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Thursday, October 7, 2010

HamsaJewelry.com Review and Giveaway



I own quite a bit of jewelry but I don’t really own many bracelets, and I really do love to wear unique Fashion Bracelets that not everyone has so when I’m looking for a new unique piece to add to my collection I look for several points of interests such as color, size and charms so when I came across HamsaJewelry.com I knew that their Fashion Jewelry would be perfect to add to my growing collection of unique beautiful jewelry pieces. So when they offered to send me a hand knit beaded bracelet I couldn’t wait to get it and try it on!

About HamsaJewelry.com (Taken From Facebook):

HamsaJewelry.com is a place to find handmade, handsome and hip Hamsa jewelry. Bracelets, earrings, anklets, necklaces and more Kabbalah jewelry.

Through the wearing and collecting of this jewelry, you can bring positive spiritual energy into your life...

Just What Is a Hamsa?

Pretty much anywhere you go in the world you will see Hamsa hands in various forms.

This is a palm-shaped amulet which was born in the Middle East and North Africa. The Hamsa is known in Arabic culture as the hand of Fatima, memorializing Fatima Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad. In Judaism it is known as the hand of Miriam, the sister of Ahron and Moses. Archaeologists inform us that a downward pointing hamsa used as a protective amulet in the Middle East predates its use by the monotheistic faiths to which it is known to – Judaism and Islam, namely. It is associated with Tanit, the supreme deity of Carthage (Phoenicia) whose hand, or, in some cases vulva was a symbol for warding off the evil eye.

Oftentimes, even usually, the Hamsa features an eye in its center. In Arabic and Berber, the hand, the eye and the number five is exemplified in the saying khamsa fi ainek, which means "five fingers in your eye". Still a different formula spoken against the evil eye in Arabic is khamsa wa-khamis. In Hebrew it symbolizes the fifth letter in the alphabet, "Heh", which is representative of one of God's holy names. Jews also believe that the five fingers of the hamsa hand remind its wearer to use their five senses to praise God.

If not an eye, the Hamsa may be plain or other figures may be placed in the center of the hand. Any artistic representation may be placed, evoking any theme which the artist chooses.

So what do you do with a Hamsa hand? You probably won't slap it, you can't shake it; I guess you could use it to fan yourself in church or another hot building in the summer.

Well, it is often times, maybe usually incorporated in jewelry, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, etc. It may be made of plastic, gold, silver or whichever material the craftsperson chooses.

It could be a wall-hanging or a pendant to put in your pocket. It might be a charm to hang from an existing piece of jewelry, a keychain, a cell phone or your cars' rear-view mirror. In Jewish mysticism, like Christianity, fish are a symbol of good luck and holiness, so many Hamsas are also decorated with fish images.

In the last decade, brought about thanks to a renewed interest in the mystical and growing attention to the spiritual side of things, Kabbalah Jewelry and Kabbalah bracelets, such as the Red Kabbalah String Bracelet, have brought attention to the Hamsa.

Well, extensions of the Hamsa Jewelry theme have been rediscovered and westernized as well, Evil Eye Jewelry and other variations related to magical protection have been becoming more common and hip, like a snowball of popularity.

My Thoughts:

I was sent the beautiful Hamsa Hand & Turquoise Beaded Fashion Bracelet with silver plating to review and I must say with it being shipped all the way from Israel I was expecting shipping to take some time but my bracelet arrived in about 7 business days from the day I got the notification that it had shipped so I’m very impressed with the shipping!

Before I continue with my review I wanted to take a minuet to share some information about the Hand & Turquoise Beaded Fashion Bracelet:

Original design and quality materials make this fashion bracelet the perfect gift for yourself and others. Handmade with Japanese Turquoise beads and Hamsa Eye charm it presents a beautiful and inspirational piece of fashion jewelry.

Turquoise is renowned for its pacifying and relaxing qualities, while the
Hamsa is a long standing symbol for safety and protection, from the evil eye and negative energies.

Choose between Gold or Silver plating for the Hamsa charm.

Bracelet measures approximately 7" in length and custom sizes may be ordered

at no additional charge. This bracelet is part of the MIZZE - Made for Luck
collection.

