This tiny 1/2 inch bronze or sterling silver hand is cast based on a Victorian charm for goodluck and warding off the evil eye. It is 2-sided and hangs on a beautiful bar/link chain measuring 18", in sterling silver or antiqued brass (matching the patina on the bronze hand.
The symbol of the thumb between the pointer and middle finger has a variety of different meanings and has been used in adornment and decoration for nearly 8,000 years! It means all different things, but is often associated with females, goddesses. In ancient Etruscan Italy, it was worn as a call for fertility, protection and as a reference to Goddesses. In the early 17th century, the symbol became popular in South America and is still worn in Brazil and Peru commonly as a symbol of protection, much like the 'evil eye.'