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a hamsa necklace you can wear daily.

by steff yotka

There's a lot of things I don't believe in--platform shoes, country radio, and too much eyeliner are just a couple--but the number one thing I don't believe in is having a lot of jewelry.

I know diamonds are a girl's best friend, but I'm of the less-is-more philosophy when it comes to my jewelry box, and here's why: I like quality over quantity. I don't mean expensive things, I mean sentimental things. For the past nine years I've worn the same two necklaces every day, and I haven't bought a single necklace since. 

Of the two, one is a hamsa necklace that I stole from my mom, which looks exactly like this one. She bought it when she was just 21, living in New York city as a secretary, and held on to it until I came along to make it my own. She's also racked up a collection of charms that hang beside it, like a purple fish from Portugal and an Italian horn to keep away the bad vibes. I recommended buying your own hamsa and starting off your collection of memories now... who knows who they'll become valuable to in the future.