Description Made from 925 Sterling Silver, 14K gold plated. The silver is actual silver, not bonded or plated. With colorful Evil Eyes - brings protection from negative energy. Length 17cm/6.75inch Condition: new The hamsa's path into Jewish culture, and its popularity particularly among the Sephardic Jewish community, can be traced through its use in Phoenecia. Jews sometimes call it the hand of Miriam, referencing the sister of the biblical Moses and Aaron. Five (hamesh in Hebrew) represents the five books of the Torah for Jews. It also symbolizes the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, "Heh", which represents one of God's holy names. Many Jews believe that the five fingers of the hamsa hand remind its wearer to use their five senses to praise God. It predates the Arabic usage of the hamsa by a thousand years.