Wednesday, 19 September 2012
More about our Product of the Week - 17/9/12!
Our Product of the Week this week is our Hamsa hand pendant, in 9k white gold, 0.12ct diamond and turquoise.
The Hamsa is traditionally a palm-shaped amulet, to provide protection. It is popular in the Middle-East and North Africa in particular, and is depicted as an open right hand.
Hamsas are also known as the Hand of Fatima in Islam, the Hand of Mary by Levantine Christians and the Hand of Miriam in Judaism.
This amulet is believed to protect the wearer from the Evil Eye (I'm sure we've all given someone the evil eye at some point!) which directs injury or bad luck towards someone, as a result of envy or dislike.
The Hamsa is also regarded and used widely as a good luck charm, and also appears in the emblem of Algeria, due to its significance in Arabic and Berber (that's Berber, not Bieber!) culture.
So not only will this pendant look absolutely fabulous on you, it might just give you that little bit extra luck we could all sometimes do with!