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The Hamsa Hand (Hand of Fatima) Jewelry: Understanding it’s roots and why it’s still so popular today

The Hamsa symbol, also known as the Hand of Fatima, is one of the most popular and famous symbols of all time. But how is a sign which has been around for so long still so popular? We will delve into the roots and foundations of the Hand of Hamsa to help better understand why Hamsa Jewelry is still so favoured today.

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What is the Hand of Hamsa

The Hand of Hamsa dates back thousands of years and was a sign used by those who were superstitious and wanted protection against any negative energies. The symbol over the years has been believed to be an icon of protection. Today the Hand of Hamsa can be found everywhere; on keyrings, house decorations, tattoos and last week I even saw it hanging off a baby’s pram! But the most popular use of the symbol is for jewelry.

The Hand of Fatima in Islamic Faith

The Hamsa hand, or better known as the Hand of Fatima in Muslim tradition, is named after Fatima, the daughter of the prophet Mohammed. The symbol represents defense and power, symbolised by the strong hand.

hamsa symbol

The Hamsa Hand in Jewish Tradition

The word ‘Hamsa’ in Arabic means ‘five’, named so as it refers to the five fingers on the hand. Just like in Jewish tradition people often wear a piece of red string to ward off any evil eye, the hand of Hamsa often also contains an eye, believed to be an amulet against any negativity or bad thoughts from others. In addition, the Hamsa hand is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

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Hand of Hamsa and its value in Christianity

Like other religions, Christianity has its sacred ties with the hand of Hamsa. Although there are few references to the hand of Hamsa in Christianity, some believe this sign symbolizes the hand of a virgin Mary. The Hamsa symbol adds divine protection and blessing from the son of God. Some also believe that the hand of Hamsa brings blessings and fertility into a believer's life. So, if you are a devoted Christian, keeping this amulet near your body will help you receive God's love at all times.

How the Hamsa Hand is still popular today

With many popular religious signs, today they have almost become fashion symbols. It’s a way of keeping the symbols alive. These signs will never date and can be beautifully designed for pieces for the home or as items of jewelry. I personally love seeing these symbols worn, regardless of whether it is worn as a fashion statement or as a religious sign. Their beauty never fades and the possibilities with how to personalize them is endless.

I must own countless Hamsa hands already, my gold Hamsa necklace that hangs with my blue stone heart pendant being my favourite. I love it so much it never comes off! I have had it since I was a child and it was bought for me whilst abroad in the Middle East. The beauty of it is still as apparent today as the first day I saw it, and will always be one of my most prized possessions.

I am always on the lookout for new Hamsa pieces as I really believe these are the things that will never date and add effortless beauty to any outfit. I love the intricate details which can be found in the Hamsa hand and the Personalized Hamsa Name Hand. To me, both pieces are the definition of pure beauty and can be worn with such ease now and for years to come.

Types of Hamsa Jewelry:

One of the most convenient ways to keep Hamsa closer to yourself is wearing it. Don't forget it is an amulet worn by people for centuries. However, modern designs and technology have made Hamsa ergonomic and cost-effective so everyone can wear it. There are three types of Hamsa jewelry you can wear:

Hamsa Bracelet

Hamsa bracelets are trendy among people of different ages. The jewelry item is safe and keeps the amulet closer to the heart. There are various designs of Hamsa bracelets available at our store. Here is one of the bracelets that you should own:

Hamsa Evil Eye Bracelet

This beautiful bracelet not only wards off the evil eye but also keeps you in God's divine protection. The intricate design of the bracelet holds a chain and a Hamsa charm. The Hamsa pendant also lets you carry your birthstone month, thus making it customized to every wearer.

hamsa evil eye bracelet
Turquoise Hamsa Bracelet

It is another beautiful item at our store for al hamsa jewelry lovers. The bracelet is not only elegant but also very beautiful. The hand of Hamsa contains sparkling stones both in white and blue hues. Moreover, the addition of a birthstone helps you ward off evil spirits. It lets you flaunt your positive energy everywhere you go.

turquoise hamsa hand bracelet

Hamsa Necklace

The necklace is another popular Hamsa ornament that has gained popularity among wearers. Hamsa has been worn as a Talisman for centuries due to its evil eye ability. As the fashion industry has taken over spiritual jewelry, you can find the alluring design of the Hamsa necklace at our store. The intricate accessory hangs gracefully in the middle of the necklace and looks beautiful with every accessory. Here are some necklace designs featuring Hamsa:

Hamsa hand pendant necklace

the minimalistic hamsa jewelry is a dainty necklace with a powerful personality. The necklace features a delicate chain and a cutout hamsa pendant that looks alluring with every dress in your wardrobe. You can wear the necklace on every occasion. The beautiful accessory is available in three settings, including rose gold plating, thus giving it a luxurious edge. Now practice religion through this amazing jewelry piece.

Hamsa hand pendant necklace
Personalized Hamsa Necklace with Birthstone

The personalized hamsa necklace with birthstone is an exquisite accessory for believers. The dainty necklace features a hamsa cutout pendant. You can add your name to the pendant along with the birthstone. This will keep you safe from the evil eye and help you showcase your name to the world. Moreover, it is also an excellent gift for family, friends, and true believers.

Personalized Hamsa Necklace with Birthstone

How to style hamsa jewelry?

Styling hamsa jewelry can be a creative and personal process that may need some tricks. Here are some ideas to help you style your hamsa jewelry:

  • Layering hamsa necklace

    Hamsa necklaces are usually dainty and petite because the main focus is on the hamsa pendant. Therefore, it is advised that you layer it up with other necklaces. This stacking will focus on the pendant while giving a stylish layered effect.

  • Keep it casual

    Hamsa jewelry can be incorporated into your everyday outfits effortlessly. Wear a hamsa charm bracelet with jeans and a casual blouse or accessorize a t-shirt and leggings with a hamsa pendant necklace. This adds a touch of meaning and style to your everyday look.

  • Ideal for formal occasions:

    Hamsa embellishments can be an excellent choice for special occasions or formal events. Opt for more intricate and embellished hamsa designs, such as those adorned with gemstones or intricate metalwork. They can be paired with elegant dresses or evening wear to create a statement look.

  • Introduce Hamsa to boho chic style

    Hamsa jewelry pieces complement the bohemian style well. Consider pairing your hamsa jewelry with flowy maxi dresses, embroidered tops, or wide-leg pants. To complete the boho look, you can also incorporate other spiritual or natural-inspired accessories, such as turquoise stones.

  • Minimalistic look

    Hamsa accessories are known for their dainty, minimalistic look. If you prefer a minimalist style, choose a single, understated hamsa piece as a focal point. Wear a simple hamsa bracelet with a sleek, monochromatic outfit. Choose delicate hamsa stud earrings or a small hamsa pendant necklace to add a subtle touch of symbolism.

  • Let hamsa jewelry be a part of your athleisure outfit

    Blend comfort and style with athleisure wear. Wear your hamsa jewelry with leggings, a sporty top, and a hoodie or jacket. Add a touch of symbolism with a dainty hamsa necklace, a hamsa bracelet, or even a hamsa ring. Complete the look with trendy sneakers or sporty sandals.

Why do people wear Hamsa?

People wear hamsa jewelry for various reasons, including seeking protection, inviting good luck and blessings, honouring their spiritual or cultural beliefs, expressing personal intentions, and embracing it as a fashionable accessory.

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