Size: 48 mm (from top of the ear wire to the bottom) x 19mm wide
Hamsa for protection
The Hamsa is used to ward of the evil eye and can be found on the entrances of homes, in cars, on charm bracelets and chains and more. It is also common to place other symbols in the middle of the Hamsa that are believed to help against the evil eye such as fish, eyes and the Star of David. The color blue, or more specifically light blue, is also considered protective against the evil eye and we could see many Hamsas in that color or with embedded gemstones in different shades of blue. In Jewish use, Hamsas are often decorated with prayers of a protective fashion such as the Sh'ma Prayer, the Birkat HaBayit (Blessing for the Home), or the Tefilat HaDerech (Traveler's Prayer).
For more information about the Hamsa - Hand of Fatima: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa
About the Nazar bead (evil eye bead)
As in many cultures, Turkish people believe the envy of others can cause harm, whether intentionally or involuntarily. Turkish people use Nazar Boncugu (literally "evil eye bead") to guard against evil associated with envious or covetous eyes. Nazars can be seen dangling from the bumpers of taxi cabs, pinned to the clothes of babies, on jewelry, built into the foundation of modern office buildings, guarding the doorways of kebab houses, and built into the code of websites. The charms are believed to reflect evil and protect the wearer from physical harm that can befall the object of "negative thinking."
The beautiful earrings will be wrapped up and shipped off in one of the gift boxes and they'll be shipped via registered Air Mail with tracking number.
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