Sterling .925 Silver Pendant with Hamsa with Magen David Star Inside The Protection from the Evil Eye Evil eye is a very powerful negative force. It refers to the unfriendly stare and unkind glances we sometimes get from people around us. Envious eyes and looks of ill will affect us, stopping us from realizing our full potential in every area of our life. Hamsa (Khamsa) is a powerful hand-shaped amulet, with the palm facing out, the fingers spread open, in essence blocking the evil eye. It is commonly used by Jews and Muslims to ward off evil spirits. About Magen David Symbol The Star of David was considered to be a powerful amulet in the ancient times and was often used to repel dangers, evil and accidents. Originally, the Hebrew name Magen David -- literally “Shield of David” -- poetically referred to God. The Shield of David is also used as an amulet containing within it various verses from the Book of Psalms, and names of various angels, blessings for success, health, easy childbirth and so on.This is also alluded to in the third blessing after the Haftorah reading on Shabbat: "Blessed are you God, Shield of David. The triangle pointing upwards also symbolizes all that is good in the universe whilst the triangle pointing downwards symbolizes all that is evil. The combination of the two triangles symbolizes the victory of good over evil.