In many cultures, the Hamsa is a symbol of protection and a bringer of good luck to the wearer.
This tiny hamsa has been handcrafted in 22k gold with the ancient technique of granulation. Each small granule is made by hand. Hundreds of granules are created, one at a time. The piece is carefully heated to just under the melting point of gold, where the granules fuse and become one with the piece. Granulation is an ancient technique, seen in many pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Byzantium. In the center of the Hamsa is a small red ruby, also believed to be a the color of luck and plenitude. Signed on the back by the artist.