Handcrafted Gold-plated "Evil Eye" Khamsa Necklace with Semiprecious Stones
Be wowed by this artisan necklace featuring 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 ofSurah 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.
This meticulously crafted necklace has raised, polished Arabic calligraphy accented with semiprecious stones. Hand made by Turkish artisans following centuries old jewelry making traditions.