Handcrafted from 18 carat yellow gold, this Altan necklace features a pavé-set white diamond hand of hamsa and a mini turquoise enamel evil eye on a delicate yellow gold chain. Equally enchanting when worn on its own or layered with other necklaces, such as the Didem or Hamra, this understated piece is designed to move effortlessly between occasions, making it a stunning and wearable gift.
18 carat yellow gold chain (between 41 and 42.5cm with adjustable clasp)
0.05 carat white diamonds
8mm by 6mm hand of hamsa
UK - Free US - £25 Europe - £32 Rest of world* - £35 Australia - £45
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.
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.