Jewish Star of David Necklace with purple stone. Since the acknowledgement of the six pointed Star of David as the universal symbol of the Jewish People, the hexagram, the union of two triangles has become accepted as the universal Symbol of Judaism, and of the union between the Jewish People and The Creator. This six pointed star, whose origins go back at least two thousand years, has become not only the international symbol of World Jewry, but has become an almost common symbol when referring to either the Jewish People, or to the international Jewish settlement movement known as Zionism. The historical symbolism of the Star of David goes back to the time of King David when legend says the Israelite warrior king incorporated the hexagram into his personal shield. David's son, Solomon, was said to have used the same star in his signet ring, which became known as Seal of Solomon. Much later, the same seal became popular with the study and practice of magic and the supernatural, also known as the occult. It was for this reason that this symbol became a derogatory one during the Middle Ages, and was often used against Jews by the Christian Church. This was particularly true during the period of persecution known as the Spanish or Holy Inquisition. Despite this, however, the symbol of the Star of David became more popular among Jewish communities and was incorporated into the artwork and construction of synagogues, as well as on the monuments and grave markers in Jewish cemeteries. With the coming of Zionism, the Star of David even became more symbolic to Jews world wide with the making of the star the lead symbol of the movement and the eventual placing of it on the national flag of Israel. The Star of David is now the most commonly used symbol for Jews world-wide than any other symbol and is commonly displayed in most Jewish synagogues, and other institutions worldwide.