This protective amulet, hamsa, represents Jeanne's shield. The inspiration behind this statement piece This bracelet is named Bouclier which in French means shield. It is the oldest form of protection, a preserver of life. The bracelet combines design elements of Joanna's shield with an amulet of the Goddess of Inanna, known as Hamsa. Hamsa is a palm-shaped depiction of the open right hand that is recognized as a symbol of protection and used throughout history. The Hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. Early use of the Hamsa has been traced to ancient Mesopotamia. The image of the open right hand is seen in Mesopotamian artifacts in the amulets of the Goddess Ishtar or Inanna. Inanna is an ancient Mesopotamian Goddess associated with love, beauty, sex, war, justice, and political power. She was originally worshiped in the Summer. She is known as the "Queen of Heaven" and was the patron Goddess of the Eanna temple at the city of Uruk, which was her main cult center. She was associated with the planet Venus and her most prominent symbols included the lion and the eight-pointed star. We are thrilled to bring you this bracelet that is inspired by two great female historical figures and take inspiration from powerful symbols of protection.