This is a traditional and common charm in several Middle-Eastern countries is the hand of Fatima or Hamsa hand. It is also known by the Arab and Jewish communities to bring luck and to protect the wearer from general misfortune or the evil eye. This fabulous charm is made with a 316L high grade surgical steel shaft and a .925 sterling silver jeweled hand. The externally threaded top ball size is 5mm.This navel ring measures 14 gauge and 10mm- 3/8 of an inch. Entire piece is nickel free.