Many cultures believe in “the evil eye,” a malicious stare believed to be able to cause illness, death, or just plain bad luck. For good luck and protection, people in some cultures wear amulets with a glass representation of an eye, usually in blue glass. Others, however, ward off evil with the hamsa, the depiction of an open right hand. The hamsa is popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelery and wall hangings. It is also sometimes called the “hand of Fatima” in commemoration of Muhammad’s daughter Fatima Zahra. Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the mother of Jesus. In the Jewish tradition, the Hamsa is called “The hand of Miriam for Miriam, sister of Moses.”
No matter what you call it, the Hamsa is a sign of protection that also represents blessings, power and strength as well as protection against the evil eye. Now Jewelry for a Cause has introduced the Hamsa Bracelet ($28.00). A brushed metal hamsa amulet with decorate, evil eye design, is tethered to champagne-colored fabric cord bracelet. The one-size-fits-almost-all sizing works for men as well as women and it’s sure to get attention. But the most important thing to know about the Hamsa Bracelet is that it supports Knock-Out Abuse Against Women . Knock-Out Abuse Against Women is dedicated to promoting awareness and helping women who have been victims of domestic violence to break the cycle and rebuild their lives.
Wear the bracelet as a reminder of the positive impact you can have on the lives of other people, by reaching out to them with an open hand and an open heart. This is a lovely gift for a little thank-you, for a stocking stuffer at holiday time, and perhaps, for that special someone to present on New Years Eve, or Valentines’ Day. Get more information at Knock-Out Abuse Against Women WebSite and purchase the Hamsa bracelet at Jewelry for a Cause. While there, check out the other charitable items Jewelry For a Cause offers for sale!