Hamsa and Evil Eye Sterling Silver Bracelet - Armenian JewelryDesigner: Armenian Jewelers in Lebanon
The "evil eye" is a symbol of protection in some Middle Eastern countries and so is the hamsa in both the Jewish and Islamic faiths. So this colorful and fun "evil eye" plus hamsa is DOUBLE the protection! And what makes it even more special is that it was handmade by Armenian jewelers in a small town in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley called Anjar. The work of these jewelers has been long renowned across the Middle East and world. It is a reputation that stands testament to the skills and traditions of the Armenian community, which established itself in the country after being driven from what is modern-day Turkey in what some describe as an act of genocide that started in 1915. I was delighted to meet Christ and his lovely wife (see picture) in their small shop located close to a site famous for its ancient Roman ruins. They were equally delighted to see me. The war in Syria has greatly stifled the number of visitors to the area so I was happy to brighten their day by selecting some of their world-class quality pieces for you!
- 7" L
- .925 Sterling Silver, glass "evil eye"
- Handmade by Armenian jewelers in the Armenian community of Anjar, Lebanon
** The first of the additional pics is of me with Christ and his wife in their shop in Anjar. The second is of the Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon (not far from Anjar). It is one of the best preserved and grandest Roman temple ruins in the world...and a great reason to go visit Lebanon to witness for yourself. Spectacular!