This special Hamsa charm is made of solid 14K gold (NOT PLATED!) . This dainty hamsa is 3/4 inch in length (20mm) which makes this necklace a very pretty delicate piece of jewelry. Hamsa comes with a 3mm Opal bead The chain is a fine 14K gold box chain. Can be ordered in white gold as well. The Hamsa Hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand. Referred also as hand of Fatima and hand of Miriam. For centuries the Hamsa has been used as a symbol of Good luck and shields its owner from the curse of the evil eye. The Hamsa's positive energy draws happiness, riches and health.