Hamsa Necklaces & Pendents Buying Guide
Hamsa Necklaces are becoming increasingly popular in the fashion world. What is one of the most popular symbols in Judaism is meant to bring in good luck and ward off evil. It was common to have a hamsa hand amulet in one's home, and still is of those of Middle Eastern and North African decent, where the hamsa originate from. The symbol is depicted as an open right hand, often with an eye in the center of the palm and adorned with fish or other symbols of protection and luck. The hand can either be pointing up or down, fingers spread or close together, many believe even the smallest of details have an impact in the hamsa's protection. In Judaism, many connect the hamsa with the exodus from Egypt, as it says that "God took Israel out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm". Hamsa necklaces are gorgeous part of Jewish jewelry and come in stunning variations, made from gold or silver, with shining semi-precious stones, or featuring Kabbalistic and Jewish prayers. If you believe in the power of the hamsa, it is sure to protect you and bring good luck, all while being fashion forward. We chose our favorite Hamsa styles just for you.
The durable Jerusalem Stone is the foundation stone to most of the Old City's buildings, both ancient and new. Jerusalem Stone is a meaningful material to use as precious jewelry, especially for those that include powerful prayers like "If I forget Jerusalem" and "I am to my beloved" with mini silver Hamsas on the pendent. Other necklaces have a silver Hamsa outline, decorated with sapphires or garnets or incredibly detailed and against a shining red Jerusalem Stone. Jerusalem Stone comes in multiple natural colors such as whites, pinks, and reds, making each piece of Jerusalem Stone jewelry almost made special just for you.
Carry a piece of Israeli history with you with a Roman Glass Hamsa necklace. The speckled glass, made from the times of the Roman Empire, gleams on the golden frame, especially with this framed oval pendent. Ben Jewelry, one of Israel's favorite jewelers, has been in the jewelry business for generations, and the result of their long line of practice has shown in all its glory. Their filigree pendent has been made with meticulously detail, while their rounded Hamsa pendent is simple but elegant enough for any occasion. Rafael Jewelry has a similar history to Ben Jewelry, creating equally stunning pieces, such as this silver Hamsa with a Western Wall motif that will transport you to the Old City of Jerusalem.
Shema Yisrael is probably the most well known prayer in Judaism as it resembles the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people. The most popular Shema Yisrael jewelry tends to be an open disk, with the words written inside, and this still stands true with Hamsa styled jewelry. Decorated with diamonds or in a unique bell shape, you can get your favorite style in your favorite symbol. For something a bit more simple, one might go with the sterling silver engraved Hamsa or the spinning disk necklace decorated with Hamsas and the words of Shema. Shema Yisrael Hamsa necklaces are meant for those who have deep rooted faith in Judaism and in their heritage.
The Priestly Blessing is a blessing said by Priests that G-d should protect the Jewish people. Add it to a Hamsa and you have a powerful piece of jewelry. Aside for this double sided disk pendent, the rest of the necklaces have gorgeous Hamsa shaped pendents, with not just one Hamsa. These have two or five charms that will blow you away. Haari's necklace is a beautiful balance of gold and silver, while Studio Golan's necklace features 5 Hamsa, each with a different part of the blessing and one with Porat Yosef and a garnet. Priestly Blessing Hamsa necklaces are a great gift for a spiritual someone or someone who has the Jewish Priesthood in their genes.
Opals are a special stone in Judaism as they were a part of the Hoshen and their bright blue color is seen as an amulet against the Evil Eye, just as Hamsas are. Opal Hamsa necklaces are beautiful, many of which are decorated with ancient filigree or modern looks such as dual-textured pendents and bell shaped Hamsas. There is a great variety to choose from, including those that really bring out the blue in the opal. This blacked silver such as with this Hamsa pendent and disc necklace makes the iridescent stone really pop, as well as gold pendents. Many choose to have the opal as the Evil Eye within the Hamsa but no matter where it is on the pendent, it is sure to look gorgeous.