The hamsa hand is known by many names – hamsa, hamsa hand, hamesh, hamesh hand, khamsa, and chamsa. It is also called the Hand of Miriam, named for Moses and Aaron’s sister. There are two main styles of a hamsa hand: the most popular is the stylised hamsa hand with two symmetrical thumbs, but there are also hamsa hands that are not symmetrical and are shaped like actual hands.
Either hamsa hand can be worn with the fingers pointing up or down, and both are believed to offer its owner happiness, peace, and prosperity, as well as protection from the ayin ha’ra, or the evil eye. The renewed interest in Kabbalah and mystical Judaism has brought the hamsa pendant back into vogue, and many artists are using the image of the hamsa hand in various aspects of their art including hamsa jewelry, paintings, sculptures, wall hamsas, and amulets.
Made with Cubic Zirconia
Material: Zinc alloy with a polished finish
Bracelet Length: 18cm + 4cm extension
Clasp Type: Lobster
Chain type: Link chain
Waxed cotton cord
Ships in a velvet pouch