I love using hamsa hand while making jewellery.
So far I have made:
- A pair of antique silver earrings with yellow colour as the evil eye.
- I have also made a hamsa hand beaded long necklace with beautiful multicolour glass beads. Its one of a kind piece.
Not only the hamsa hand looks cool and has great designs but it also has a hidden spiritual meaning behind.
I have read various sources online to find out more about what hamsa hand symbolised in the history of mankind.
It is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign.
It has variety of interpretations depending upon the culture/faith of a person. As you can see in the picture, it is a hand with five fingers. It derives its name hams from this.
Hebrew: The number five is “hamesh” and the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is “Hey,” one of God’s holy names.
“Hamesh” is representative of the five books of the Torah.
Judaism: It is interpreted to be the Hand of Miriam, and symbolic of the owner’s five senses in an effort to praise God.
Arabic: It is called Khamesh
Sunni Culture: It is associated with the Five Pillars of Islam.
Shi’tes: It symbolizes the Five People of the Cloak.
Islam: It symbolizes as The Hand of Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet Mohammed.
It is one of the strongest symbolic images in the world. Its meaning dates back almost 3000 years to ancient Greece and Rome. Many cultures believe that wearing an evil eye as a jewellery is believed to provide protection against evil forces.
**Please note: The above information is taken from various sources online. HKS Jewellery does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements