This simple yet chic, Hamsa hand necklace is perfect for everyday styling. Either worn singularly or layered for a more dramatic look.
What is Fatima's Hand or Hamsa?
The Hamsa hand (Arabic) or Hamish hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular talisman for protection from the evil eye. The words Hamsa and Hamish mean "five" and refer to the five fingers on the hand. The symbol of "Fatima's Hand" is known all over the Middle East and North Africa. The name comes from Prophet Mohammed's daughter Fatima. And the saying goes that if your Fatima Hand amulet bears a crack, it means it has been protecting the wearer from very bad luck.
"Fatima's Hand" is often decorated with an eye. It represents the eye that sees everything. The eye watches out for the person in possession of the "Fatima's Hand" and warns about and protects against evil encounters. In Jewish tradition, it refers to the "Hand of Miriam", in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron.
WHY BUY ME?
I am so steeped in tradition
- Metal: Stainless Steel
- Plating: 18K Gold
- Chain Length: 16 inch + 2.5 inch (extension)
SAFETY & CARE:
- All our Jewellery is nickel-free and hypoallergenic.
- Please note water and perfume may damage the item.