Handcrafted from 18 carat yellow gold, this Altan cuff bracelet features a pavé-set white diamond hand of hamsa (on both sides), along with a single solitaire white diamond on a delicate yellow gold wire. Suspended from the lobster clasp is a mini navy enamel evil eye. Wear the Altan cuff on its own as an elegant piece or stack it with our other bracelets, such as the Didem or Alpy. This understated-yet-luxe cuff will become a wardrobe staple.
Widely recognised in many cultures for its powers to ward off negativity, the hamsa hand’s spiritual currency is rooted in the ancient world. Depicting the open right hand, legend has it that the talisman brings its owner health, luck and happiness. Today the hand of hamsa can be seen printed across boats, bags and the doorways of the Mediterranean, and of course, jewellery.
The evil eye is a sacred symbol used for centuries as protection against negative spirits in Mediterranean culture. Its spiritual meaning dates back to ancient Rome and Greece, and today can be seen printed across boats, bags and above doorways to ward off evil, and of course, jewellery. Legend has it that the evil eye works as a shield for envy, reflecting any evil back to where it came from and protecting its owner from any harmful spirits.
Alemdara jewellery is designed to be worn every day – to pair beautifully with other favourite jewellery pieces or to be playfully and creatively combined with other jewels within the Alemdara collection. Each piece is handcrafted in the ancient markets of Istanbul, using techniques that have been passed down through generations. This piece has been certified in accordance with the Hallmarking Act 1973.