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RHODIUM PLATED SILVER CUBIC ZIRCONIA HAMSA & EVIL EYE TALISMAN NECKLACE

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £60.00
RHODIUM PLATED SILVER CUBIC ZIRCONIA HAMSA & EVIL EYE TALISMAN NECKLACE

The necklace is made using an 18" silver chain with an evil eye sitting in a Hamsa pendant. The size of the pendant is approximately 1.5cm H x 1.2cm. The necklace is adjustable.

All items are sent in a free fully recycled Christine Alexander gift box. All items will be dispatched within 1-3 days, however, I will do my best to dispatch all items as soon as possible.

The Hamsa hand is also known as the Khamsa, Hand of Miriam, and Hand of Fatima, depending on your faith. It is best known for the power to protect the owner from the evil eye and bring happiness to the holder. Many peace activists who are completely devoted to the hope of Muslims and Jews living side by side in harmony may wear the Hamsa hand or Fatima's hand. Worn in that context it may symbolize protection from evil and the bringing forth of happiness for both Jews and Muslim alike.

Belief in the evil eye dates back to Classical antiquity. Peter Walcot's Envy and the Greeks (1978) listed more than one hundred works by these and other authors mentioning the evil eye. Plutarch's scientific explanation stated that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Pliny the Elder described the ability of certain African enchanters to have the "power of fascination with the eyes and can even kill those on whom they fix their gaze".

A precious white metal from the Platinum family, Rhodium costs eight times more than pure gold (23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more than its relative Platinum! A very hard and scratch-resistant metal, it is sometimes used to plate silver, where it also prevents it from tarnishing. As it is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, it is often used as a coating and is sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. It is often electroplated on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, in order to create an illusion setting for Diamonds.

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