What is a best friend?
Is it a childhood friend that you grew up with and basically have known forever?
Is it a person you met in later years in life and the two of you just meshed perfectly?
Is it a family member, maybe a sister or a cousin?
What is a best friend?
You tell me--
There are so many ways to honor friendship, so many ways to also ruin a friendship--but lets not go there now!
Let's focus on honoring a cherished friend, a soulmate.
There is actually a Chinese folkloric tale about friendship, fate, and wearing a red string.
It's an ancient and beautiful dedication of commitment that unites you and your soulmate through something physical and visual-- a piece of red string.
Chinese tradition says that the string has the potential to bind two individuals by the supreme power of love and mutual trust.
Distance doesn't matter-- you can be a block away, a house away, or a continent away from one another but that connection between the two of you will always remain strong and powerful.
So, this year gift your bestie with a red string.
Or a blue string.
Or just call and tell him or her you are thankful for them and thinking of them.
But, if you want to have a little something to bind the two of you together, these unisex bracelets are exactly what you're looking for.
Designed to fit any wrist, they are waterproof bracelets that easily open and close with a simple pull and a slide of the nylon string.
No-fuss at all jewelry.
From a baby to a teen from a mom to a dad, to a grandparent-- these bracelets are truly unisex and one size fits all.
This style is offered with your choice of four good luck charms and is available in red or blue cord.
The charms are made from sterling silver and dipped in 14k yellow gold, so there really is never a reason to remove the bracelet from your wrist-- swim, shower, workout, or hang out and watch tv while wearing the red string friendship bracelet.
Choose from: Round evil eye with blue center, Jewish Star, Hamsa, or a eye-shaped good luck evil eye charm.
So, regardless of where you are in life and wherever your loved one is located, send them a red string and let them know you're thinking of them.
Here's some ideas:
The list goes on and on.
And if you'd like to read up more on what the evil eye charm is all about, and the three types of evil looming in the background of our lives, check it out here.
Of course, we don't ever want anything harmful coming to anyone "pooh, pooh, pooh!" as our grandmothers would say!
So, if you're looking to buy a friendship bracelet, or a family bracelet, or a loved one bracelet look no further than Alef Bet Jewelry.
Let us know who'd you love to wear this bracelet set with and why!
What is a hamsa hand amulet?
Most commonly, it is just known as a hamsa or spelled as chamsa, even khamsa.
There are many interpretations of these particular usages.
The hand is often depicted with an eye in the center of its open palm, presumably to ward off negative energies, including the gaze of envy.