Arabic Symbols in Jewellery – The Hand of Fatima and the Evil Eye

Symbols can add depth and meaning to jewellery pieces, telling stories, and offering protection. Among the symbols from various cultures, Arabic symbols stand out for their rich history. This blog post provides more information on two fascinating Arabic symbols, used in our bespoke bracelets: the Hand of Fatima (Hamsa) and the Evil Eye, exploring their significance and why they have become so popular as symbols on jewellery.

The Hand of Fatima (Hamsa):
The Hand of Fatima, also known as Hamsa, is a quintessential Arabic symbol that has transcended cultural boundaries to become a universal symbol of protection. Its origins lie in both Islamic and Jewish traditions, making it a symbol that unites different faiths and cultures.

1. The Five Fingers: At its core, the Hamsa represents the five pillars of Islam. It signifies faith, prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca. Each finger stands for one of these fundamental acts of devotion, making the Hamsa a powerful emblem of spiritual connection.

2. Protection: The Hamsa is believed to ward off negative energies and bring blessings and good fortune. It is therefore popular on jewellery as many wear it as an amulet to shield against malicious intent.

The Evil Eye:
The concept of the Evil Eye is prevalent in many cultures worldwide, including Arabic traditions. It is often incorporated into jewellery and home décor.

1. Warding off Negativity: The Evil Eye symbol, often depicted as a vibrant blue eye, is believed to protect against the envious and their negative intentions. It's like a shield that deflects harmful gazes.

2. Cultural Significance: It is a way to show care and concern for loved ones. Gifting jewellery with this symbol is a way to wish someone protection and wellbeing.

Arabic symbols like the Hand of Fatima and the Evil Eye have become emblems of protection and spirituality. When you wear jewellery featuring these symbols, you not only accessorize your outfit but also carry with you the historic meanings behind these symbols. Black beaded Evil Eye bracelet with Arabic Strength bracelet

You can browse our range of bracelets with these symbols in our catalogue.

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