The Hamsa symbol is an open hand, often featuring an eye through the middle of the palm. This ancient symbol is popularly used in jewelry and art to represent protection. However, there are more meanings and many regions who use the Hamsa symbol. There is an ancient belief that wearing a Hamsa symbol will intercept negative or evil energy. If negative or evil thoughts are projected at you, the Hamsa symbol will ward off the evil energy and protect you from negative energy or even harm.