a clearer understanding of who she was as a person and what she was looking for to celebrate her faith on the red carpet, while still being appropriate for the awards.
While the traditional mezuzah is rectangular or cylindrical, Marty believes that the teardrop shape of this palladium pendant adds elegance and interesting lines. You can see from the picture that he and Bialik also decided to incorporate the Star of David with a diamond and sapphire: a symbol of her faith combined with the colors of the Israeli flag.
So now we know the jewelry choice of an least one Emmy nominee!