Beautiful Sterling Silver Hamsa pendant. 1″ x 1/2″ with 33″ cord included.The Hamsa is the Jewish hand of healing. It has a long history among the Semitic peoples, where Islamic nations know it as the Hand of Fatima. It is an amulet, one believed to ward off the evil eye, or negative energies of any kind. The Hamsa can be decorated with a wide variety of other designs that are intended to offer special types of protection. Those with eyes, oppose the evil eye; the jealous or envious thoughts of others. Hamsas can also be decorated with date palms, symbols of food, and thus associated with prosperity to ward off financial ill fortune. The Hamsa is one of the most popular amulets in the world, and is widely used by other nations that share no history with the Semitic peoples who first used it. May your Hamsa bring you health, wealth, long life and prosperity.