Now, back to my review. Since receiving this bracelet and putting it on my wrist I have not yet taken it off for anything, since I want to do a complete review I felt that having this bracelet on my wrist at all times was the best way to get the best review possible. I’ve worn it to shower, sleep, cook, clean and everything else and I must say that just because I wanted to do a great review, I secretly want to wear this bracelet constantly because I’m just that much in love with it! It’s so simply, unique and just plain beautiful and it fits in my daily wardrobe with no problems so why take it off right?

Like I said I’ve been wearing this bracelet non-stop for a couple weeks now and I have to say I am beyond impress at how well it’s held up to all I’ve put it through! It looks just like new, and like it did when I took it out of the package the day it arrived. I’m convinced that this bracelet is very high quality and wont break or fall apart easily at all!

I’ve received several comments on the bracelet over the last couple of weeks and they have all been very positive and I’m truly in love with my bracelet and I have no intentions of taking it off any time soon. I don’t know if it’s just in my head or not but since wearing this bracelet I’ve felt more lucky and I’ve noticed a rise in my giveaway wins over the past few weeks…what do you think?

Bottom Line:

I’m so impressed with the quality and beauty of the bracelet that I received that I am now trying to decide what anklet I want to order from HamsaJewelry.com, but I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to get my husband to get me the Charmed Protection Anklet for my upcoming birthday! I’ve also gotten quite a few comments about my bracelet from my mother-in-law and she seems to really be wanting one so I’m thinking about getting her one of the Hamsa Hand & Turquoise Beaded Fashion Bracelets for the holidays!

If you are looking for high quality, unique fashion jewelry you should really check out Hamsajewelry.com I’m pretty sure your going to find something you will fall in love with or the perfect gift for somebody you love!


Buy It:
To purchase a Hamsa Hand & Turquoise Beaded Fashion Bracelet and so much more visit their website!

Win It:
Hamsajewelry.com has offer one of my super lucky readers their choice of either the Dotted Sterling Silver Adjustable Wax Wire Bracelet or your choice of item up to $50, how awesome is that?

Mandatory Entry: Visit Hamsajewelry.com and tell me what item you would love to receive or give as a gift! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to HamsaJewelry.com and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow HamsaJewelry.com on Twitter

6. “Like” HamsaJewelry.com on Facebook

Giveaway ends Oct 20, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive Hamsa Hand & Turquoise Beaded Fashion Bracelet mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

116 comments:

  1. I like the Yin and Yang Natural Pearl Bracelet.

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  2. I follow on GFC

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  3. I like the Lilac Drop Earrings
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  4. I follow your blog via GFC as pmnsl95
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  5. I follow Hamsa on Twitter as pmernick1
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  6. I follow you on Twitter as pmernick1 and tweeted
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  7. Reader subscriber
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  8. I would love to give the Amethyst Gemstone Lucky Horseshoe Charm Bracelet to my mom!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  9. I'm a public follower of your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  10. I follow @hamsajewelry on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  11. I like Hamsa Jewelry on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  12. I would love to give the Aqua Green Czech Crystal Iris Bangle to my mom, she wears a lot of green and loves bangles!

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  13. I follow you via GFC
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  14. I follow you via twitter as @luckysluna and tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/luckysluna/status/26702761632
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  15. I would love to give or get the Handknit Love, Joy & Peace Macramé Bracelet

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  16. I like Hamsa Floral Red Earrings

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  17. I love the Evil Eye Solomon Seal Protection Anklet

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  18. I like hamsajewelry on Facebook
    Teresa Layfield

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  19. I love the Turquoise Drop Earrings.

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  20. I follow on gfc.

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  21. I'd like to get the gorgeous and chic Antique Design Hamsa Woven Bracelet and give it to my niece! ;)
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  22. Google Friend Connect Follower ;)
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  23. “Liked” HamsaJewelry.com on Facebook ;)
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  24. Tweet
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  25. I would SO LOVE to have the Amethyst Cleansing Charmed Necklace. Its gorgeous!

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  26. I like the Turquoise Stone Hamsa Peace Bracelet in Leather.
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  27. I love the Peace & Evil Braided Leather Bracelet in purple!!

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  28. Following via GFC (Sofia Byrd)

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  29. Following you on twitter @frompdxwithlove

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  30. Following HamsaJewelry on twitter @frompdxwithlove

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  31. I just love the "Light of Mercy" Iolite Kabbalah Energy Necklace

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  32. Follow on GFC

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  33. Follow Hamsa on Twitter @snowluvnferret2

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  34. I really like the Dark Red Star of David Earrings.

