Exquisitely crafted of gold vermeil, red resin, and enamel, the Figa (Mano fFco) charm pendant necklace serves as an effective talisman against bad luck and the evil eye. Wearing one of these necklaces can also bring positive vibes and good luck, as a reminder of your resilience on life's journey.
The mano fico, also called figa, is an Italian amulet of ancient origin.
Properly called the “mano fico,” this is an Italian symbol going back centuries. It is said to ward off the “evil eye” and bring protection to the wearer. Basically, the gesture is supposed to be so offensive that it scares off the “evil.”
Whether made as an apotropaic gesture or worn as an amulet, the mano fico is used for magical protection against the evil eye.
The Mano Figa has been worn as an incantation to The Goddess, a call for fertility, virility, and sexuality. In South America, they are commonly worn throughout as a symbol of protection against the evil eye.
The Neapolitan custom of making mano fico charms from silver (sacred to the moon goddess Luna) and blood coral (sacred to the sea goddess Venus) hints at the cultural survival of a link between the vulva gesture and ancient Roman goddess worship.
Composition: Sterling silver, 18K gold vermeil, resin
Color: Gold & Red
Dimensions: 35x8 mm
Hand-crafted in Istanbul
Gold vermeil, also referred to as "silver gilt," is a type of gold plating that utilizes sterling silver as a base. It offers superior longevity to gold-plated jewelry due to its thicker plating (~5 times greater than standard gold plating).
Moreover, it is hypoallergenic and less likely to discolor skin, as well as more resistant to tarnish than plated pieces. Generally, vermeil jewelry will remain in good condition for years. High quality and long-lasting, vermeil jewelry combines the strength and durability of sterling silver with the luxurious and beautiful look of gold.
With proper care, this jewelry will maintain its luster for many years. Gold vermeil is an excellent choice that offers superior longevity and protection against discoloration. It's a great way to get the golden look without the cost or hassle of solid gold pieces.
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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RETURNING MY DUTIES AND TAXES?
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WHERE DOES MY ORDER SHIP FROM?
All Naimah Jewelry items are shipped from Istanbul.