i have lived in new york city for 12 years. when you are from here, you never think anything bad will happen to you.  you think stories on the news are fictitious and you think you are invisible to it.  i lived through my college years in reckless abandon. luckily i managed to avoid anything harmful.  three years ago i lived through my first (and hopefully last) traumatizing nyc experience.  it changed me it made me cautious and scared and anxious and absolutely crazy.  while nothing can protect you from the world, there are things that can at least ease your mind.  i came across the company jemulet and their hamsa charms and fell in love.  

the hamsa hand is a traditional ward against the evil eye in many cultures.  the name literally means five for the five digits, presented to fend off malicious spirits and evil intentions. it is a symbol of protection, and wonderfully meaningful.  

the hamsa hand helps me to remember to be strong and aware of my surroundings and keeps me at peace. (it also looks damn cute).

bracelet JEMULET

photo by alexis conti

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