Lariat Style Buddha and Hamsa Necklace and Earring Set
Handmade Lariat Style Buddha Necklace and Earring Set. Buddha is metal and gold in color. It is 3/8 inch long. Hamsa is metal and silver in color. It is 3/4 inch long. Chain is 20 1/2 inches in total length. Hook can be worn in the front or in the back. When worn in the back, the pendant hangs in the back.
Hamsa - or khamsa is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed by some, predominantly Jews, Christians and Muslims, and Hindus to provide defense against the evil eye. It has been theorized that its origins lie in Ancient Egypt or Carthage (modern-day Tunisia) and may have been associated with the Goddess Tanit.
All measurements are approximate.