Hamza Earrings with Ruby

Hamza Earrings with Ruby

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I have made Hamza earrings in a variety of ways. I have etched them and engraved them on sterling silver. Sometimes I have painted them with patina other times not. I have made them using pure 999 silver and burnished them with 24K gold foil. I have added lapis cabochons on the palm because it reminds me of the Hamza pendants I saw in Turkey made from glass.

This time I wanted to try something different so I put a ruby cabochon on the palm and added little balls of silver on the fingers. I then burnished the balls with 24K gold foil using an ancient gilding process called Keum Boo.

Hamza or Hamesh or the Hand of Fatima is recognized in the East as protection from evil. It also represents femininity. 

I trust the earrings will protect the person who wears them and bring them confidence and joy.

Dimensions 1 and 1/4 inch from the top of the ear wire by 1/2 inch width

Sterling silver ear wires. These can be switched to comfortable sterling silver clip ons for an additional charge.

PLEASE NOTE : These earrings just sold. However if you wish I can create a custom order. They will look slightly different since I make everything from scratch. For instance the application of the gold and patina may be slightly different.