- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- Almost 1 inch tall excluding hanger x 5/8 inch wide (24 x 17mm)
- Chain: 18 inch
- Item number: wh53
Dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, the Hamsa Hand is a universal symbol of protection and good luck.
It also represents blessings and strength and is used to deflect negative energies and the "evil eye", a malicious stare thought to bring illness, death and misfortune.
The Hamsa is sometimes painted on the walls of houses for protection or in the doorways to rooms of expectant mothers, since it is believed to promote a good pregnancy.
A star of David is the focus of this elegant Hamsa pendant, giving it a Jewish point of view. The Hamsa is a well-respected symbol common to the Jewish culture and is seen decorating religious objects and texts such as the Torah and Passover Haggadah.
It's embellished with scroll-like designs but is otherwise a very simple and modest pendant with a slightly rustic quality which relies on the strength of the Hamsa symbol for its powerful appeal.