Yellow Gold-tone White Opal Hamsa Chain Necklace
Cool and crisp in sharp white. Hanging from a little chain, this necklace is simply precious! Available in many different colors, so pretty. A precious opal is hand-carved into a delicate hamsa. Hamsa Pendant is 14 x 10mm, chain is 17".
A hamsa is an amulet shaped like a hand, thought to protect against the “evil eye” and is a popular motif in both Jewish and Middle Eastern jewelry. The name “hamsa” comes from the Hebrew word “hamesh,” which means five, referring to five fingers, or some believe it represents the five books of the Torah. Sometimes it is called the Hand of Miriam who was Moses’ sister. In Islam it is called the Hand of Fatima, in honor of one of the daughters of Mohammed and the five fingers may represent the Five Pillars of Islam. But many scholars believe the hamsa predates both Judaism and Islam, though no one is certain of its origin.