Silver mounted Quartz Mano Fica
Silver Pendant with cord. Approx. size : 10 x 30 mm
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.
Quartz. Mineral formed by Silicon and Oxygen. It can have different colours and formations depending on the temperature reached in the crystallization and the contact with different minerals or metals. Energy is absorbed, stored and regularly released by Quartz. It cleans and reinforces the body and the soul. Boosts concentration and stimulates the memory. It has been known since Prehistory, and it is used in healing processes and as a protection amulet against enemies.
- Plata 925