Hamsa - the Hamsa Hand, or Hand of Miriam, is one of the original symbols for protection. The hamsa eye-charm is considered to be effective in warding off the influence of envious gazing.
This necklace includes a hamsa amulet, an ancient symbol picturing an opened hand with a palm and five outstretched fingers.
The hamsa or "protecting hand" is believed to be a way of averting and getting protection from the evil eye, or in general, as a way of summoning assistance from the "Hand of G-d". It is believed that the envious glare of onlookers, even without any ill intentions, can cause divine repercussions. it could be considered helpful to wear or display such an amulet from a totally practical point of view - simply to consistently remind oneself of our own fragility and weaknesses, and to help us reflect this realization in our day to day thoughts, speech and actions.