Hamsa Necklaces

A selection of "Hamsa", "Chamsa"- the Hand shaped amulet for protection , in a variety of shapes, designs, material and prices.

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Item Number HM 005

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1", 14K solid Gold & Sterling Silver. 

Price: $ 149.95

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Item Number HM 002

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1 5/8", 14K solid Gold & Sterling Silver. 

Price: $ 99.95

 

 

Item Number HM 003

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1", 14K solid Gold & Sterling Silver. 

Price: $ 69.95

 

Item Number NK 039

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1/2", Sterling Silver. 

Price: $ 24.95

Item Number HM 001

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1 5/8",  Sterling silver . 

Price: $ 44.95

 

Item Number HM 004

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1",  Sterling Silver.

Price: $ 24.95

 

The hamsa  is an Arabic word meaning FIVE. It is used in amulets, charms and jewelry to protect against the "evil eye."  It is widely used in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa and commonly associated with both Muslim and Jewish culture in the region. Nevertheless, the symbol predates the rise of monotheistic religions, having been widely used in antiquity.

 Jewish communities sometimes use the name Hand of Miriam, in reference to Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron. Nevertheless, the Arabic name hamsa is more commonly used in the region.

Some associate the significance of the five fingers to the five books of the Torah .

It is thought by some to have originated with the Phoenicians to honor Tanit who was a patron of Carthage. 

The fingers of the hand can point up or down.