This evil eye pendant in the shape of the Hamsa hand is created by using .925 sterling silver as a solid frame and then embellished with a delicate sterling silver rope design throughout the remainder of the hand. In the center of the hand is a light blue glass evil eye that measures 8mm across. The evil eye pendant is 23mm (3/4 inch) across and 35mm (1 1/2 inches) in length and approximately 3mm thick. This is a very lovely evil eye pendant that also gives the extra good luck of the Hamsa hand.
The Hamsa hand or Hand of Fatima serves as a way of protecting one from the evil eye, or for providing a “protecting hand”. This is an old and popular amulet used for protection from the evil eye. The word Hamsa means five and refers to the number of digits on the hand.
Evil Eye Fact #44
In Judaism, fish are immune to devil eye, so those images are found on the amulets of hamsa. Red thread protects babies from the devil’s eye. It’s placed on a pillow where a newborn child is shown the first time. In the 20th century, wind red string around Rachel’s tomb and then sever the string and wear it on the wrist on the left side of the body. This is ample protection from the devil eye. The left side, in custom is the receiving side of the body. By wearing this thread, protection from the evil eye is assured.
Evil Eye – A Brief Summary
The evil eye is a belief that a person can harm you, your children, or your belongings simply by looking at them with envy and praising them. Jealousy, envy, or praise can inflict all kinds of misfortune. The penetrating look is believed to cause illness, injury, or death upon its intentional or unintentional target. Most common is the belief that the evil eye can cause things to whither away or dry up -- the loss of crops, drying up of milk in nursing mothers, impotency in men, and illness among children, are all commonly attributed to the evil eye. The belief of the evil eye has no religious boundaries as it coexists with almost every religion from Christianity to Islam. It is in fact mentioned in the Old Testament and a big part of the Jewish folklore as well. Throughout history, the evil eye has affected the lives of many and has shaped many cultures in their beliefs and behavior. Baby clothes and cribs will feature an evil eye pin cars will have an evil eye hanging on the rear-view mirror while homes will have various forms of wall hanging evil eye throughout. Evil eye jewelry is a popular choice where an evil eye bracelet or an evil eye pendant as an accessory might be enough to void off the effects of the evil eye around you. The object is to protect your loved ones or your possessions from the effects of the evil eye. Today, belief in the evil eye is very much alive, especially so in Italy, Greece, Turkey, India, South America, and the Arab world. All these cultures have different names for the Evil Eye from "Mal Ojo" in Spanish to "Baskania" in Greek. Indians call it "Drishtidosham and the Arabs call it"Ayin Harsha”. Evil eye is also referred to as the Lucky eye perhaps to emphasize the positive effects of wearing a piece of evil eye jewelry where not only will it protect you from the onlookers but also bring you luck along the way. Regardless of the word or phrase they use to refer to it, one thing is for certain. While there are many who insist the evil eye is nothing more than good old-fashioned superstition, to the believers of the evil eye its powers are nothing to be taken lightly.