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The hamsa – or fatima – is the “Hand of God”: it’s a protector, a talisman. It’s shaped like a palm often, with the evil eye in the center.

It is believed to originate from the ancient  Middle East/Northern Africa area, bringing its wearer or owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.

The Hand, particularly the open right hand, is a sign of protection that also represents blessings, power and strength.

It is known as a universal symbol, worn by people of many faiths and by people with a strong spiritual base. It is found in home decor,  jewelry, and art.

Below is an incredible antique door knocker from an amazing Etsy site (hopefully soon on FAITHHAUS!): ANTEVASINS  $275. Antique Brass from Morocco.

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At FAITHHAUS we love a hamsa in any fashion, but most definitely in gold, maybe even with a tiny rhinestone. Judging from celeb shots in the media, lots of our favorite celebrities do, too!

Heidi Klum, Jennifer Aniston and Madonna have all been recently spotted wearing hamsa jewelry.

The hamsa from Jboutiq

Lauren Conrad wears one similar to this one at Jboutiq.

 

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