This special Hamsa pendant is made of Sterling Silver and a light purple Swarovski Crystal. The pendant comes with 18 inch Sterling Silver Chain; if you prefer you can have this with 16 or 20 inch chain at no extra cost; just let me know. 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.