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9ct Rose-Gold Hamsa Necklace PC00474

£75.00£200.00

Measurements:-21.5mm x 12mm.

The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The hamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings which includes hamesh, hamsa, chamsa, and khamsa Hamza.

Crafted in 9ct rose gold encrusted with sparkling white cubic zirconia’s set into a white rhodium setting.

This beautiful pendant will make a meaningful gift for a special person in your life, a lovely item of jewellery suitable for both day and evening wear.

Available on its own or with a traditional 9ct rose gold sparkling curb link chain in 16inch/40.64cm, 18inch/45.72cm, 20inch/50.8cm.

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City of London Jewellers present the Hampstead 9ct Rose-Gold Hamsa Necklace.
Measurements:-21.5mm x 12mm.

9ct Rose-Gold Hamsa Necklace PC00474.

The hamsa, or hamsa hand, is a talisman from the ancient Middle East. In its most common form, the amulet is shaped like a hand with three extended fingers in the middle and a curved thumb or pinkie finger on either side. It is thought to protect against the “evil eye.” It is most often displayed on necklaces or bracelets, though it can also be found in other decorative elements like wall hangings.

The hamsa is most often associated with Judaism, but is also found in some branches of Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, and other traditions, and more recently it has been adopted by modern New Age spirituality.

Meaning and Origins
The word hamsa (חַמְסָה) comes from the Hebrew word hamesh , which means five. Hamsa refers to the fact that there are five fingers on the talisman, though some also believe it represents the five books of the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). Sometimes it is called the Hand of Miriam, who was Moses’ sister.

In Islam, the hamsa is called the Hand of Fatima, in honour of one of the daughters of the Prophet Mohammed. Some say that, in Islamic tradition, the five fingers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. In fact, one of the most potent early examples of the hamsa in use appears on the Gate of Judgment (Puerta Judiciaria) of the 14th-century Spanish Islamic fortress, the Alhambra.

Many scholars believe that the hamsa predates both Judaism and Islam, possibly with origins that are entirely non-religious, although ultimately there is no certainty about its origins. Regardless, the Talmud accepts amulets (kamiyot, coming from the Hebrew “to bind”) as commonplace, with Shabbat 53a and 61a approving of carrying an amulet on Shabbat.

Symbolism of the Hamsa
The hamsa always has three extended middle fingers, but there is some variation to how the thumb and pinky fingers appear. Sometimes they are curved outwards, and other times they are just significantly shorter than the middle fingers. Whatever their shape, the thumb and pinkie finger are always symmetrical.

In addition to being shaped like an oddly formed hand, the hamsa will often have an eye displayed in the palm of the hand. The eye is thought to be a powerful talisman against the “evil eye” or ayin hara (עין הרע).

The ayin hara is believed to be the cause of all of the world’s suffering, and although its modern use is hard to trace, the term is found in the Torah: Sarah gives Hagar an ayin hara in Genesis 16:5, which causes her to miscarry, and in Genesis 42:5, Jacob warns his sons not to be seen together as it may stir up ayin hara.

Other symbols that can appear on the hamsa include fish and Hebrew words. Fish are thought to be immune to the evil eye and are also symbols of good luck. Going along with the luck theme, mazal or mazel (meaning “luck” in Hebrew) is a word that is sometimes inscribed on the amulet.

In modern times, the hams is often featured on jewellery, hanging in the home, or as a larger design in Judaica. However it is displayed, the amulet is thought to bring good luck and happiness.

9ct Rose-Gold-Hamsa-Necklace-PC00474

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Dimensions 21.5 × 12 mm
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