This adorable Hamsa hand, also called 'Hand of Fatima', or 'Hand of Mary' is so dainty and feminine. And what a price, for Gold and Diamonds! The hand itself measures 10 x 10mm, (approximately 3/8"), not including the bail ring. With the bail it measures 16mm in length. It is prong set with genuine diamonds, pave style.
I dropped the hand from an 18" 14K Solid yellow Gold chain. The chain has a spring clasp, and a 'Theresa Mink' signature tag attached. If you would like a shorter length please leave a message when you check out. This charm looks fab all by itself, but would look great with other charms as well!
Many celebrities have been seen wearing Hamsa Hands, as well as Evil Eye jewelry. The meaning and significance of the Hamsa Hand:
Hamsa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة khomsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five") is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa provides superstitious defense against the evil eye. 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 mother of Jesus. Following its incorporation into Jewish tradition via its widespread use in the Islamic world, it was also renamed the hand of Miriam for Miriam, sister of Moses.
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