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  35. GFC follower: JennS

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  36. I like the Amethyst Gemstone Lucky Horseshoe Charm!
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  37. Tweet
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  38. I like the Green Hamsa Sterling Silver Earrings.

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  39. I like the Dark Red Hamsa Necklace

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  43. I like the "I Am My Beloved" Ring Handknit Necklace. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I like the Hamsa floral red earrings.
    thanks for the chance.
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  48. I love the ball chain multi charm bracelet.

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  49. like hamsajewelry on fb - deborah t

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  50. follow hamsajewelry on twitter - debijot

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  51. I like the "Key to Love" Rose Quartz Necklace

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  52. I “Like” HamsaJewelry.com on Facebook (@Emmy Coffee)

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  53. Tweet
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  54. I love the Kabbulah 72 Names of God Pendant Necklace with the 925 Sterling Chain. I am not much of a bracelet wearer. Thanks for the entry ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  55. I follow on Google Friend Connect. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  56. I like the King Solomon "Love Seal" Wax Wire Anklet. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  59. I love the Colorful Leaf Pattern & Gold Accent Iris Bangle
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  60. Twitter follow @eswright18 and tweeted
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  61. Liked Hamsajewelry on FB (Ellie Wright)

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  62. I love "Hear Me O God" Pendant Handknit Necklace

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  63. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

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  64. Follow HamsaJewelry.com on Twitter @phxbne

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  65. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/27857303982

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  66. I love the Beaded Circular Vintage Rose Iris Design Earrings


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  67. I am a gfc follower (melissa R)



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  68. I like the Light of Mercy" Iolite Kabbalah Energy Necklace
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  69. I love the "I Am My Beloved" Ring Handknit Necklace.

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  70. I really like the Leather Feng Shui Charms Bracelet and the Handwoven "I Am My Beloved" Wax Wire Bracelet. I think the Dotted Sterling Silver Adjustable Wax Wire Bracelet is gorgeous as well.

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  71. I'm a public follower of your blog.

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  72. Tweet
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  73. I really like the Kabbalah "SAL" Abundance bracelet. The site is excellent.
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  74. I love the http://www.hamsajewelry.com/black-and-white-crystle-crackle-iris-bangle Thanks!

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  75. I would love to have the "Light of Mercy" Iolite Kabbalah Energy Necklace

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  76. I follow you on Twitter @manthas24 and tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/manthas24/status/27921203700

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  77. I also love theBrown & Turquoise Czech Crystal Iris Bangle

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  78. I would love the Amethyst Gemstone Lucky Horseshoe bracelet. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

    maybe it will bring me some luck?

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  79. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  80. I like the Amystest Luck Horseshoe bracelet

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  81. I love the Multi-Layer Gourmet Leather & Metal Bracelet

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  82. Im following you on twitter! sherwalk88

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  83. Follow HamsaJewelry.com on Twitter

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  84. subscribed to your posts via RSS reader

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  85. “Like” HamsaJewelry.com on Facebook

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  86. 10/20 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/27972264254

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  87. follow via google friend connect

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  88. I'd love to give the Leather Middle Eastern Charms Anklet





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  89. i'd love giving the Turquoise Gemstone & Antique Cross Necklace to my mother as a gift
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  90. gfc follower
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  91. rss subscriber
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  92. My favorite item is the Sterling Silver Peace Braided Bracelet in Turquoise. I love it for me but my daughter will want it bc she loves Peace sign jewelry.

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  93. hamsa twitter follower @xbeautifulcoma
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  94. follow and tweet - http://twitter.com/xbeautifulcoma/status/27991018901
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  95. Follow on GFC
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  96. Subscribe via reader
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  97. I would love to receive the ALD Kabbalah Protection Glass Pendant Necklace.

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  98. i love the Two Charms Perfect Match Necklace

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  99. google friend klp1965
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  100. rss google feed subscriber
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  101. like hamsa on facebook kathy l pease
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  102. I would love to give the "Hear Me O God" Pendant Handknit Necklace as a gift

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  103. I am a public follower of your blog (Charlene)

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  104. Following and Tweet:@Swtlilchick
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  105. I am a subscriber via reader

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  106. Following HamsaJewelry.com on Twitter
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