This beautiful Hamsa pendants made with Roman Glass is full of history. Hamsa means five or five fingers of the hand. It is popular in the Middle East and North Africa for protection against the evil eye, blessing and strength and good luck. The Hamsa hand charms came into Judaism culture through Islam where it became popular amongst the Sephardi Jews. The Hamsa has become a popular amulet in Israeli jewelry. The Roman Glass dates back to the Roman Empire period where the Romans added different metals to make different colors. After the end of the Empire the glass was left to Mother Nature in the ground until its discovery in the 70's. The colors of the Roman Glass are simply breathtaking, thus making this pendant a wonderful piece of Israeli jewelry.