Hamsa (in Arabic meaning "Five") recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
In Islam, it is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra. Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the Virgin Mary. Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam in remembrance of the biblical Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron.
Early use of the hamsa has been traced to ancient Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq).
Handcarved pendant in solid yellow bronze with an embedded 2mm amethyst.
Soldered bronze eyelet.
The hand is about 22mm.
Different 14k gold filled chain length and thickness options are available.
The thin chain is 1.4mm.
The med chain is 2.3mm.
Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off.