The Mano Fico, also called Figa, higa or Powerful Hand. Its form is that of a closed hand, showing the thumb between the index and middle fingers, indicating contempt and protection from impending evil. An amulet used to ward off the evil eye, it is also used against envy and jealousy and to protect against disease. In ancient times, mothers used to place the Higa (made from jet) beside new-borns. Originally from the Iberian peninsula, it eventually spread to different parts of the world under different names.
The Christian Cross brings us closer to the unconditional love of Jesus. It represents his sacrifice in redemption of the human race, his Death and Resurrection. It symbolizes detachment from earthly affairs, the ability to overcome them through spiritual elevation to God. Take it with you in your daily lives and it will help you find the right path and strengthen your heart against adversity, for you will find shelter in the love of Jesus.