Is Someone Giving You the ''Evil Eye''?

Design Idea E89M Necklace and Earrings
by Donna, Customer Service Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Wear the Hand of Fatima, a palm-shaped amulet that is commonly depicted as either an open right hand or a hand with 2 symmetrical thumbs.

Fatima Hand Components The hand can be worn facing up or down. It is worn to protect the wearer from the ''evil eye'' and thought to bring the owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune. The term ''warding off the evil eye'' represents fear of destructive energies that arises from negative emotions like jealousy, hatred and envy. The term giving someone the ''evil eye'' references a certain look that a person may give to cause bad luck for the person whom it is directed at. I think we have all seen that look sometime in our life.

Fatima Hand Components

Commonly known as ''The Hamsa Hand,'' the ''Hand of Fatima,'' or ''The Hand of Miriam'' and even also referred to as ''God's Hand in the Earth''--is regarded as an antidote to negative energies. In all faiths it is a protective sign. The word ''Hamsa'' comes from the Hebrew word ''hamesh'' which means 5--each finger representing a different attribute. Fatima was the daughter of the prophet Muhammad.

Throughout time, religious and esoteric concepts have been expressed through symbols and not words as words were not always the best way to preserve the concept as they could lose their meaning over time through interpretation.

There are many designs using this amulet which can be incorporated into earrings, bracelets, necklaces or a single pendant. Swarovski® crystals came out with a faceted Fatima hand stone which is stunning in crystal rose gold available through Fire Mountain Gems. Create your own design using Swarovski crystals, cloisonné, a variety of metals or wood choices.
Is Someone Giving You the ''Evil Eye''?

Is Someone Giving You the ''Evil Eye''? Fire Mountain Gems carries several items representing the Hand of Fatima; in sterling silver for use as a pendant and also components, drops and beads that you can add your own bead choice to open the design ideas to endless possibilities.

Be sure and check out the Gallery of Designs which offers 10+ designs using the Hand of Fatima; Design Idea E72G is a great way to start out using beautiful Capri blue Swarovski crystals, Czech glass rhinestone and a Fatima hand. Design Idea E72H uses the right-facing hand of Fatima with Swarovski crystals pearls, and a spiral link design; both designs created by our in-house jewelry designers here at Fire Mountain Gems and offer a lot of customization possibilities.

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