Delicate sterling silver necklace features the "Hamsa" or "Khamsa" symbol to ward off the evil eye.This symbol has been used as a protective amulet by many faith traditions throughout history, including followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Depicting the open palm of the right hand, the name Hamsa (or Khamsa in Arabic) is derived from the root meaning "five". For some Muslims it signifies the five verses of Surah Falaq , seeking Allah's refuge from evil. For others in Islamic tradition the five fingers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. Yet other Muslims call it the "Hand of Fatima", referencing the members of the Prophet Muhammed's daughter Fatimah Zahra's family; those five people over whom the Prophet held a cloth.
Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, while Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam in remembrance of the sister of Prophets Moses and Aaron.
The pendant has silver filigree accented by a natural turquoise stone, and sparkling cubic zirconia accents . Hand made by Turkish artisans following centuries old jewelry making traditions. Each piece is individually hand made following centuries old jewelry making traditions. No two pieces will be exactly alike. Differences in color, slight marks and imperfections are a hallmark of the individuality of this product.
Total weight approx 15 gms
Pendant measures 2 in. (5 cm) x 1.0 in.(2.5 cm.) diameter, not including clasp.
25 in. (63 cm.) sterling silver chain with 2 inch extender and lobster claw clasp, incuded
Hand made in Turkey
Beautifully presented in a black custom embossed gift box
IMPORTANT: Please take note of the garment chest measurement before ordering. Your body chest measurements (not the bra size, but with a tape measure held around the fullest part) should be about 2 in. smaller than garment measurements, for a comfortable fit.
Hold a tape measure around the fullest part of your chest, keeping the tape level with the floor. This is your bust size. (Please note that this is NOT the same as your bra size)
Hold a tape measure around your natural waist, keeping it level with the floor. This is your waist size.
Hold a tape measure around the largest part of your hips, keeping the tape level with the floor. This is your hip size.