The (hand of Fatima) Hamsa is popular as a protective charm in both Middle Eastern and Western cultures, and can be found incorporated into jewelry, wall hangings, key chains and other decorative household elements. But more importantly, the Hamsa is in the process of transcending its origins to become a symbol of peace in war-torn Middle East, and many Jews and Arabs wear the Hamsa to demonstrate the common ground shared by them and the common source from which their religions spring. No longer just a talisman, the Hamsa has instead become a symbol of hope and peace in the modern world.
Here, the Hamsa is called the Hand of Fatima after Fatima Zahra, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad. The five fingers of the hand are further associated with the Five Pillars of Islam.
This Sterling Silver Hamsa Necklace is made with precision and great craftsmanship. Carefully cut Cubic Zirconia is layered in Sterling silver. The pendant is 2.1cm and has a ‘water wave’ chain ‘38cm - 45cm long.