Dangling Hamsa Earrings
These spiritual earrings are made up of three yellow/greenish glass (3/8 inch) and patina hamsa hands (1 1/2 inch) on each piese. Total length of earrings excluding the hooks are 2 7/8 inches.
Note: all measurements are approximate
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.