The Hamsa (Khamsa) is an open palm-shaped amulet that is popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, it is commonly used in wall-hangings and jewelry. Most frequently the Hamsa was carved from Jet or Silver; Silver being the purest and brightest metal and so representing purity.
Each purchase comes with three charms that are colored silver and have intricate designs. They can be used in jewelry design for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or other assorted projects.
The Hamsa has a rich and complex history rooted in legend and belief. Most recently it has been used as a good luck charm, seen as a potent aid in deflecting evil. Used throughout history, it depicts an open hand that is used as protection against the Evil Eye. The Hamsa is also referred to as the Hand of Fatima after the prophet Muhammad's daughter.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive items similar to those in the listing.