The By Sophie Hamsa Necklace

I got a little gift this weekend - of the costume jewellery variety.

Cue squeal of excitement



It's a little bit of everything, channeling the aesthetics of a pretty disc necklace, combining it with a dose of spirituality - and of course I love it.

The designer is By Sophie and this is a Hamsa necklace - an open palm shaped amulet intended to protect the wearer, much like the evil eye.

I absolutely love the way it looks on. The length and size is just right and well, you know me....little charm like sparkle things? Instant love.

I know that this was purchased at Boutique 1 - Dubai based shopping mecca - and unfortunately I can't find the exact one on the website. They have something equally lovely...and plenty of snake rings that I also love....*sigh* Bring on payday!
 However, I did have a look on Etsy for you and as usual, there are so many pretty alternatives offered at a great price. My votes go to:

1 - Link! Tiny and delicate with a combination of Hamsa and evil eye for the ultimate protection.
2 - Link! More sideways action!
3 - Link! - Similar to mine!

Seriously, how many more mythical charms do you think I can buy and stack up on my person? With this, the evil eye and my sideways cross I should be set for protection :) 

PS. Top worn in above photo is by Sass & Bide (said in Kath & Kim accent) and is a recent eBay acquisition. 

I haven't eBayed for clothes for ages and faith has been totally restored. 

This was such a bargain and it's the most beautiful top - absolutely deserves a post of it's own :)

56 comments:

  1. You are the queen on dainty but beautiful necklaces Laura! :)

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  2. I love this necklace. I think it's nice that it has a meaning (or a power!). It's really cute :) x

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  3. love this! so beautiful ^^

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. You have made me love small charm necklaces.. and this one is just lovely. Ahh, want!

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  5. I much prefer the hamsa style to the evil eye, love the way it's set in a disc and is the perfect length, really pretty! x

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  6. love it, can you link us to the ebay store?? for the top? what have you been up to this sunday?Lorna xx

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    1. sadly it was a one-off :( and i have been at work so not that exciting :)

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  7. loooove this. so dainty and pretty :)
    cannot wait to see the post with the top, from the little glimpse in the photo it looks beautiful!
    xx

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  8. I adore the Hamsa necklaces! I've been very hesitant to wear them as I always thought they were Islamic and as I am not Muslim, it would have just felt 'wrong' to wear them, but I did some research and I'm definitely going t buy one! Yours is divine :)


    xxxxx

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    1. I think it's grounded in Islam but also has links to Judaism. But hey, I am a Christian :)

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    2. Thanks for clarifying, I think we can both agree it's just a beautiful symbol :)

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  9. I should count the number of jewel pieces I got because of you. Or maybe not :))
    (I am thankful, though, I never know where to look for pretty jewelry so I'm so glad I can just use your own research!)

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  10. ohhh that's such a pretty necklace, it looks like it'd suit anyone. Agree with stylefrost, that I prefer this to the evil eye ones! i really want a lorraine stannick disc necklace...*sigh, one day* xx

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    1. I know :( They are lovely but far too expensive. You could go and get it created bespoke at a jewellers of course...would be lots cheaper!

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    2. hahah my dads a jeweller!! maybe before my next birthday ill just print out a bunch of pics and slide them under his door..subtle hints..you know

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  11. The necklace is lovely but I especially like your top, would love to see it properly in another post!

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    1. Of course! I am obsessed with it. God love eBay :)

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  12. Sooooo pretty! I recently bought one and love it so much planning to get the matching bracelet, like you waiting for payday! :) x x

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  13. Such a pretty necklace ! This is absolutely beautiful ! xx

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  14. That is so pretty! I must admit I ordered another initial ring today from Etsy. Can't...stop...shopping! :) xx

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  15. love your dress/top thingy and cute necklace!

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  16. the necklace is so pretty!!!

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  17. So pretty Laura! I'd love to own something like this, but can never find the right one, but thanks to you I have. (:

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  18. It's lovely!

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  19. I adore this! It's so delicate looking :)

    Frances xx
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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  20. i love pretty, simple, delicate jewellery like that, as always thanks for posting laura!

    xx veronica

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  21. I love this necklace! Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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  22. Love this necklace!!!
    Check out my giveaway- http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/giveaway-revlon-lip-butter-and.html

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  23. The necklace is so you. It's always nice when a gift is exactly what you wanted but never knew you did (if that makes sense).

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  24. I have the necklace in your first link (but in silver), my mum bought it for my for christmas, and I generally wear it layered with a sideways cross necklace (mine is slightly off centre, so they look a bit 'random' which I like)
    Good choice!

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  25. Your kath and Kim reference just made me laugh out loud! Gorgeous necklace.

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  26. So in love with this necklace! So delicate and gorgeous, you will be able to wear it with everything!

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  27. Such a gorgeous necklace! I love how dainty it is :) Can't wait to get a better look at the top if it gets its own post :D It looks so pretty as well!

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  28. this necklace is so pretty. i love your top too :) x

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  29. I could not take my eyes off the TOP

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  30. I totally want that necklace!!!

    I am a new follower of your blog. Would love the follow back :)

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  31. beautiful!

    Polly with love
    follow)

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  32. I have one like that too :) they seem to be everywhere at the moment! That top is stunning too!
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  33. you look beautiful in dainty necklaces! i just purchased the 1st necklace you recommended on etsy! very excited to wear it! :)

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  34. Hi Laura,

    Gorgeous necklace and even more gorgeous top but what tan are you wearing? It's fab :)

    Love
    Sarah
    xX

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  35. JUST
    COOL

    Thanks for sharing this options to buy it. =)

    XOXO from MUNICH

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  36. this is just gorgeous!! This might be added to the shopping list I think!

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  37. Enter Me! Can't wait for a post on your Sass and Bide eBay top, looks amazeballs! Xo

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  38. Enter me please! So so gorgeous :) x

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  40. wow, very beautiful jewelry . and good idea .we can send jewelry to our friends .
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