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R485.17

Hamsa Pendant
[C736P - db]

Cubic zirconia hamsa with a dark blue handmade glass evil eye (Mati) encased in 925 silver. Cubic zirconia; is a made from zirconium dioxide it is extremely hard, strong, virtually flawless from a visual perspective, and colorless, although cubic zirconia can be produced in numerous colours. Hamsa: The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five") is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewellery and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa provides superstitious defense against the evil eye. It is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra. Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the mother of Jesus. Following its incorporation into Jewish tradition via its widespread use in the Islamic world, it was also renamed the hand of Miriam for Miriam, sister of Moses. :Approximate size specification - Pendant length: 25mm - Bead width: 8mm Height: 4mm - Weight: 50g
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