Gold hand of Fatma pendant “Five”


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Delicate pendant in 18 carat filigree gold representing Fatma’s hand, a protective symbol in many cultures and a lucky charm in jewelry for centuries.

  • Size: 2cm without the bail and 2.5cm with it
  • Weight: 0.46g

This unique piece has had previous lives in North Africa.

The story: The origin of the hand of Fatma dates back to the time of the Phoenicians (1200 to 300 BC). The latter associated her with the Berber goddess Tanit, patron saint of Carthage.
Since then, every culture or religion (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist…) has taken back its positive universal meaning to adapt it to its own sacred history.
Among Arabs and Berbers, it is a reference to Muhammad’s daughter and represents protection against the evil eye. In the Jewish religion, it refers to the many symbolism of the number 5 and is synonymous with divine power. In the Christian religion, it is a symbol of fertility and blessing, and its use to ward off evil comes from Antiquity.
In many North African countries, it is used as a symbol of protection, especially on the facades of houses. In the Hindu and Buddhist tradition, it is a representation of the 5 energy flows that flow through the chakras in the human body, to the five senses and their associated postures and gestures (mudras).
Finally, in jewelry, Fatma’s hand is synonymous with luck, a protective talisman to accompany you on a daily basis.